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PR 106 17 Jul 2015

POA CAUTIOUSLY WELCOME SECRETARY OF STATES ANNOUNCEMENT ON EDUCATION FOR PRISONERS

The POA cautiously welcome Michael Gove’s speech in relation to meaningful education for prisoners as a way forward to tackle rehabilitation. The POA believe that Education for prisoners is essential if Government are serious about their much lauded “Rehabilitation Revolution”.

Steve Gillan General Secretary of the POA stated;

“Education for Prisoners is an essential ingredient along with other initiatives in tackling offending behaviour and we welcome the announcement by Mr Gove but wait to see the details in the policy as to how it will be achieved. We are taking a cautious approach as we have listened to these announcements before over the last 25 years and ultimately it has made no difference. Let us hope Mr Gove’s aspirations are fully funded and resourced appropriately”.

The POA look forward to supporting the Secretary of State on development of sensible policies that are meaningful and lead to prisoners leading a useful and law abiding life when released.
 

 

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