With 60% of prisoners leaving prison without an identified employment, education or training outcome*, Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET) recognise the need to provide people in prison with skills, qualifications and attributes that will help them unlock their potential and access employment after release. In prisons that are increasingly challenging places to live, education can provide a vital lifeline, PET works hard to remove the obstacles in the way of prisoner learners, and empower people to transform their lives through learning.
*All Statistics: Unlocking Potential, Dame Sally Coates
46% of prisoners are at a primary school level of English and Maths
42% of prisoners have been permanently excluded from school
24% of prisoners have been in the care system compared to 2% of the general population
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