Nine Banks and Counting
In a win for investors, activists, and the immigrant community, which have collectively put pressure on banks to stop financing the private prison industry, several major banks have publicly committed to cut lending activity to private prisons!
Barclays Is Latest to Cut Finance Ties With Private Prisons
Boston Common, in a coalition led by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), is leading the dialogue with Barclays, one of the latest banks to end financing to the private prison industry. Barclays has publicly committed to let existing credit lines to private prison companies expire and will not enter into new lending agreements.
Commitments from Banks in the News
- JPMorgan Chase, US Bancorp, SunTrust, Wells Fargo
Reuters: U.S. prisons lose Wall Street sell-side coverage
Washington Post: Bank of America cuts business ties with detention centers, private prisons
Yahoo Finance: BNP Paribas Plans to End Financing of Private Prisons
Bloomberg Law: Fifth Third to Halt Future Financing to Private-Prison Firms
Forbes: PNC Bank Pulls Out of the Private Prison Industry
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