WGPlus (Archive)

Stopping the ‘boomerang’ effect in our prison system
Announcement of a review of education in adult prisons.   We have more than 80,000 adults in custody and one of the most important things we can do once they are inside the prison walls is to make sure that they get the literacy & numeracy skills they need to make them employable & positive contributors to society once released.  For those serving longer sentences, education and training is a key part of their rehabilitation.
Researched Links:

MoJ:  Education in prison

Prisoners' Education Trust

Education & work in prison - Gov.uk

Civitas factsheet:  Education in Prisons

Prison education: Ofsted attacks standards in jails - BBC News

Offender Learning - The Open University

Education & Training - Ministry of Justice

UCU | Prison education staff

Armed Forces praised for literacy & numeracy training

Armed Forces basic skills longitudinal study: executive summary

Results from the Surveying Prisoner Crime Reduction (SPCR) survey

British Army - Reading & Writing

Army Education Officers teach Gurkhas in Helmand

Meeting needs? The Offenders’ Learning & Skills Service

Offenders’ Learning & Skills Service

£1.8m in BIG funding to keep ex-offenders on ‘straight and narrow’

Civitas:  We need a policy that delivers something between the 2 extremes of ‘giving them the key’ and ‘throwing it away’ (2nd item)

Army Basic Skills Provision Whole Organisation Approach (A2139) - Lessons learnt

NAO: The youth justice system in England & Wales: Reducing offending by young people