Good news for James Timpson, prisoners want to learn, study shows

10th July 2024

Prisoners embrace higher education and want more digital skills, a new report has found

A report carried out by academic researchers at Nottingham Trent University has produced evidence that education is in high demand among prisoners.

The study, “The development of accredited digital higher education distance learning opportunities for prisoners”, also noted that figures from Prison Reform Trust show that higher education can reduce reoffending, which currently costs the UK £18.5 billion per year, by up to 40 percent.

The report examined existing digital learning opportunities being offered by Coracle, a King’s Award-winning, Cambridge-based company, which currently provides 2750 laptops to 90 prisons in England and Wales.