Working in a prison environment has its challenges, such as disparity in the ranges of ages, literacy levels and attitude to learning. However, it is an incredible rewarding career where you can make a real difference in an offender’s life. You can support learner’s to overcome initial reluctance to learn and challenge their perceptions on education, helping them to increase their confidence and increase chances of rehabilitation. In addition, re-offending is estimated to cost the UK around £11 billion per year. Education leading to employment can reduce the likelihood of re-offending by up to 50%, meaning you also contribute to wider society.
You can hear what one of our own tutors, Roxy Ball at HMP Ranby, thinks of working with offender’s, why she got into the role and why she has stayed here: http://www.mkcollegeolass.co.uk/news/blog-article/mk-college-teacher-shares-her-experience-of-working-with-learners-in-prison