Evaluation of prisoner learning – June 2018

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Client: Department for Education and Ministry of Justice
Published: 07 June, 2018

London Economics were commissioned by the Department for Education and Ministry of Justice to undertake an analysis of the OLASS4 offender learning in prisons. The analysis combined information from the Individualised Learner Record (on publicly funded training) with Ministry of Justice data relating to prisoners’ criminogenic characteristics and re-offending, as well as earnings and employment data from HM Revenue and Customs, to assess the extent to which education and training delivered in prisons might have an impact of post release outcomes (including re-offending, education and training and labour market outcomes). The analysis also provided a detailed cost benefit analysis.