When: Tuesday, January 24th at 11:00am
Where: Fulton St. & Hilton Ave., Hempstead, New York
– Wells Fargo is one of the largest investors in detention centers, imprisoning thousands of immigrant workers to be deported
– Wells Fargo controls 4 over million shares in Geo Group and 50,000 shares in CCA, according to the most current Security and Exchange Commission filings, with combined prison holdings valued upwards of $120 million. Geo Group is also a business client of Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo and Geo have shared the same lobbyists in Washington D.C.
– For-profit prisons receive an average of $122 a day per person in detention. The average number of people in detention is over 30,000, at a cost to taxpayers of over $3.6 million daily.
– The private prison industry, in league with its major investors, is the largest financial force behind overpopulation in our prisons, through lobbying efforts that increase penalties and incarcerations of immigrants and others by the federal government and by states such as Arizona and Georgia, which recently passed legislation that accelerates the detention of non-criminal immigrants.
We call on all public and private institutions to divest their holdings in private prison companies and invest on education and other social programs!!
Omar Angel Perez/Mónica Díaz
The Workplace Project/Centro de Derechos Laborales
Stop separating families!
Stop making profits from the suffering of our families!
This event is part of the National Prison Divestment Campaign sponsored by the Workplace Project and ENLACE International