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Essex Magazine: Prisoners' Justice Day

6th March 2023

The vast majority of people in Britain believe prisoners should be educated while they are detained and want them to find work after release, a new survey carried out in advance of Prisoners’ Justice Day (August 10th) has shown. An online poll of 2315 people from across the UK showed that 88.5 percent of respondents, or nearly nine out of ten people, believe that inmates should receive education during their time in prison. The public were particularly supportive of prisoners gaining ‘work skills for employment’, with 42.8% backing the approach over other kinds of prisoner education listed in the survey. Read the feature on Essex Magazine here.