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Private Prisons React to Investor Pressure on Human Rights

May 17, 2019, 10:30 AM

Two private prison operators are taking steps to respond to investor pressure over their treatment of inmates and undocumented migrants held at their facilities.

CoreCivic Inc. said in a new report May 16 that it’s starting to factor human rights-related metrics into its executives’ pay following a shareholder proposal led by the Service Employees International Union’s pension plan. Members of the labor union will also visit the company’s facilities as part of an agreement to withdraw its proposal from being voted on by CoreCivic shareholders.

GEO Group Inc. likewise pledged to report annually on human rights in response to a ...