HMP 2 Hope started in 2017 and is run by Associate Professor Dr Niamh Malone and Associate Professor Dr Gary Anderson at Liverpool Hope University. It will run for an initial period of 10 years and includes several projects: Performance and Philosophy in Prisons, Odyssey on the Airwaves, Books for Prisoners, Professors in Prisons and a Piece of Mind. What unites all these projects is the belief that university level education is a form of mutual benefit between incarcerated men and the university academics who teach in the prisons through HMP 2 Hope. Currently the focus is on HMP Liverpool (Walton Gaol). The objective of the project is to get the men to consider university education as a possibility upon release.