America’s prison system faces significant challenges:

in 10

people will return to prison after release

years old

the average life expectancy of a correctional officer


annual cost of US corrections

Social Purpose Corrections eliminates the profit motive and puts expert reformers in charge of prisons. We reinvest every penny into rehabilitating our residents, empowering our staff, and breaking the cycle of mass incarceration.

We are the country’s first and only secure nonprofit full-service corrections corporation

Our business model is a new concept in managing secure correctional and re-entry facilities. All net revenues from federal and state contracts will be reinvested in resident safety, programming, education, healthcare and staff development—no shareholders or red tape.

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The Business of Corrections: Toward a Nonprofit Model

The for-profit prison model was introduced in 1983 to alleviate overcrowding in the public sector, but it also introduced valuable...

What Dynamic Security Looks Like

I’ve written a few times lately about what I’ve seen in visits to prisons in Norway and Belize, and how...

Corrections Reform as Social Reform

Let me just start with the obvious: I’m not a social scientist. As a warden and corrections system security director,...

Countdown to 59: A Warden’s Passion for Change

As I write this, I have exactly 410 days left until I turn 59 and 7341 days until I reach...



Together, we will continue to invest in resident safety, programming, education, and officer retention.

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