Victory! After Massive Push From Advocacy Groups, 8 Banks Are Pulling Back From Private Prison Financing
The Families Belong Together Corporate Accountability Committee responded to U.S. Bancorp and Barclays joining the list of banks that will not finance private prisons.
Private prisons are caging children for profit, denying them basic human rights and bare necessities. It’s unconscionable.And yet, we may not even know the worst of it, because private prisons are able to operate in the shadows, shielded from accountability by a loophole in the law.
The Families Belong Together Corporate Accountability Committee Celebrates SunTrust’s Decision to Stop New Financing of The Private Prison Industry
SunTrust’s decision to stop new financing to the private prison industry and immigrant detention companies is a testament to the growing strength of our movement and the power of everyday people standing up for what’s right.
On March 26, 2018 Defending Rights & Dissent sent a letter to the Alexandria Sheriff demanding Chelsea Manning be released from solitary confinement.