In the Media

Prisoners' lesson for the future

PUBLISHED March 15, 2004

A prison has teamed up with a college as part of a £700,000 project to improve the numeracy and literacy skills of inmates.

The scheme at Durham Prison allows inmates to take part in courses run by staff from New College Durham.
Prisoners who take part receive an £8 weekly payment similar to that given for work carried out during sentences. The scheme aims to help offenders increase their chances of finding work upon release.