Bianca Tylek, the executive director for Worth Rises, said in a statement that the report will make it harder for prison profiteers to operate without scrutiny.
“Before this report, many of the companies involved in the prison industrial complex flew below the radar, often intentionally to avoid the headline risk that comes with profiting off mass incarceration today,” said Tylek. “This data brings these companies to light and equips advocates with the information needed to challenge them.”
The report presents the data mostly in raw form as a research service. The download link is in the report.
Adding more corporations to the list is part of a push to expose the predatory practices of the for-profit prison industry, Tylek said.
“This year’s edition expands on our original report with the addition of more than 800 companies,” said Tylek. “In publishing this report, we continue to expose the multi-billion-dollar industry built off the vulnerable communities—disproportionately black, brown, and cash poor—targeted by the criminal legal system.”
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