Prisoners have shown off their creative side to demonstrate the crucial role that education plays in curbing reoffending with a new postcard art exhibition.
A competition run by the Prisoners’ Education Trust to mark their 30thanniversary tasked people behind bars to express what education meant to them.
Prisoners talked about the power of education to transform their identities and have a positive impact on their mental health.
Some praised how learning challenged them while helping them feel free in an “enclosed” and “stifled” environment.
Six talented artists from prisons across England won the prestigious competition, with a total of 120 entries from almost 30 prisons.
The winning entries were sent to prisons across England and Wales, where inmates were then asked to answer the question of what education meant to them.