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20 March 2020

Danish pension funds invest in US private prison companies accused of separating migrant families & "appalling conditions", investigation reveals

Author: Nikolaj Houmann Mortensen, Danwatch

Note: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has previously sought responses from CoreCivic (available here & here) and Geo Group (available here) in relation to the allegations raised against them....

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4 March 2020

Judgment in Barrientos, Velasquez-Galicia, Ahmed v. CoreCivic Inc.

Author: The United States Court of Appeals

In the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit BARRIENTOS, VELAZQUEZ-GALICIA, AHMED v CORECIVIC, INC., 28 Feb 2020...

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23 October 2019

USA: Pension fund CalPERS drops for-profit prison companies from its portfolio

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17 July 2019

US govt. contractor Nakamoto Group allegedly overlooked abuse at detention centers; incl. co. statement

Author: Yuki Noguchi, NPR

"'No Meaningful Oversight': ICE Contractor Overlooked Problems At Detention Centers", 17 July 2019...

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12 July 2019
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Author: L'Echo (Belgique)

« BNP Paribas renonce à financer les centres de détention controversés aux USA », 11 juillet 2019...

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14 January 2019

USA: Investors file resolutions with companies at risk for human rights violations due to govt. contracts related to immigration

In December 2018, investor members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility launched a corporate campaign focused on a group of six companies across the private prison, e-commerce, banking and defense sectors, deemed at risk for human...

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Company response
13 January 2019

CoreCivic's response

Author: CoreCivic

For several years, our company has had in place a detailed Human Rights Policy that clearly outlines our commitments regarding resident rights and treatment, including legal rights, safety and security, healthcare, reentry programming, visitation and...

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26 November 2018

USA: CoreCivic & Geo Group face lawsuit over using detainee labour at New Mexico immigration detention facility

Author: Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian

"Private prison companies served with lawsuits over using detainee labor", 25 Nov 2018...

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8 November 2018

USA: California State Teachers’ Retirement System divests from for-profit prison companies GEO Group & Core Civic

In November 2018, the Teachers’ Retirement Board of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System voted to divest from CoreCivic and GEO Group, two U.S. publicly-held companies that operate private prisons. CoreCivic and GEO Group had been accused...

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10 July 2018

Immigration detention: An American business

Author: Corrections Accountability Project

On April 6, 2018, the administration announced a "zero tolerance" immigration policy that requires every undocumented adult immigrant and asylum seeker in the U.S. to be criminally prosecuted under federal law... The "zero tolerance" immigration policy...

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