Worth Rises’ database of companies involved in the corrections industry is an extremely comprehensive resource, and, along with the accompanying report, The Prison Industrial Complex: Mapping Private Sector Players, are invaluable materials for anyone analyzing private corrections firms and the companies that provide services to the corrections system. This essential information allowed us to increase the scope of our own analysis of the political activity of private prisons and other companies profiting from the business of incarceration.
— Pete Quist, Follow the Money
 

The Prison Industrial Complex: Mapping Private Sector Players


April 2019 | FULL REPORT (HTML) (PDF)

First published last year, this report has grown to expose over 3,900 corporations across 12 sectors—ranging from construction to transportation and healthcare to telecom—and the investors that profit from the devastating mass incarceration of our nation’s marginalized communities. The report aggregates critical information about these corporations to help advocates, litigators, journalists, investors, artists, and the public challenge the commercialization of the criminal legal system.


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Immigration Detention:
An America Business


June 2018 | FUll Report

This web resource provides an in-depth look at the tangled web of profit motives behind the “zero tolerance” policy and the corporations that spent millions fostering increasingly extreme views on immigration among elected officials to guarantee its implementation. It aggregates detailed information about the broader spectrum of corporations capitalizing on the separation and detention of families and children, from facility operators to telecom providers. Finally, it also includes eight distinct actions you can take to challenge immigration detention profiteers and links to additional resources to help you support organizations doing vital work on the ground. 


The Prison Industrial Complex: Mapping Private Sector Players


April 2018 | FULL REPORT

This report exposes over 3,100 corporations across twelve sectors that profit from the devastating mass incarceration of our nation’s marginalized communities. It aggregates critical information about these corporations to help advocates, litigators, journalists, investors, and the public fight the commercialization of the criminal legal system.