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29 April 2020
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Author: Emmanuel Morimont, RTBF (Belgique)

« KBC investit dans des centres de détention pour migrants aux États-Unis », 28 avril 2020...

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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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5 December 2019

A Judge Says Thousands of Detainees May Sue a Prison Company for Using Them as a “Captive Labor Force”

Author: Madison Pauly, Mother Jones

Early one morning, Abdiaziz Karim was sleeping in his new dorm in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center when an officer woke him up. The guard pointed out graffiti on the wall and a light fixture smeared with toothpaste, and...

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20 October 2019

CalPERS drops listed prison companies

Author: Alicia McElhaney, Institutional Investor

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has divested from two publicly traded prison companies — CoreCivic and Geo Group... CalPERS came under scrutiny back in June when Educators for Migrant Justice, a nonprofit group seeking to...

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19 October 2019

CalPERS privately divests from for-profit prison companies

Author: Educators for Migrant Justice

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has divested from for-profit prison giants, CoreCivic and GEO Group, over growing concerns about the material risks both companies’ systemic human rights abuses pose to their bottom lines....

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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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10 July 2019

SunTrust is latest bank to halt financing of private prisons

Author: Lanahn Nguyen, Bloomberg

SunTrust Banks Inc., the lender merging with BB&T Corp., said it won’t provide future financing to companies that manage private prisons and immigration holding facilities. “This decision was made after extensive consideration of the views of our...

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5 July 2019

Canada pension fund divests from US migrant detention firms

Author: Tracey Lindeman, The Guardian

"Canada pension fund quietly divests from US migrant detention firms," 5 July 2019...

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