Free Yourself with Coracle-Inside
Coracle are leading the way in the prison sector with our approved digital learning platform.
Coracle-Inside serves as a central hub of information to deliver quantifiable improvements in the reduction of re-offending (recidivism) and an assured source of data that will be available for leveraging through research, with the potential to develop new methods of delivering education to the offender community.
Within public sector prisons there is a growing need for non-networked devices for use by offenders either in their cells or in other authorised parts of their establishment. In today’s digital world it is very important to equip prisoners with the skills not only to get a job when they are released but also the skills to cope with everyday life: skills we take for granted as members of the public. Without a generic and basic set of digital skills, we would all find it very difficult to cope with life. It is exactly the same if not worse for prisoners who have been serving sentences of more than a couple of years.
Coracle-Inside provides partners with a secure channel for content providers to access the prison estate.
Why are Coracle working in this sector?
Our interest in the prison sector has been evolving since James Tweed wrote his MPhil (Psychology and Education) thesis, "The role of education on prisoners’ mindsets and rehabilitation”.
He was particularly struck by the impact of building trust when it comes to reducing (re)offending and recognised that Coracle had a unique opportunity to apply the knowledge that our company had developed from our work with delivering digital education and training courses to seafarers: a group that operates under harsh conditions and isolated from the internet for long periods of time.
For the 87,000 individuals who are living inside prison, and for their families, being given a custodial sentence inevitably creates fear, uncertainty and doubt. Our research shows how the role of education on an offenders' mindset and of building trust by extending access to learning opportunities as well as future employment can turn personal tragedy into something that benefits society as a whole.
With over 50% of those released being re-convicted within 12 months and the status quo costing society around £15 billion per year, there is an urgent need for change. There is a growing awareness of the potential in public sector prisons for using non-networked devices, for use by offenders either in their cells or in other authorised parts of their establishment.