Companies
The prison and border industries

On Prison Free Funds, we focus on two aspects of the prison industrial complex: companies involved in the prison industry (such as private for-profit prison operators and prison services providers), and companies involved in the militarization of borders and the policing of immigration.

Company profiles
CoreCivic
The world’s largest private prison corporation. Owns and manages over 100 correctional, detention, and other residential reentry facilities. Provides the government with other services as part of the criminal punishment system.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Private prison operator
Prison industrial complex activities: Community Corrections, E-Carceration, Facility Construction and Maintenance, Facility Management, Prison Labor, Transportation and Deportations, Youth and Family Detention Facilities
Ferrovial
A Spanish multinational infrastructure company. Its subsidiary Broadspectrum operates a prison in Australia.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Private prison operator
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Facilities Internationally
GEO Group
The world's 2nd largest private prison company and the largest "community corrections" and e-carceration business. Owns and operates prisons and immigrant detention centers in the US and abroad. Provides the government with other services as part of the criminal punishment system.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Private prison operator
Prison industrial complex activities: Community Corrections, E-Carceration, Facility Construction and Maintenance, Facility Management, Private Facilities Internationally, Prison Labor, Transportation and Deportations, Youth and Family Detention Facilities
MITIE Group
A British facility management, consultancy, and product management company that operates private prisons and immigration detention centers in the UK.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Private prison operator
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Facilities Internationally
Serco Group
A British multinational outsourcing company that operates prisons and immigration jails in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Private prison operator
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Facilities Internationally
Sodexo
A French multinational food services and facilities management company. Operates prisons in Australia and the UK.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Private prison operator
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Facilities Internationally
Acadia Healthcare Co
A US healthcare company. Provides community corrections including residential re-entry programs. Has detained small numbers of unaccompanied immigrant youth.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Community Corrections, Youth and Family Detention Facilities
Air Transport Services Gr
A US air cargo and transportation company, which operates charter deportation flights for the US government.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Transportation and Deportations
Airbus
A Dutch multinational military and aerospace company whose helicopters are used to monitor the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Aramark
A US-based provider of food service, facility management services, and uniforms globally. Provides food and other logistical services to prisons and immigration detention facilities and uses forced prison labor.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Food Commissary and Other Goods, Prison Labor
Avalon Correctional
A private prison company, owned by CoreCivic. Owns and manages private halfway houses in Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Community Corrections
Axon Enterprise
A US manufacturer of tasers, body and car cameras, drones, and accompanying software that provides these products to US immigration authorities, prisons, and law enforcement agencies.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, Facility Surveillance and Security
Booz Allen Hamilton
A US government IT contractor, which developed cloud analytics services for US immigration authorities to track and target immigrants.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Cellebrite DI
An Israeli digital intelligence firm that supplies law enforcement agencies, prison authorities, border security agencies, and repressive regimes around the world with hacking technologies.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, Facility Surveillance and Security, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Citizens Financial Group
A US-based financial services and bank holding company. Its subsidiary Citizens Bank has provided credit and loans to private prison corporation CoreCivic.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Elbit Systems
Israel's largest military company, which makes killer drones, large weapon systems, and ammunition used against civilians. Monitors walls and borders along the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
First Horizon
A US-based financial services and bank holding company. Its subsidiary First Horizon Bank has provided credit and loans to private prison corporation CoreCivic.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
General Dynamics
One of the largest military contractors in the world. Involved in monitoring the US-Mexico border and surveilling immigrant communities inside the US.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Granite Construction
A US construction company that constructed parts of and performed maintenance on the US-Mexico border barrier.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Construction and Maintenance
HSBC Holdings
A UK-based financial services and bank holding company. Its subsidiary banks have provided credit and loans to private prison corporation GEO Group.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
KBR
A US engineering and construction firm that does maintenance and repairs of the US-Mexico border fence in Arizona.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Construction and Maintenance
L3Harris Technologies
A US-based military company that provides phone tracking devices and other equipment to US immigration authorities. Used to provide surveillance technologies for the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Leidos Holdings
