Education changes lives yet current government policy focuses on prisoners with a sentence of under a year.Those with a longer sentence cannot be forgotten. PET wants to provide these individuals with access to vital educational opportunities; proven by the Ministry of Justice to reduce reoffending.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1084718)
The government‚Äôs agenda focuses on short sentenced prisoners (serving under 12 months) who will be held in newly appointed ‚Äòresettlement prisons‚Äô. As a result, resources are being concentrated on these prisoners, in particular the last three months of a prisoner‚Äôs sentence. Longer sentenced prisoners are becoming a forgotten group, even though they make up almost half of the static prison population, and most are serving sentence lengths which will see them return to our communities on release.
PET will provide access to distance learning courses, advice and guidance, ensuring learning tailored to individual areas of interest and personal career aspirations. Prisoners will rebuild their self-confidence, develop study skills, learn more about subjects close to their heart, and improve their employability and chances of successful resettlement on release. Our approach will ensure these individuals do not get lost in the system, but instead realise their potential and rebuild their lives.
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