What We Do

Justice Strategies is a nonprofit research organization dedicated to providing analysis and solutions to advocates and policymakers pursuing more humane and cost-effective approaches to criminal justice and immigration reform.

Justice Strategies was launched in 2003 to alter the laws, policies and practices that drive mass incarceration and racial disparity in the U.S. criminal justice and immigration systems. A project of the Tides Center, Inc., Justice Strategies conducts research on sentencing and correctional policy, the political economy of incarceration, and the detention and imprisonment of immigrants. In addition to policy expertise, Justice Strategies offers expert advice in campaign development, and grassroots organizing.

Texas Prison Bid’ness

Texas Prison Bid'ness Since March 2007 Justice Strategies, in cooperation with Grassroots Leadership, has operated Texas Prison Bid’ness, a “blog” that keeps Texans and others around the country informed of developments in the private prison capital of the world. Texas Prison Bid'ness posts information daily about the growing prison-for-profit industry in Texas and the problems that ensue. Since 1984 when the first prison-for-profit in the world opened in Texas, the state has become home to scores of private prisons of all shapes and sizes. The blog shares information about the true costs of private prisons to the individuals, families and communities of Texas and across the country. Visit the blog.