A US military IT contractor that provides imaging technologies and biometric systems to US immigration authorities for border monitoring and surveillance.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Lockheed Martin
The world's largest military company that provides reconnaissance aircraft used to monitor the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Magnet Forensics
A Canadian software company that sells phone-hacking and data analysis software to US immigration authorities and other law enforcement agencies.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Mantech Intl
A US military contractor that provides IT and surveillance services to US immigration authorities.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Motorola Solns
A US-based communications and surveillance company. Leading supplier of license plate recognition software. Sells surveillance products for use at US prisons, at the US-Mexico Border, and by US police agencies.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, Facility Surveillance and Security, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
NICE
An Israeli surveillance company, specializing in phone, video, and internet monitoring. Its audio and video indexing and mining software Nexidia is used by US prisons.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Facility Surveillance and Security
Northrop Grumman
One of the world's largest military companies. Provides drones and radars used to monitor the US-Mexico border, and develops databases and systems for the US Department of Homeland Security to profile, surveil, and monitor immigrant communities.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Palantir Technologies
A US-based high-tech surveillance company. Designed systems for US immigration authorities to surveil and target immigrants and to manage mass immigration raids. Its predictive policing tools are used by law enforcement agencies.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Pinnacle Finl Partners
A US-based financial services and bank holding company. Its subsidiary Pinnacle Bank has provided credit and loans to private prison corporation CoreCivic.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Raytheon Technologies
One of the largest military companies in the world and the largest producer of guided missiles. Its equipment is used to monitor the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Science Applications Intl
A US military and intelligence contractor, which has enhanced data sharing between US immigration authorities and local law enforcement agencies.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Sun
A majority owner of Cellebrite, an Israeli digital intelligence firm that supplies law enforcement agencies, prison authorities, border security agencies, and repressive regimes around the world with hacking technologies.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, Facility Surveillance and Security, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
SuperCom
An Israeli company specializing in electronic monitoring, digital ID technologies, and cyber security. It owns California-based Leaders in Community Alternatives (LCA), an electronic monitoring and "community corrections" company.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Community Corrections, E-Carceration
Synovus Finl
A US-based financial services and bank holding company. Its subsidiary Synovus Bank has provided credit and loans to private prison corporation CoreCivic.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Target Hospitality
A US workforce housing company that owns and partially operates ICE’s largest youth and family detention center.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Facility Construction and Maintenance, Facility Management, Food Commissary and Other Goods, Youth and Family Detention Facilities
Teledyne Technologies
A US engineering and IT government contractor. Its subsidiary FLIR Systems provides mobile surveillance systems to monitor the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Textron
A US-based military contractor known for its Bell, Beechcraft, Cessna, and Hawker aircraft brands, some of which are used to monitor the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Thomson Reuters
A Canadian data broker and information services provider that provides systems and databases to the US immigration authorities for tracking and targeting immigrant communities.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
3M
3M Company is a conglomerate corporation operating in the manufacturing, health care, and consumer goods industries. Supplies materials for prison labor programs.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Prison Labor
AT&T
A US telecommunications company that provides communications services to US immigration authorities.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Accenture
An Irish management, consulting, and outsourcing firm that provides technical and planning support to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
AeroVironment
A military contractor that makes small drones used to surveil the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Alphabet
One of the world’s largest IT companies. Its subsidiary Google provides software and cloud services to US immigration authorities.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Amazon.com
The world’s largest online retailer and cloud storage provider. It’s the largest provider of cloud computing for US immigration authorities, and also supports prison and police surveillance.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Facility Surveillance and Security, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Anthem
A US health insurer that provides health services to youth jails and criminal legal programs.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Health Services
Aware
A software company that provides US immigration authorities with software that collects and manages biometric data.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
BNP Paribas
A French banking group that is one of the largest retail banks in the world. Has been one of the main financial backers of private prisons and immigrant detention companies.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Bank of America
