Recently Robert Shaw shared with us how his family as left CCA after many years. We hope that others will follow this example and divest from the Prison Industrial Complex.
Recently Robert sold his CCA stock and bought something else, and he mentions that he felt pretty good afterwards. Although he feels that his own sale of stock didn’t make a huge financial impact, he agrees that getting many more people and institutions to divest from prisons will hurt CCA and other for-profit prisons in the stock market.
Robert worked for CCA for over 10 years as an Asst. Maintenance Supervisor. He resigned 3 years ago and went back to his life long trade, working as a machinist. Reminiscing about it he reflects, “I don’t know what I was thinking when I took a job with a private prison. My son just quit CCA, after 5 years of employment in maintenance, and is working again as a plumber. Neither of us will ever go back to that life. It’s not ethical to profit from the misery of others. An old miner told me, years ago, that if we’re not careful we’ll be paying 1/2 of the population to work as prison guards and watch over the other 1/2 of the population. Man was he right.”