USG wants proof UConn Foundation is not investing in private prisons
Via Daily News | By Christopher McDermott | April 20, 2016
Legislation passed last Wednesday by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) requests that the UConn Foundation submit a statement detailing any holdings it might have in private prisons.
“The corporations profiting from private prisons have a financial incentive to promote the political and economic agendas of mass incarceration,” commuter senator Haddiyyah Ali writes in the statement of position.
The UConn Foundation is the University of Connecticut’s fundraising organization. It manages a $383 million endowment, annually receives $8 million in public funds and is explicitly exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), according to the Harford Courant.
Ali wrote that private prisons violate universal human rights, particularly those to life, liberty, security of person, privacy, family, home, ownership of property and to not be arbitrarily deprived of property.