The second largest banking institution in the US. Has been one of the main financiers of private prison and immigrant detention companies.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Barclays
A UK-based multinational bank that has provided credit, loans, and bond underwriting services to US private prison and detention companies.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Benchmark Electronics
A US-based producer of high-end computing and industrial products that provides Mobile Video Surveillance Systems (MVSS) for monitoring the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Berkshire Hathaway
A US-based conglomerate holding company and investment firm. Its subsidiary Shaw Industries uses prison labor. Other subsidiaries provide equipment, utilities, and uniforms to prisons and jails.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Food Commissary and Other Goods, Prison Labor
CACI International
A government contractor that provides computer and IT services to US immigration authorities and other federal agencies.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Capgemini
A French IT and engineering firm, which helps US immigration authorities optimize their incarceration and deportations.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants, Transportation and Deportations
Centene
A US multinational healthcare corporation. Provides mental health services to prisons and jails.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Community Corrections, Health Services
Costco Wholesale
One of the largest retailers in the US. Has prison labor in its supply chain.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Prison Labor
Deere
A US-based manufacturer of agricultural and construction machinery, which provides all-terrain vehicles to US Border Patrol.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Equifax
A US-based credit reporting agency and data broker that provides US immigration authorities with information that enables them to locate people targeted for deportation.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Fairfax Finl Hldgs
A Canadian investment and insurance company. One of the largest U.S. bail bond insurers.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Bail Bonds
Fifth Third Bancorp
A US-based financial services and bank holding company. Its subsidiary Fifth Third Bank has provided credit and loans to private prison corporations CoreCivic and GEO Group.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Honda Motor Co
A Japanese vehicle manufacturer, which provides US Border Patrol with all-terrain vehicles.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
IBM
One of the world's largest IT companies. A major contractor for U.S. immigration authorities.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
JPMorgan Chase
The largest banking institution in the US. Has been one of the main financiers of private prison and immigrant detention companies. Also charges prisoners exorbitant rates for prison banking services.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Microsoft
One of the world’s largest IT companies. Provides tools and infrastructure used by the US government to surveil immigrant communities and to manage prisons.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Facility Surveillance and Security, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
ModivCare
A US healthcare corporation, formerly known as Providence Service, that provides medical transportation to prisons.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Health Services
NEC
A Japanese IT company that provides the US government with biometric technologies used to target immigrant communities.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
OSI Systems
A US manufacturer of security and inspection systems, which it provides to US border checkpoints.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
PNC Financial Services Gr
A US-based financial services and bank holding company. Its subsidiary PNC Bank has provided credit and loans to private prison corporation CoreCivic.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Polaris
A US vehicle manufacturer that provides all-terrain vehicles, utility task vehicles, and snowmobiles to immigration authorities.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
RELX
A UK-based information and analytics firm. Its subsidiary LexisNexis provides data analytics to US immigration authorities to identify and locate persons targeted for deportation.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
RLI
A US specialty insurance company. Has provided surety bonds to bail bond company Libre by Nexus.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Bail Bonds
Regions Financial
A US-based financial services and bank holding company. Its subsidiary Regions Bank has provided credit and loans to private prison corporations CoreCivic and GEO Group.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Salesforce.com
A US cloud computing and AI company whose systems power the US Unified Immigration Portal.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Sierra Wireless
A Canadian communications equipment manufacturer and internet service provider. Its subsidiary Numerex provides electronic monitoring and surveillance services used for locating and tracking individuals for pretrial adjudication, probation, parole, and immigration control.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: E-Carceration
Smiths Group
A British engineering company that provides X-ray and surveillance technologies to US immigration authorities to monitor borders.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Thales
A French multinational that designs and manufactures electrical systems for the aerospace and defense industries. Supplies biometric technologies for the databases used to surveil immigrants in the US.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
The Western Union
A US financial services company. Facilitates money trasfers to prisons.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Banking and Financial Services
Thermo Fisher Scientific
A US pharmaceutical and biotech company that provides equipment for mass DNA testing of people detained by US immigration authorities and Rapid DNA testing of migrant families at the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
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