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HMP Pentonville Prison, art class

24 Feb 2020 | Blogs , Policy

Children’s education in custody: “Too many failed by the system”

At any one time, up to 1000 children can be in prisons or secure training centres. Francesca Cooney, our Head of Policy, reviews the recent report from HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) on children in custody and outlines what it tells us about access to education.

"I couldn't imagine my life without it"

19 Aug 2019 | Prison/university partnerships , University study | Blogs , PUPiL , University

“I couldn’t imagine my life without it”

Rowan Mackenzie is a PhD Researcher at University of Birmingham and since early 2018 has been helping to bring Shakespeare behind bars at a number of prisons. Today we hear from Rowan and from the Gallowfield Players, a theatre company at HMP Gartree

Reading text books

30 Apr 2019 | Fundraising | Blogs

Help us mark our 30th birthday in style

For 30 years, we’ve been helping prisoners change their lives through education. In this blog, our Head of Fundraising Cassie outlines all the ways you can get involved and help us mark this significant birthday.

19 Dec 2018 | PET news | Blogs

“Thank you for your brilliant support”

In this blog, our Head of Fundraising Cassie rounds up a terrific year of fundraising challenges and campaigns and makes clear just how important your support is.

Writing on a whiteboard

13 Dec 2018 | Prison/university partnerships | Blogs , PUPiL , University

Linguistic Foundations: Bringing English support to partnerships

Diana Scott supports students with English language and academic skills as a foundation for their further study. Here she discusses the important role English for Academic Purposes (EAP) support can play for prison learners.

04 Dec 2018 | Blogs

Alexander Maconochie – a forgotten penal reformer?

In a speech first delivered at the PET Carol Concert, the charity’s President John Samuels QC offers his personal reflections on an important but little-known figure in the history of prison reform.

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