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08 Jul 2020 | PLA Briefings, Reports and Resources

New PLA Briefing: Digital Technology in Prisons

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.

06 Jul 2020 | Digital Technology

Guest Post: The Value of Technology Training in Prisons with Code4000

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.

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01 Apr 2020 | PLA Briefings, Reports and Resources

Introducing the PLA In-Cell Activity Hub

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.

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25 Mar 2020 | Digital Technology , Prison Education News

Digital Technology in Prisons is More Urgent Now than Ever

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.

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