The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation has announced awards of approximately $1.74 Million in its fall grant-making cycle of 2015. (READ MORE)
Jesuit Social Research Institute, Loyola University New Orleans
Private Prison Human Rights Implementation
The goal of this multi-year, shareholder engagement project is to promote and protect human rights at prisons and detention centers operated by Corrections Corporation of America and The Geo Group, Inc., by having both companies fully implement policies consistent with the U.N. Declaration on Human Rights. Objectives include: 1) Having the companies develop and implement effective training on human rights for their front-line personnel, executive leadership, and the inmates and detainees in their custody; and 2) Having the companies commit to tracking, demonstrating, and reporting in detail to shareholders on the implementation of their human rights policies and the impacts those policies are making.
The Solitary Confinement Alternatives Initiative
Outside the Box: Alternatives to Solitary Confinement will draw on the depth and breadth of Solitary Watch's knowledge of this issue to investigate alternatives to solitary confinement found in several European countries and a handful of U.S. states and localities.
The Foundation's grant-making program is centered on the concepts of health and well-being. The Foundation's purpose is to promote and support effective and creative programs, practices and policies related to healing from illness, accident, physical, social or emotional trauma, and to extend the availability of programs that promote healing to underserved populations.