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The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

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21 November 2016

USA: The banks that finance private prison companies

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9 November 2016

"The first big winners of Donald Trump’s victory are private prison companies, whose stocks are soaring"

Author: Hanna Kozlowska Jason Karaian, Quartz

Following the election of Donald Trump to US president, shares in the country’s two major private-prison companies soared, presumably banking on a hike in immigration detentions under a Trump administration, and a better climate for privatizing...

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31 August 2016

US Govt. to phase out use of private prisons over cost, prisoner health & safety concerns

On 18 Aug. 2016, the US Department of Justice announced it would begin to phase out the use of for-profit prisons for federal inmates, returning to full housing of prisoners in federally owned and operated facilities.  As justification, it cited drops...

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7 July 2016

USA: Private firms transporting prisoners often neglect health & safety - some die in transit, says NY Times report

Author: Eli Hager & Alysia Santo, New York Times (USA)

"Private Prisoner Vans’ Long Road of Neglect", 6 July 2016...

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2 May 2016

USA: Experts urge Hawai'i govt. to secure prisoners' safety & other human rights protections in contract with private prison firm CCA

Author: Rui Kaneya, Honolulu Civil Beat (USA)

"Experts: Act Now To Improve The Contract With An Arizona Prison"...

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4 March 2016

USA: Student groups urge universities to divest from private prisons - accused of profiting from excessive incarceration rates for minorities

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2 March 2016

UC must divest from private prisons

Author: interview by Josh Wilner, Socialist Worker (USA)

Following a successful campaign pressuring [University of California] to divest from private prison corporations, Black students and community members have identified Wells Fargo as the next target......

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26 December 2015

UC system divests $30 million in prison holdings amid student pressure

Author: Jason Song, Los Angeles Times (USA)

The University of California system has sold about $30 million of its holdings in companies that operate private prisons after students voiced their opposition to such investments.  The move...came...as undergraduates throughout the nation have been...

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31 March 2015

USA: Mercy Investment Services challenges prison companies on their human rights standards

Author: Octavia Blanco, CNN Money (USA)

“The activist nun reforming profit-prisons,” 28 Mar 2015...

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19 June 2013

Idaho dumps prison contractor [USA]

Author: Rebecca Boone, Associated Press

Idaho prison leaders are looking for a new company to run the state's largest prison after Corrections Corporation of America admitted to understaffing and overbilling for...operating the Idaho Correctional Center...The...Center has a been rife with...

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