Use the ‘Private Prison Divestment Across the US’ Map Tool to better understand the private prison industry’s stronghold in each state, pin-point action campaigns across the nation and add new ‘sparks of resistance’ from campaigns in your own area!
How does it work?
There are two different types of markers on the map. For each state, there is a red maker with a brief overview of the private prison’s hold in that region including: the number of facilities in that state, which politicians are in pocket and which large investors are based there. Butterfly markers represent ‘sparks of resistance,’ pin-pointing divestment campaigns in the area.
Add your own marker to share action events or campaigns you are working on in your area!
1) Click ‘Add’ in the top right of the map.
2) Fill in as much of the Location, Details, and Media tabs as you want. On the Location tab, select "light yellow" for the marker color.
Not quite ready to launch your own divestment campaign or action? That's okay! You can still add a marker to let others in your area know that you're interested in pushing your local institution to divest.
Private prisons have big money tied to politicians and investors in almost every state. Explore our map to find out how your state is connected to the industry, and how people are organizing locally for divestment.