Join the Divestment Campaign

Prison Industry Divestment Campaign

Anti immigrant laws, like Arizona’s SB 1070 and Georgia’s HB 87, are not only a consequence of racism but also of the greed for money. It is a huge business to criminalize and incarcerate our communities because the federal government pays private prison companies a average of $122 per day per person in prison. Private Prison Companies like Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group have influenced politicians to pass laws that criminalize communities of color to increase the prison population for more profit. These companies are making millions from incarcerating our loved ones. Those who benefit are companies (shareholders) that invest in the prison industry. Our government is building more prisons while cutting social services and schools, all with tax payer money. This is why Enlace has launched the Prison Industry Divestment Campaign to convince shareholders (banks, hedge funds, etc) to divest their funds from the prison industry so that we can make an impact on the prison business and reducing the power of CCA and GEO to lobby for laws that imprison our communities. Join the Campaign Today! For more information contact Enlace info@enlaceintl.org or 213-284-3802

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19 thoughts on “Join the Divestment Campaign

  1. Sadly in modern America our government,President and media has the power to make any Latino American a “criminal”post 9/11 Era.We Latino are paying for all the hate of 9/11.They have criminalzied the American reality for all Latinos in USA!

  2. hard times for all immigrants here in America with the undercover up business in the wrong hands with people in power, their is a lot of those undergoing business going on by the border they implicate the people and they ended out seizing their equipment property ,giving them a felony,and prison time serve and that is a big profiting business and they else are a triangle group

  3. money greedy and selfish is the disastrous of human-being taking along innocent peoples, we perceivining more more in the after the 9/11. WE Latino are waging for all the decrimination of the color the skin, we need to desist the criminal act for all Latinos in USA….

  4. Enabling corporations and their employees to assert force and control over citizen-felons has just got to be a Constitutional issue regarding cruel and unusual punishment, due process.

    Imprisonment and punishment are not legitimate activities of profit-driven businesses. These are quintessential state activities, and their “privatization” has no legitimate basis. I’m astonished we’ve come this far without a decisive Supreme Court ruling on this matter.

  5. I’m very happy to see that you are actually taking steps to stop this modern “Shanghai” practice. As you may know, not to long ago I was a victim of this unlawful indefinite detention, for three and a half years, by ICE (without real charges, or immigration laws violation), in one of the many PRIVATE DETENTION CENTERS operated by DHS/ICE!! I urge you to get involved in this effort to stop this unmoral, inhumane and illegal practice of the bigots that get richer by inflicting great suffering to immigrant families in this country!!
    Please, tell me how I can help in this great effort?

  6. “Sadly in modern America our government,President and media has the power to make any Latino American a “criminal”post 9/11 Era.We Latino are paying for all the hate of 9/11.They have criminalzied the American reality for all Latinos in USA!” WISE LATINA

    “Hard times for all immigrants here in America with the undercover up business in the wrong hands with people in power, their is a lot of those undergoing business going on by the border they implicate the people and they ended out seizing their equipment property ,giving them a felony,and prison time serve and that is a big profiting business and they else are a triangle group” JOSE MORENO

    “”Not to long ago I was a victim of this unlawful indefinite detention, for three and a half years, by ICE (without real charges, or immigration laws violation), in one of the many PRIVATE DETENTION CENTERS operated by DHS/ICE!!” MEME PRIETO And you my friend, are you getting involved to help stop this unconstitutional, unmoral and inhumane racist “business” practice? I urge to do it; “guilty is the one that commits a crime, as well as the one that witness the act and remains quiet about it”

    PLEASE, GET INVOLVED IN THIS EFFORT!!

    MEME

  7. This injustice is not just against immigrants of color. It is all people of color that come from a lower socioeconimic status. Poor people that cannot afford justice are the targets. It’s Bushonomics. This is a way to bail out US STeel. It is a way to maintain the racism and hatred towards anyone NOT white. It is a way to maintain status quo……the rich get richer and the rest of us are damned.

  8. The privatization of our penal system has already corrupted our system of justice. The case of the Juvenile Court Judges in Pennsylvania who were getting a kick back from private prison corporations for every juvenile they sentenced to their facilities should be example enough to overturn this hideous trend. Profiting from the incarceration of citizens can only lead to trumped up charges, corrupt prosecutors, corrupt Judges and corrupt Corporate practices, not even to mention the needless and grotesque burden placed upon those falsely accused and convicted and their families.

  9. Three Day March to Crete

    YouTube:

    Crete, Illinois has become a proposed site for a new detention center for undocumented immigrants. Crete residents — opposed on principal to the idea and also angered that their Mayor engineered this behind their backs — united with immigrant rights groups starting on March 30 in a 40-mile, three-day march from Chicago to Crete, Illinois. The fight is not over, because the prison deal has not been finalized. For more info: http://www.moratoriumondeportations.org

    Here are march scenes, speeches, interviews by:
    Jackie Serrato; Anthony Grayson, Concerned Citizens of Crete; Kathy Kelly, International Peace Activist; Rozalinda Borcila; Jose Herrera; Mary Dean, Voices for Creative Nonviolence; Father Jose Landaverde, Lady of Guadalupe Angelican Catholic Church; Jesse Jackson Jr., 2nd Congressional District; and Carmela Cardenas. Also, a new song about the Crete march by popular Mexican folk singer Jesus “Chuy” Negrete.

    Length: 15:53.

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    Pickup truck is loaded with supplies as march begins in Chicago
    photo: David Vance/Labor Beat

    On day 3, march goes through main business district in Crete, IL
    photo: David Vance/Labor Beat

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  10. The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce USHCC, has sold out the Hispanic community by commending Wells fargo.

  11. No comprendo la voracidad de acumular más riqueza con la vergüenza, dolor, y muchos otros sentimientos, separaciones, además lo pagamos entre todos los contribuyentes. Paren esta forma de hacerse más ricos. Paren esta forma de hacerse más ricos.
    debemos recuperar el sentido común, de nuestra humanidad

  12. Privatization of previously government-run services like prisons was touted as a way to get things done more cheaply and efficiently. However, this single-minded obsession with saving money and building wealth, as a value above all others, seems to me to threaten the very democracy that provides the freedoms essential to keeping the creativity needed to keep a capitalist machine thriving. So it’s a lose-lose situation.

  13. Just posted on the Wells Fargo Bank Facebook page about the ENLACE campaign to divest from these private prison corporations. Urge you to do the same!

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