This programme visits Mountjoy Prison School and looks at the kinds of subjects and courses that are on offer to prisoners.
Many prisoners take subjects like drama and creative writing, and we gear some of the poetry that has been written behind bars.
We hear from John Lonergan, Governor of Mountjoy Prison on prison education and the condition of the prison school.
This documentary examines the challenges faced - how prisoners might be slow to admit things that they do not know or that they may have difficulties reading or writing.
Produced by Claire Wilson.
First broadcast 11th November 1985.
An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries.