For more than 30 years, Grassroots Leadership has organized people to fight injustice. We train and support activists, organizations, and communities in defining and accomplishing their goals.
We believe that no one should profit from the incarceration of human beings. We work with communities across the country to abolish for-profit prisons, jails, and detention centers. We strive to reduce criminalization and incarceration.
Enhancing the Public Trust
Privatization erodes public control and oversight. Nowhere is privatization more insidious than in the corporate takeover of our criminal justice system. For-profit corporations own and run hundreds of prisons, jails, and detention centers in this country. For these companies, every prisoner is a profit center, every crime a business opportunity, and rehabilitation is bad for business.