Yes, we believe digital literacy is a right for everyone, because digital skills are so fundamental to living in our modern world. The digital divide is only growing for prisoners.
If we invest in upskilling prisoners now, while they are in prison, then they are more likely to reintegrate successfully back into society, making our neighbourhoods and communities safer places to live.
And let’s not forget that prisons are expensive places to run. If we are able to bring down reoffending rates, it will reduce the money we need to spend on policing, on courts, on prisons, and, of course, on the economic impact that crime has.