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20 Dec 2023 | PLA Briefings, Reports and Resources , Prison Education News

Celebrating the PLA

Celebrating the work of the Prisoner Learning Alliance  This month members of the PLA came together to mark the closure of the PLA and to reflect on the impact of the alliance since its foundation in 2012.  Alexandra Marks, founding Chair of the PLA, shared her recollections of the daunting task of bringing so many […]

27 Sep 2022 | Curriculum Development , PLA Briefings, Reports and Resources

PLA materials on cell-based learning

The PLA has published a new set of materials to support cell-based prison education. Developed by Claire Collins for the PLA, the materials focus on education approaches and resources that can be used by teachers to support cell-based learning.

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13 Aug 2021 | PLA Briefings, Reports and Resources

PLA and UCU Publish a New Report on the Experiences of Prison Teachers

‘Prison education is a neglected area, in society generally and within post-secondary education. Yet we have a large – and growing – prison population, whose educational needs are as great as any. For individuals and for wider society, education can play a crucial part in enabling their rehabilitation and subsequent reintegration. Teachers in prison have […]


08 Jul 2020 | PLA Briefings, Reports and Resources

New PLA Briefing: Digital Technology in Prisons

The Prisoner Learning Alliance has published a new briefing, The Digital Divide: Lessons from prisons abroad.

The briefing looks at effective uses of digital technology in prison education around the world from Spain and Australia, including examples such as in-cell tablets and virtual-reality headsets. Projects in other countries demonstrate that it is possible to provide safe, secure, restricted intranet and internet access to prisoners.

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01 Apr 2020 | PLA Briefings, Reports and Resources

Introducing the PLA In-Cell Activity Hub

When prisons are in lock-down, people spend a lot of time in their cells with no access to face-to-face activities. The InCellActivityHub contains creative, unique resources  contributed by organisations and individuals for PEF providers and prison staff to download and print.

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