Profit from Pain is Inhumane
Dignity, Not Detention!
Profiting from private prisons is a betrayal of all that we stand for and believe in as United Methodists and followers of Jesus.
Private prisons target people of color.
The two largest private prison companies, CCA and GEO, actively promote the criminalization and incarceration of immigrants. CCA has publically acknowledged that detaining immigrants who are out of status is a "growth opportunity" for the company.
How you can fight the privatization of prisons
Call your Governor with the message that people of faith say "no" to profit from the incarceration of our sisters and brothers. Go to action.umc-gbcs.org/prisoncall-in
Get involved in detention and/or prison visitation www.detentionwatchnetwork.org/visitationlistusprograms.
If you are United Methodist, Learn about Rapid Response Teams in yout Annual Conference and join their work to mobilize congregations in your conference to welcome immigrants and defend their civil and human rights. Email Bill Mefford for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about efforts to change sentencing laws and end mass incarceration of communities of color, www.sentencingproject.org.
Support National Justice for Our Neighbors, our United Methodist migrant legal aid program Advance # 901285 or contact Amar@umcor.org for more information.
View the PBS Frontline documentary Lost in Detention with family and friends, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/lost-in-detention/.
Join the divestment campaign from private prisons CCA & GEO, http://prisondivestment.wordpress.com/.
Call on the Obama Administration to take executive action to stop detentions and deportations http://www.umc-gbcs.org/site/apps/nlnet/content.aspx?c=frLJK2PKLqF&b=6761745&ct=9371839.