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[Event Recap] [BASIC Event] Defunding Mass Incarceration: Understanding Portfolio Exposure Beyond Private Prisons

Marion Rockwood

On April 18, 2018, BASIC-Boston and the Corrections Accountability Project (CAP) collaborated on an event hosted by Zevin Asset Management. The speaker, CAP’s Bianca Tylek, described her organization’s formidable attempt to comprehensively list over 3,100 corporations involved in the prison industrial complex. Their report, The Prison Industrial Complex: Mapping Private Sector Players, can be found here.

NorthStar Asset Management also recently released a report on a similar topic: prison labor in the supply chains of their portfolio of companies. Prison Labor in the United States: An Investor Perspective goes into detail about how prison labor means a much broader array of corporations are involved in the prison industrial complex beyond the for-profit prisons.