End the tax breaks for private prisons!


Please join NNIRR and our partners in the Private Prison Divestment Campaign to call for an end to tax breaks for private prisons.

Two private prison industry giants, GEO and CCA (Corrections Corporation of America), were given a "Real Estate Investment Trust" (REIT) status in 2013. This status has created a loophole which gives them and their investors huge tax breaks on their profits from incarcerating people of color and immigrants -- over $113 million last year alone!

Click here to sign the petition to the U.S. Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation, to revoke REIT status for private prison companies.

This tax free status is just another incentive for corporations to criminalize communities of color, immigrants and the poor -- including their active lobbying for more restrictive immigration laws and detention "quotas".

The petition will be delivered to the Joint Committee on Taxation during the National Private Prison Divestment Campaign's Week of Action, April 17-23, 2016.

To learn more about the Private Prison Divestment Campaign, find out more about being involved and to stay posted to the campaign developments, click here, to go to the campaign website hosted by our partners at Enlace.

And don't forget to sign the petition today!