Private Prison Divestment Campaign
Families for Freedom is part of the Steering Committee of the Private Prison Divestment Campaign. In partnership with Enlace, and community groups and unions across the US, we have called on all public and private institutions to divest their holdings in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group, America’s largest private prison corporations which have profited from billions in taxpayer money.
Both CCA and GEO Group are publicly-traded companies that rely on financing and other assistance from major investors to employ their powerful lobbying efforts in Congress, federal agencies, and state capitols across the country. Therefore, investors have a direct responsibility in CCA’s and GEO’s efforts to create felons to fill our prison system.
The National Private Prison Divestment Campaign focuses on an underlying source of undignified immigration policy, namely the connection between major financial institutions and the for-profit prison industry and their joint role in the accelerated incarceration of immigrants.