Reintegration of prisoners into community life is more than one of the desired outcomes of detention; it is a right. A long-standing tradition of international standards has been developed over time to regulate individualised reintegration plans, based on learning and working activities, relations with the outside world and assistance post-release. The European Prison Rules - adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe - are an outstanding result of this normative production. The purpose of this study is to evaluate and compare the implementation of international standards on prison education in Belgium and Ireland. The analysis of law, practices and domestic data points out the features of the prison education services in the two countries. [---]