Jack was in Parliament today for questions to the Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland. During questions about reducing reoffending, Jack asked:
Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that prison education in itself is crucial to reducing reoffending?
In response, Robert Buckland said:
My hon. Friend makes an important point, because the evidence is that the completion of any prison education reduces reoffending by 7.5%. We plan to strengthen rehabilitation further by creating a prisoner education service that will be focused on work-based training and skills. The Prison Service’s new future network is doing great work to build partnerships between prisons and employers to ensure that prisoners are job ready on release.