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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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27 October 2015
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Author: Adital

“Para Pastoral Carcelaria, privatización del sistema carcelario es inconstitucional”...

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27 October 2015
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Author: Adital (Brazil)

“Para Pastoral Carcerária, privatização do sistema prisional é inconstitucional”, 22 de outubro de 2015 O padre Gianfranco Graziola, vice-coordenador nacional da Pastoral Carcerária, foi o entrevistado...[pelo]...programa Construindo Cidadania, da rád...

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18 August 2015

Australia: Large pension fund divests from Transfield Services over reports of abuses at immigrant detention centres

Author: Sally Rose, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

"HESTA dumps Transfield citing detention centre abuses", 18 Aug 2015...

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16 August 2015

Blog on slave labour in US prisons linked to several co's

Author: Anahi Rubin, Telesur

En este momento hay 100 prisiones privadas distribuidas en todo el territorio americano; las dos Corporaciones que se destacan en este grupo son: Corporations of América (posee 66 cárceles, con 91.000 prisioneros, ganancias anuales 1700millones) y Geo ...

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12 August 2015

UK: Serco & G4S operated immigration centre has become "place of national concern" finds Chief Inspector of Prisons

"Yarl's Wood conditions deteriorated so much women are being treated like 'animals'", 12 Aug 2015 Conditions at a privately run immigration removal centre have “deteriorated” over the past year to the extent that almost half of the women held there fe...

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20 July 2015

Transfield Services staff accused of sexual abuse at detention centre in Nauru, handling immigration cases for Australian Govt.

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15 July 2015

USA: GEO Group faces lawsuit over alleged use of forced labour at immigrant detention facility

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15 April 2015

Bringing rights home: Four reasons why the US must act to curb rights abuses by companies domestically, not just abroad

Author: Gregory Regaignon, North America Researcher & Research Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The US Government, led by the State Department, is preparing a National Action Plan on responsible business practice...a huge opportunity to address responsibility for companies’ impacts on society in a comprehensive way.  It could enable the...

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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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