Become a Member

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What can you expect as a PLA member?

  • Stay up to date on policy changes in prison education
  • Learn about and share good practice
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards
  • Receive our reports and briefings
  • Join the European Prison Education Association

Anyone with expertise or an interest in prison education is welcome to become a PLA member. We ask for a small membership fee for organisations, and individuals can become a member for free. 


For more information see our memberships privacy notice:


Individuals with personal lived experience of prison can become full members and other individuals can become associate members. There is no charge for individual membership.

Individual members include prison teachers and officers, charity workers, researchers and people passionate about prison education.


Organisations that share the PLA’s vision can become full members. Annual fees for organisational membership are tiered:

  • Organisations with an income up to £500,000 £50
  • Organisations with an income from £500,000 to £1m £60
  • Organisations with an income from £1m to £10m £120
  • Organisations with an income over £10m £250

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