2.3 million people, mostly minorities, are incarcerated in the US, representing over 20% of the global incarcerated population. The privatization of prisons exacerbates this problem; companies often lobby for policies to keep prisons full and pay below-market rates to access prison labor.
A market-based problem requires a market-based solution. Our scorecards and indices make it easy for you to DIVEST from the network of companies who profit from prisons and INVEST in companies with solutions that can reduce incarceration rates.
This movement has the potential to 1) increase the reputational risk of companies who profit from prisons, 2) make it more difficult for those companies to manage their day-to-day operations, and 3) reduce the for-profit incentives that fuel the mass incarceration crisis.