Peer Mentor Ishmail on winning the Prison Educator of the Year award

Peer mentor Ishmail writes to us from prison to talk about how he became a peer mentor and reflect on memorable experiences from the role.

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The Prisoner Learning Alliance is a network that brings together organisations and individuals with expertise in prison education.

Some of our recent achievements include:

Our chair is Professor Tom Schuller, who has held senior posts in academia and policy, is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and a visiting professor at Birkbeck and the UCL Institute of Education.

We are organised through a steering committee, voted for by our members. The secretariat is provided by Joe Coules and Francesca Cooney from Prisoners’ Education Trust.

Become a Member

The Prisoner Learning Alliance currently has over 115 members including prison officers, governors, teachers, voluntary sector workers and people with lived experience of prison.

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