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Student Protests Forces Columbia University to Divest from Prisons

Nadia Prupis @ Common Dreams - Columbia University on Monday announced that it would divest from the private prison industry and ban reinvestment in companies that operate prisons, making it the first college to cut ties with a system that student activists say is racist, exploitative, and unjust.

The announcement follows 16 months of campaigning by the prison abolitionist group Students Against Mass Incarceration...read more.

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