Friday, February 24, 2012

"Profiting From Incarceration is Contrary to Church Values...”

by David Downs
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 9:32 AM


So wrote the United Methodist Church after deciding to divest nearly $1 million in stocks from two private prison companies, the GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America, Salon reports. "The United States leads the world in the number of people incarcerated in federal and state correctional facilities. There are currently more than 2 million people in American prisons or jails. Approximately one-quarter of those people held in U.S. prisons or jails have been convicted of a drug offense." JusticePolicy.org states. Now - there's the National Prison Divestment Campaign. Wells Fargo, you're on notice.

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