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Devon Kurtz

Director of Public Affairs

Devon Kurtz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from Dartmouth College, where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Dartmouth Review. Devon has worked with state legislators and policymakers on criminal justice reform for most of his career. He has led the Cicero Institute’s public safety policy team, conducting research and advocating for commonsense policies that improve the quality of probation, parole, and prison operations in twenty states. Previously, he also worked in public relations at the American University of Kuwait in Kuwait City. Beyond his professional role, Devon is a board member and community volunteer at the Hartford Restorative Justice Center, and he leads a Quaker ministry group at Vermont’s Southern State Correctional Facility. His writing on crime, police, and prisons has been featured in The Wall Street JournalThe HillCity Journal, and The Boston Herald.


Under the current corrections paradigm, there are only two options when it comes to incarceration. Public facilities are bureaucratic and lack accountability for resident success, and private for-profit facilities maximize profit over results to pay shareholders. SPC will provide the nation’s first private, non-profit correctional model. Free from government bureaucracy and perverse profit motives, we can innovate best-practices and reinvest every penny into our residents and staff. Fill out the form below to learn more.