HMP Pentonville students draw up prison education manifesto
As part of HMP Pentonville’s commemorative book marking their partnership with PET, Carl – a resident at the prison – has written a 16-point manifesto for improving education across the prison estate.
- Put yourself in situations where learning is required to survive and thrive.
- Encourage young adults under the age of 21 to engage with education.
- The highest paid activity.
- Showing up is just the beginning.
- Bespoke to meet the needs of the learner.
- The most valued activity.
- Underpins everything that happens in prison.
- Access to modern technology; access to the internet.
- Learning forums.
- Strong links to the learning provider in the local area.
- Variety of course provision.
- Recognise good teachers and retain their services.
- Valuable tool for social development.
- Respect and positive regard for all undergoing education.
- Regular open days and education and training fairs.
- Clear pathways to allow students to continue education upon release.
Carl was part of the team that wrote and designed the commemorative book marking HMP Pentonville’s 20-year partnership with PET.
You can read an interactive version of the book here.
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