City Prison Divestment
Portland is set to become the first city to divest from private prisons.
Nearly 4,000 immigrants are picked up in Portland each year and sent to a GEO Group private detention center in Tacoma
In 2013, immigrant detainees at Tacoma led 3 hunger strikes to protest being forced to work for $1 a day, inhumane conditions, and the detention bed quota
The City of Portland has $72 million invested in private prison investors who have used their power as shareholders to make private prison conditions worse and less accountable to the public
It's time for Portland to divest from prisons, and reinvest in humanity