Education denied to most inmates

Prisoners are being denied education and training to prepare
them for life after release, say MPs.

Less than one in three prisoners have access to education at any
one time, a 12-month inquiry revealed.

MPs on the education and skills select committee criticised the
focus on basic skills qualifications, which they said was based on
a government “hunch” about what is needed most.

The report says education, vocational training and work regimes
need to be integrated more closely.

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