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21 September 2016

Norwegian oil fund challenged to divest from company linked to abuses at Australian detention centres

Author: Tsvetana Paraskova, Oilprice.com

“Will Norway’s Oil Fund Pull Out Of Company Running Controversial Refugee Camps?”, 12 September 2016...

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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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25 July 2016

Ferrovial could be liable for crimes against humanity over conditions in Australia’s refugee camps in Papua New Guinea; incl. company comments

Author: Ben Doherty & Patrick Kingsley, Guardian (UK)

"Refugee camp company in Australia 'liable for crimes against humanity'", 25 Jul 2016...

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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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8 April 2016

USA: Texas inmates go on strike over poor food & water, "slave-like" conditions working for private company TCI

Author: RT (Russia)

"‘Just like a plantation’: Texas inmates go on strike over slave-like conditions", 7 April 2016...

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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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5 February 2016

USA: Deaths of immigrants in private prisons likely due to poor health care, says investigative report

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8 January 2016

UK: Police investigate claims of violent abuse against children by G4S staff at young offenders centre

G4S suspended 7 members of staff following allegations concerning the use of unnecessary force against children in their care. It later confirmed 4 of these employees have had their employment terminated, another 3 remain suspended while investigation...

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