In our first Wednesday Webinar we hear from Angela Cairns former CEO of Shannon Trust, a charity delivering vital literacy education to those incarcerated in the UK. She speaks with Professor Tom Schuller about challenges related to delivering prison education and the importance of amplifying prisoner voices.
The Prisoner Learning Alliance has published a new briefing, The Digital Divide: Lessons from prisons abroad.
The briefing looks at effective uses of digital technology in prison education around the world from Spain and Australia, including examples such as in-cell tablets and virtual-reality headsets. Projects in other countries demonstrate that it is possible to provide safe, secure, restricted intranet and internet access to prisoners.
Code4000 teaches coding skills to people in prison, helping people with convictions to find employment upon release whilst also helping to fill the nationwide shortage in coding and technology-related skills. In this blog, Code4000’s CEO Rod Anderson talks about the impact of their workshops, as well as some of the challenges they come across in delivering their work.
When prisons are in lock-down, people spend a lot of time in their cells with no access to face-to-face activities. The InCellActivityHub contains creative, unique resources contributed by organisations and individuals for PEF providers and prison staff to download and print.
The Prisoner Learning Alliance has been campaigning for greater access to digital technology since we began. When faced with potential staff shortages and longer lock-up, the case for greater access to in-cell technology comes into its own.