Literacy in Prisons

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Justice – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 6th May 2014.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice 2:30 pm, 6th May 2014

Improving prisoners’ literacy is a key objective of education in custody. Where literacy needs are identified, prisoners are offered teaching and support as a priority. That can take place in classrooms, through peer mentoring, in libraries, at work and during other prison activities.