End For-profit imprisonment

May 12 2014

Lindsay Eyth Photo credit: Lindsay Eyth

Private prison companies are making a killing off today's broken and discriminatory criminal justice system. Industry giants like CCA and GEO Group rake in billions in profit each year from locking disproportionately Black and brown people in some of the country's most dangerous prisons. In order to maximize profit and keep the industry alive, private prison companies have successfully lobbied for years to expand failed criminal justice policies responsible for today's mass incarceration crisis.

But we have the power to stop this. Private prison companies need investors in order to operate and grow. Let's convince investors that private prisons are bad business. Please join us in urging the shareholders and board members of the private prison industry to divest and dissociate from this shameful business.

Click to read the original email we sent to members about this campaign.

Areas: Criminal Justice