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Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET) offers distance learning courses, advice and guidance to people in prison.

We help 1,500 people each year, giving them the skills to build brighter futures. We use our research and expertise to improve prison education and show policymakers and the public the impact it can have.

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Initially working in just HMP Wandsworth, we now fund courses in every prison in England and Wales. We have a team of over 20 staff members, supported by volunteers, trustees and patrons, as well as our alumni.

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For 30 years we've been at the forefront of education in prisons

Our history
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We're powered by committed staff, trustees, alumni and volunteers

Who we are

Our funding

PET’s work is made possible through the generosity of our donors and supporters.

We are funded through donations from charitable trusts and foundations, and from individual givers. We also receive an annual grant from the Ministry of Justice. For more information see our Annual Accounts.

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