HMP Lincoln has recently announce that it will be launching an educational programme for its inmates with learning needs. This is to help cut crime and reduce the £18 billion spent on reducing reoffending each year.
Prisoners within HMP and YOI (Young Offender Institution) Lincoln with learning needs such as dyslexia, autism and ADHD will receive tailored education.
HMP Lincoln is a category B prison, holding both adult males who are on remand or convicted, and unsentenced young adults. It is a local prison, serving the courts of Lincolnshire, Humberside and Nottinghamshire, and is situated in the city of Lincoln.
The benefits of the new programmes
On interview, Andy Burton, the Acting Governor at HMP & YOI Lincoln, said “I’ve seen for myself the difference it makes when prisoners fully engage with formal education. That’s why I am confident that through this initiative, we will bring learning and education to even more prisoners in a way that will really improve their chances of rehabilitation.”
Figures from the Ministry of Justice also show that prisoners who take part in learning while behind bars are 9% less likely to go on to commit further crimes compared to those who do not.
The new plans will take place within five prisons including HMP Bristol, Berwyn, Lincoln, New Hall and Swaleside.