Welcome to The Journal of Prison Education Research. With a renewed focus on prison education research, we recently relaunched our journal including a new name and website. We aim to create a democratic dialogue within and across the field of prison education research.

The Journal of Prison Education Research is a peer-reviewed academic journal that focuses on the field of prison education research. We are dedicated to providing a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to share their knowledge and research. Our journal is published regularly and is only available online.

Formerly known as The Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, the journal's archives published under that title (from 2014 to 2023) can be found at https://scholarscompass.vcu.edu/jper/

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1 (2023)

Research Papers


Graying Incarcerated Persons and Education Programs in Nigerian Correctional Centre
Ijeoma B. Uche PhD, Agnes E. Okafor PhD, and Okala A. Uche PhD *corresponding author


The Changing Nature of Education in Youth Justice Centres in New South Wales (Australia)
Laura Metcalfe, Cathy Little Dr, Garner Clancey Dr, and David Evans Dr