Divest from CoreCivic NOW

CalPERS CEO Marcie Frost


Detainee Allies and researchers at San Diego State University have received hundreds of letters from refugees and other migrants being held - some for 18 months or longer - at Otay Mesa Detention Center, which is operated by the for-profit company CoreCivic. They report inhumane conditions including insufficient and contaminated food, inadequate health care, abuse, isolation, and forced labor at $1 / day. CalPERS, which invests public employee savings in pension funds, holds stock in CoreCivic. California Assembly Bill 33 calls for CalPERS to divest from CoreCivic. We add our voices calling for divestment!

Petition by
Detainee Allies
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To: CalPERS CEO Marcie Frost
From: [Your Name]

We, the undersigned, are State of California employees who invest our retirement savings through CalPERS. We call for CalPERS to immediately divest from CoreCivic, a for-profit operator of prisons and immigrant detention centers. Refugees and other migrants detained in CoreCivic-owned detention centers like Otay Mesa Detention Center near San Diego report inhumane conditions, including inadequate food and health care, abuse from facility workers, isolation, and forced labor at $1 / day. CoreCivic-owned detention centers like Otay Mesa also refuse public oversight through stakeholder tours and visitation programs. Don’t bank our futures on holding refugees in cruel and inhumane conditions. Divest now!