We have built an industry and economy dependent on human caging and control that capitalizes on crime and prevents justice
We conduct research, collect data, and perform innovative analyses aimed at unmasking the harms caused by the prison industrial complex. Understanding the mobilizing power of knowledge, we transform our analyses into accessible and compelling content designed to increase awareness and shift discourse around the commercialization of justice.
Organize for change
We organize and lead campaigns that center on protecting and returning resources to directly-impacted communities.We equip consumers, investors, public agents, elected officials, celebrities, litigators, advocates, and the public with the tools needed to challenge those who profit from our nation's carceral crisis.
Capitalizing on Justice
Capitalizing on Justice features the works of incarcerated artists from across the nation who have used their talents to express the ways they and their loved ones have been commodified. Spanning a variety of genres and styles, the works in this exhibition were made using limited resources: state-issued materials, prison contraband, and yard scraps. They were shipped in makeshift envelopes and tattered boxes from as deep in our criminal legal system as Arkansas’ death row and come together to make a strong statement against the prison industrial complex.
Jail Calls Free!
We won big! Leading a coalition of partners who fought tirelessly to pass game-changing legislation that would make city jail calls free, we were able to set national precedent and save directly impacted communities more than $8 million annually. Learn more.
report exposes prison industrial complex
Our flagship report exposes over 3,100 corporations that profit from the devastating mass incarceration of our nation’s marginalized communities. It serves as the largest lens into the prison industrial complex ever published. We urge you to download the data. Read more.
New resource on immigration detention
The "zero tolerance" immigration policy announced in April 2018 and the subsequent executive order ending family separation have created windfalls for some. This resource aims to help readers understand exactly how, for whom, and how much. Read more.