Digital Skills Can Cut Crime

27th September 2023

Crime rates could be cut if inmates were given digital education to prepare them for ‘life on the outside’, a King’s Award-winning prison education expert has said.  

Following Adult Learners’ Week, James Tweed, founder and CEO of Cambridge-based prison education company Coracle Inside, says digital exclusion is making crime more likely.

Tweed says not preparing former offenders for contactless payments, touch screen technology and smartphones makes rehabilitation incredibly difficult.