DATA FOR REFORM
Our mission is to end systems of incarceration by working hand in hand with community organizations to collect, analyze, and report on data to highlight injustices in order to push for systematic changes to the American carceral system.
We live by Design Justice Network Principles.
We start from a place of learning and acknowledge the limits of our own expertise.
We strive to be honest with our collaborators about our abilities, status and thoughts.
We aim to foster genuine relationships built on trust by being transparent about goals.
We come from a place of love, care, and compassion for all people we interact with.
We are collecting, cleaning, organizing, and analyzing public PREA data from prisons in Massachusetts in collaboration with Black and Pink. We hope to create report cards with clean and digestible data and analyses to support lobbying and raise public awareness of the issues surrounding PREA and sexual violence in prisons.
In Spring of 2020, we supported Families for Justice as Healing’s efforts of policy change through participation in their COVID 19 weeks of action and through research of budget reallocation and participatory budgeting. Our collaboration tapered off as the organization became occupied fighting for the release of prisoners during the pandemic.
In Spring of 2020, we also supported New Beginning's re-entry programming by navigating their need for an electronic health record system and mailing list. We hope our collaboration with New Beginnings will continue to grow and thrive.
Current and Previous Work
We are a team of students from Olin College and Babson College who are passionate about the rights of people who are directly impacted by the prison system.