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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 university endowments to divest from private prisons over abuse allegations, treatment of 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 has confirmed that 7 members of staff have been suspended following allegations concerning the use of unnecessary force against children in their care. G4S's public statement regarding the investigation is also below.

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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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17 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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