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The Prisoner Learning Alliance is a network of over 200 members. Anyone with expertise, experience or an interest in prison education is welcome to become a PLA member; our current network includes prison officers, governors, prison teachers, voluntary sector workers, academics, people with lived experience of prison, and prison education providers.

 

Memberships Available

There are two kinds of membership available: associate membership (available to individuals without lived experience of prison at no cost) and full membership (available to individuals with lived experience of prison at no cost, and to organisations for a small fee). Read more about each membership below.

 

Associate Membership

Associate members gain access to the above features of PLA membership.

Associate membership is available to:

  1. Individuals without lived experience of prison, at no cost. Associate members include prison teachers and officers, charity workers, researchers and people passionate about prison education.

 

Full Membership

Full members gain access to the above features of PLA membership, in addition to: regular opportunities to contribute to PLA briefings; the ability to stand for committee elections and vote for the steering committee; and (if an organisation) have their organisation’s name and logo included on the PLA website.

Full membership is available to:

  1. Individuals with lived experience of prison at no cost.
  2. Organisations and corporations, for a small fee (see below).

Why become a PLA member?

Both associate members and full members gain the following Prisoner Learning Alliance membership benefits:

  • Stay up to date on policy changes affecting prison education
  • Discover and discuss modes of good practice in prison education
  • Receive invitations to upcoming PLA events, like our popular Wednesday Webinars, and our awards
  • Be the first to read new PLA research reports and policy briefings
  • Join the European Prison Education Association (a multinational network of prison education specialists) at no extra cost

Associate Membership

Individuals without lived experience of prison can become an associate member at no cost.

 

Full Membership

Individuals with lived experience of prison can become a full member at no cost.

Organisations can become a full member for a small annual fee, determined by income:

  • If an organisation’s income is below £500,000, the annual membership fee is £50.
  • If an organisation’s income is between £500,000 and £1million, the annual membership fee is £60.

PLA Membership Form

 

The privacy notice for each membership is available here:

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