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UC must divest from private prisons

Author: interview by Josh Wilner, Socialist Worker (USA), Published on: 2 March 2016

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...

[Interview with Yoel Haile, political director of the Afrikan Black Coalition (ABC)]

[Haile:] ...[We] pointed out that the university doesn't have enough Black students because it is putting money up for those same people to go to jail. 

[Josh Wilner, Socialist Worker:] The ABC press release from January 11 singles out Wells Fargo bank as the next target of the UC divestment campaign. It gave the bank until February 20 to sell all shares and terminate business relations with private prison corporations.

[also refers to Geo Group, Corrections Corporation of America]

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Related companies: CoreCivic GEO Group Wells Fargo