In September, Michael Gove announced a review of education in adult prisons.
Unlock as a charity focuses on the problems that people face as a result of their criminal record. We do not provide education in prisons or in the community to individuals. However, we run a Helpline that deals with over 5,000 people with convictions each year. We also run training for practitioners, including prison education providers, on criminal record disclosure.
As a result of this work, we believe we have some valuable comments to make to this consultation process, particularly in ensuring that people leaving prison are properly prepared for life with a criminal record through improved education in prison.
Written by Christopher Stacey, Co-Director of Unlock