The Crito Project is an organisation whose purpose is to provide a degree-level education in philosophy, logic and ethics to inmates serving their sentences in the East of England. The Project has been active since 2013 and has expanded to the point where it is delivering education across three prisons. The Crito Project's academic provision is overseen and endorsed by the University of East Anglia's Philosophy Department.
We believe that education is the most effective method of reform available to us as a society, and that it has the power to alter people's self-perception, their future, and the lives of those around them.
Current education provision in our prisons comes to an abrupt halt at Level Two; the central premise of this project is that this arbitrary ceiling is having a limiting effect upon the efficacy of our prison system in achieving its central goal, namely the reform of those people within its institutions. This is not a small concern: the reduction of crime, and the wellbeing of many excluded members within our society, rest upon the efficacy of our prison system.