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 second largest private prison company and 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. Operates private prison facilities and immigrant 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
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
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
Elbit Systems
Israel's largest weapon company. Involved in surveillance and monitoring of the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
General Dynamics
One of the largest military contractors in the world. Involved in monitoring the US-Mexico border and surveilling immigrant communities inside the United States.
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. Constructed and performs maintenance on the US-Mexico border fence.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Construction and Maintenance
KBR
A US engineering and construction company. 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
One of the world’s largest military contractors. Supplies surveillance equipment for surveillance of the US-Mexico border and immigrant communities in the US.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Leidos Holdings
A US military IT company. Provides biometric systems and imaging technologies to US immigration authorities for monitoring and surveillance of US borders.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Lockheed Martin
A US defense and aerospace company. Its reconnaissance aircrafts monitor the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Motorola Solutions
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 largest military company in the world. Provides drones and radars used to monitor the US-Mexico border, and develops databases and systems for 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
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 U.S. 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, a 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. Its subsidiary Leaders in Community Alternatives (LCA) is involved in electronic monitoring and day reporting centers in California.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Community Corrections, E-Carceration
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
Thomson Reuters
A Canadian electronic content and information services provider. Provides its information and database service to the US government to be used for tracking and targeting immigrants and their communities.
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
3M
A conglomerate corporation operating in the manufacturing, health care, and consumer goods industries. Supplies materials for prison labor programs and for weapon systems used against civilians.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Prison Labor
AT&T
A US telecommunications company that provides multiple 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
Airbus
A Dutch multinational aerospace corporation that designs commercial and military aircraft. Its helicopters are used to monitor 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
A US-based multinational online retail and cloud computing giant. The main provider of cloud infrastructure and services for US immigration authorities, and also provides these services to prisons and police.
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. Finances private prison companies like CoreCivic and GEO Group and charges prisoners exorbitant rates for prison banking services.
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. Finances private prison companies like CoreCivic and GEO Group. Charges prisoners exorbitant rates for prison banking services.
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
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
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
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
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 provides US immigration authorities with IT services that facilitate deportations.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
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 insurance management and financial holding company. One of the largest bail insurance companies owning multiple bail insurers that provide surety bonds to bail bonds companies.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Bail Bonds
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 US 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. Finances private prison companies like CoreCivic and GEO Group. Charges prisoners exorbitant rates for prison banking services.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Lumen Technologies
The third largest telecommunications company in the US. A leading provider of phone and video services to prisons.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Communication Services
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
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Mantech Intl
A US-based military contractor that provides surveillance and information technologies used to monitor the US-Mexico border
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Microsoft
One of the largest technology companies in the world. One of the main providers of IT services used by the US government to surveil immigrant communities.
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 that provides medical transportation to prisons.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Health Services
NEC
A Japanese company specializing in biometric technologies. 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. Its X-ray machines and metal detectors are used on the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
PAE
A U.S. military and government contractor that provides maintenance to the aircraft fleet used to monitor the US borders and beyond.
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. Provides surety bonds to bail bond companies including Libre by Nexus.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Bail Bonds
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 multinational wireless communications equipment designer and manufacturer. Markets electronic monitoring devices that locate and track individuals on pre-trial adjudication, probation and parole.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: E-Carceration
Smiths Group
A British engineering company. Provides X-ray and surveillance technologies to CBP for monitoring and surveillance along the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
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
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
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 transfers 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 Rapid DNA testing to US immigration and law enforcement authorities.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Track Group
A US electronic monitoring technologies and equipment company. Provides law enforcement agencies with tracking and surveillance equipment for people on probation or parole.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: E-Carceration
TransUnion
A credit rating agency and data broker that provides customized software and services to law enforcement and US immigration authorities.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Truist Financial
A large U.S.-based regional bank, formerly SunTrust Banks. Has been one of the main financial backers of private prisons and immigrant detention companies. In 2019 it announced it would stop providing loans to these companies.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
U.S. Bancorp
One of the largest US bank holding companies. Finances private prison companies, CoreCivic and GEO Group.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Unisys
A US information technology company. Provided facial and vehicle recognition software for Boeing's 2007 “virtual wall.” Provides surveillance technologies to CBP. Manages prison telephone services through contracts with the BOP.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, Communication Services, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Walmart
The world’s largest retailer. Uses prison labor in its supply chain.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Prison Labor
Wells Fargo
One of the largest multinational banking and financial services corporations in the world. Has been one of the main financial backers of private prisons and immigrant detention companies. In 2019 it announced it would stop providing loans to these companies.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Yamaha Motor
A Japanese vehicle manufacturer that provides all-terrain vehicles and watercraft to US Border Patrol.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
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