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The Prisoner Learning Alliance (PLA) closed in 2023, after 11 years of working to improve prison education.

Founded by PET in 2012, the PLA was a network of organisations and individuals with expertise, experience and an interest in prison education.

The network of over 400 members included prison officers, governors, prison teachers, voluntary sector workers, academics, people with lived experience of prison, and prison education providers.

The PLA organised nine conferences with over 1,400 attendees; gave out 80 awards to teachers, education staff, prison officers and peer mentors; and hosted countless roundtables, focus groups and webinars.

All resources produced by the PLA are available online on the PLA website. You can find a summary of some of the network’s key resources and reports here.

At the end of 2023 we hosted an event to mark the PLA’s closure and celebrate its work – you can read the round-up here.

If you have any questions about the PLA, please email PET’s Head of Fundraising and External Affairs Cassie Edmiston.

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