This Guardian article, see link below is useful as it looks at not only the rise in the prison population in the UK but also the demographics of the prisoners themselves.
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Students could begin by identifying and describing the ‘typical’ prisoner and then go on to consider how and why the prison population is not representative of wider society. They could then research ways in which prisons in the UK seek to rehabilitate offenders that fall into this ‘typical’ group. For example, what initiatives are in place to help with low literacy levels? Students may also find it interesting to look at the role played by charities such as Fine Cell Work
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