Our Strategies

While there is an egregious number of financially exploitative practices to tackle, our current efforts focus on the private outsourcing of ancillary prison services, which has grown into a multi-billion-dollar industry over the past few decades with little oversight. Its unfettered growth is only expected to increase as the new administration cuts corporate tax and promotes deregulation. We use the following strategies to dissolve the abusive commercialization of this subindustry.

Advocacy 
We develop qualitative and quantitative advocacy tools that range from pointed and compelling stakeholder testimonials to sophisticated and actionable financial analyses.

Responsible Contracting
We use contracting to set quality standards for prison services and litigation to enforce them when necessary, pushing out exploitative actors while improving conditions of confinement. 

Impact Litigation
When and where responsible contracting is unavailable or proves to be inadequate, we pursue complex litigation, focusing largely on commercial claims against private contractors. 

As we expand our work to cover other financially exploitative practices in bail, probation, incarceration, and parole we also expect to revisit, adjust, and expand our suite of strategies.