The Prison Learning Network (PLN) officially launched in March 2008 at an event where Jack Straw MP examined what he saw as the major issues in prisons policy as well as the progress and challenges in reducing re-offending.
Well, the PLN did its own invesitgation into what it saw as the major issues and the progress and challenges in reducing re-offending but with its own particular focus on offender learning and skills.
Between March 2008 - March 2009, the PLN team spoke to hundreds of practitioners, policy-makers, governors, and former and current prisoners to help inform its thinking, share learning and work towards the development of a vision for the future of learning and skills in prison.
That vision will be presented on Friday 12th February in the Prison Learning Network's final report. Check back then to download the report, hear my thoughts and add your own. It may be a 'final' report, but it's not the end of the discussion!