Changes to prison education will be a failure: President Maurie Mulheron

The NSW government's plan to change how educational services are delivered in prisons will be seen as a failed social experiment in two or three decades, Federation President Maurie Mulheron warned on Sunday Nights with John Cleary on the ABC radio network yesterday.

The Baird government wants to cut 132.5 of 152.5 full-time teaching roles and make way for clerks and private-provider trainers.

Mr Mulheron said the diminished education programs would have "enormous social consequences for the community".

"This is why we're saying to government you can't make these kinds of wholesale changes…these dramatic, radical experiments…without the evidence."

Listen to the full segment here http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/sundaynights/prisons-and-purpose/8021958

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