Prisoners' Education Trust is committed to doing what works to reduce reoffending. This resource library presents evidence and research related to all aspects of prison rehabilitation.
Search our resource library for a wide range of articles including: academic research, reports and policy related documents all within the theme of prison education. We welcome further content and if there is something you would like added to the resource library then please contact Katy Oglethorpe, Media, Communications and Alumni Manager.
All | Prison staff | Feb 2014Dr Lynne Rogers, Margaret Simonot, Angela Nartey
This report summarises the findings of research conducted by the University and College Union (UCU) and the Centre for Education in the Criminal Justice System (CECJS) at the Institute of Education, University of London to learn more about prison educators and to explore the impact of offender learner funding on their professionalism and practice.
All | Resettlement | Feb 2015Mark Day and Charles Spiropoulos
A research on ROTL (Release on temporary license) and its role in promoting effective resettlement and rehabilitation.
All | Government policy | Apr 2017The Justice Committee appointed by the House of Commons
This 2017 report published by the Justice Comittee analyses the Government's prison reform programme.
All | Prison practice | Nov 2016The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice by Command of Her Majesty
This report looks on how prisons can become a place of safety and reform which will give prisoners the skill they need to become law-abiding citizens when they are released.
All | Education | May 2016Dr Jamie Bennett, Paul Crossey, Karen Harrison
The topic of this edition will resonate with many for whom education has been a route through which they have transformed their own life chances or personal identity. The expansion of university education and the increased access to and valued placed upon education and training means that this is a means through which people can shape their own future.
All | Prison practice | Mar 2017Jessica Jacobsen, Catherine Heard and Helen Fair
This report looks at patterns of imprisonment in ten contrasting jurisdictions across all five continents of the world, namely: • Kenya and South Africa in Africa • Brazil and the United States in the Americas • India and Thailand in Asia • England and Wales, Hungary and the Netherlands in Europe • Australia in Oceania Over the course of the report, we present a brief history of imprisonment in each of the ten countries, and consider what lessons might be learnt for reducing use of custody worldwide.
All | Prison practice | Nov 2016Prisoner Learning Alliance
Prisoner Learning Alliance response to the The Ministry of Justice White Paper: Prison Safety and Reform.
All | Government policy | Mar 2015The Justice Committee appointed by the House of Commons
The first major inquiry on prisons planning and policies in this Parliament, and it has provided an opportunity to consider the impact of the Government’s programme of reforms and efficiency savings across the prison estate. In particular they have examined two measures that have been employed by the Ministry of Justice to reduce the operational costs of the system: benchmarking; and structural reforms replacing inefficient prisons with new prisons and extra house blocks in existing prisons.
All | Distance learning | Jun 2010Ministry of Justice
Prison Service Instruction outlining how prison staff should support prisoners access to Open University, Higher Education and Distance Learning.
All | Prisoner Learning Alliance | Feb 2017Prisoner Learning Alliance