Prison Divestment Toolkit

With our community partners, REC co-authored Private Prison Divestment: A Toolkit for Campus Organizers.  Check it out!

This toolkit provides a step-by-step guide on how you as a student body can organize to  dismantle the PIC by organizing a divestment campaign on your campus. We explain why divestment is critical to overcoming the profit driven criminal and immigration systems and the mechanics of getting your university to divest. We feature a case study on the historic divestment victory at Columbia University that will inform and inspire your strategy. GEO Group (GEO) and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) are driving the mass incarceration of people of color in the U.S., and internationally with G4S. In the U.S., these for profit prison companies have successfully lobbied for policies that lock Black and Brown bodies  behind bars, with our tax dollars paying private companies to keep them there. With the financial assistance of their major investors, CCA and GEO will continue to lobby for policies  that fuel mass incarceration and the mass detention of immigrants. By taking on private  prisons, we are able to strategically target a cornerstone of the PIC.


This toolkit is provided by the Private Prison Divestment Campaign, an effort coordinated by Enlace. 

Prison Divestment Toolkit Cover

 

 

 

 

Keep in touch

Sign up to receive our updates and get access to all features of this website. Sign in with:

Latest from the blog

Jul 10, 2017
"Historic new research from CDP, voted no. 1 climate change research provider by institutional investors, in collaboration with the Climate Accountability Institute, today reveals that 71% of all global GHG emissions since 1988 can be traced to just 100 fossil fuel producers. This group is the source of 635 billion tonnes...
Mar 23, 2017
Congratulations to the activists at York University! "The York University Advisory Committee on Responsible Investment (YUACRI) has voted to recommend the University's divestment from arms manufacturers and fossil fuels. YUACRI was established in 2012 to integrate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into investment management processes and ownership practices...
Mar 15, 2017
"Columbia University, New York, will divest certain coal industry investments in support of addressing climate change, Lee Bollinger, the university president, said in a message posted on the university’s website. University trustees have agreed to divest from companies deriving more than 35% of their revenue from thermal coal production, he...

Sponsors

Partners

Partners

Partners