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Eli Oaks

Research Fellow

Eli is a research fellow at Social Purpose Corrections. He is an undergraduate candidate for a B.A. in English at Dartmouth College, where he wrote his thesis on the development of American Southern literature in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In addition to his responsibilities at SPC, he is a research fellow with the Cicero Institute, specializing in communications, homelessness, and public safety policy.


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.