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Bank of America said it will cease doing business with companies that are involved with running private prisons and detention centers.
The bank has been “discussing the issue for some time,” with pertinent clients, a company spokesperson told Fox Business in a statement.
Relationships - Companies - Prisoner - Detention - Services
“We have decided to exit the relationships we have with companies providing prisoner and immigrant detention services for federal and state governments, as expeditiously as possible,” the spokesperson said.
The company came to the decision after consulting with its environmental, social and governance (ESG) committee as well as internal Hispanic and black leaders, Fox Business reported.
Sector - Policy - Government - Needs - Demands
“The private sector is attempting to respond to public policy and government needs and demands in the absence of long standing and widely recognized reforms needed in criminal justice and immigration policies,” the statement continued.
“Lacking further legal and policy clarity, and in recognition of the concerns of our employees and stakeholders in the communities...
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