Thursday, January 5, 2012
Methodists Divest from Private Prisons
Quick link here. The United Methodist Church has just divested itself of its investments in private prison companies, including CCA and the GEO Group. The resolution they just passed declares that the Church will no longer include in its investment portfolio any company that derives at least 10% of its earnings from the owning or operation of a private prison. This is a huge victory for the Divestment Campaign, and hopefully will be the start of a mass migration away from investing in the immorality of private incarceration.