PM Today: "Let Prisoners Learn", Say British People

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. The survey, commissioned by digital learning company Coracle, asked: “Should prisoners receive education?” Read the feature here on PM Today.