Criminal Justice & Criminalization

May 2019
News
Statement
The logo of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation, which features the name of the foundation below two four-sided blue shapes between two four-sided brown shapes, which collectively form a white H.
The Edward W. Foundation adopted the following policy language in its effort to screen out any companies with a business model that relies on mass incarceration.
May 2019
Resource
Report
Artwork showing white guard who is filling out a form while a black man is fed through a machine, out of which flies dollar bills. The work is by James "Yaya" Hough, State Correctional Institution, Phoenix, PA, and titled, I am the Economy.
This report exposes roughly 4,000 corporations that profit from the devastating mass incarceration of our nation’s marginalized communities.
March 2019
News
News Article
Shows a protest, with three women in the foreground, holding a sign with the message, "Jamie Dimon: Break up with Private Prisons Now!" alongside a picture of the JPMorgan Chase CEO. Posted to accompany the Forbes article, JPMorgan Chase Is Done With Private Prisons.
JPMorgan Chase announced early this morning that they will stop financing GEO Group and CoreCivic — the largest operators of private prisons and immigrant detention centers in the U.S.
October 2018
Resource
Report
Bankrolling Oppression: How Wall Street Companies Finance the Private Prison and Immigrant Detention Industry
As the Trump administration continues to advance policies that further criminalize Black, Brown, and immigrant communities, the private prison and detention industry is experiencing renewed opportunities for growth.
June 2018
Resource
Report
Worth Rises logo, featuring their name on the right and a green building on the left with a purple bird flying upwards with a flight path shaded purple to look like a bar chart showing a steady increase. Posted to accompany their resource, Immigration Detention: An American Business.
This report covers the business of immigrant detention, including the number of people detained, for-profit company involvement, the role of government agencies, and the number of facilities involved.
January 2018
Resource
Infographic
Private Prisons: The Cycle of Expansion and Incarceration
This infographic considers the arguments for divesting from private prisons, including their political influence, role in mass incarceration, the tax breaks and revenue they generate, and their cost to taxpayers.
May 2017
Program
Webinar
Justice for All: Is Criminal Justice Reform Leaving Immigrants Behind?
Join us to learn more about the intersections between criminal justice and immigration systems, how the criminal justice reform and immigrant rights community are responding, and what funders can do at this critical moment.
March 2017
Program
Co-Sponsored Program
Join us in a conversation with academic, government, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders as we explore the history of immigration detention in America, analyze reforms at the local and federal level, discuss what solutions might look like under a federal administration unwelcoming of a pro-immigrant and justice reform agenda, and understand how philanthropy is playing a critical role in addressing the issue.
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