The Ministry of Justice have launched their Prisons Strategy White Paper, "A strategy to cut crime and protect the public with a modern, secure prison estate designed to rehabilitate prisoners". The paper, which sets out a vision for the next 10 years, addressees the most critical areas for reducing reoffending.
At Ufi we believe that a quality education is fundamental to supporting prisoners in gaining the skills they need for stable and secure employment upon release. We also believe that digital tools and technology present a proven means to deliver the prison education system that the UK needs.
In our response to the White Paper we have made recommendations to Government focused on three key points:
- Addressing the inconsistency and fragmentation of the prison system;
- Supporting security; and
- Reducing recidivism
Our response is supported by case studies from several Ufi supported projects operating within the UK’s prison and probation sector, each of which demonstrates how technology can help prisoners gain the skills they need to succeed in work.
You can download our full response and read the Executive Summary below.
A quality education is fundamental to achieving a safe and secure prison population and to reducing reoffending rates. Digital tools and technology are essential to deliver the prison education system the UK needs.