• Rehabilitation rests on investment in education

    David Gauke’s recent speech on prison reform had a lot in it to like, writes Peter Cox, who explains what he sees as the next steps The justice secretary recently outlined his views on the role of prisons within society. Sitting in the audience, I was struck by his honest overview of a prison system

    5.00 Mar. 18th, 2018 | Opinion

  • Government outlines single awarding organisation plan for prisons

    The Ministry of Justice intends to appoint single awarding organisations for seven areas of study, it has announced on the government tendering website. The areas of study are to be English, ESOL, maths, ICT, catering and hospitality, construction, and cleaning and facilities, which between them it claims cover 42 per cent of its learning delivery. These,

    18.28 Aug. 25th, 2017 | News

  • Changes to justice system will affect those working in FE colleges

    Recent policy changes to keep more young offenders out of custody will affect those working at FE colleges, says Sally Alexander The prisons and courts bill published today promises to “enshrine into law that a key purpose of prison is to reform and rehabilitate offenders, as well as punish them for the crimes they have committed”. 

    17.10 Feb. 23rd, 2017 | Opinion

  • Prison learning needs more staff to succeed

    While prison reform is to be welcomed, simply dealing with the staff shortages would solve many of the barriers to learning, says Sally Alexander. Prison reform has been a hot topic of conversation since Michael Gove was appointed as justice minister back in May 2015. With his sudden exit earlier this year, the sector has

    13.00 Nov. 13th, 2016 | Opinion