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, Transportation and Deportation, 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
G4S
The world's largest private security company. Owns private prisons in Australia, South Africa, UK. Provides governments with multiple other punishment-related services.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Private prison operator
Prison industrial complex activities: Community Corrections, Private Facilities Internationally, Transportation and Deportation
GEO Gr
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, Transportation and Deportation, 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
Accenture
An Irish consulting and professional services firm. Manages hiring process for US Customs and Border Protection Services (CBP) and provides operational support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Border industry
Border industry
Higher risk
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Aramark
A US-based company that provided food service, facilities management, and uniforms globally. Provides food and other logistical services to prisons and uses prison labor.
Prison industry
Prison 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
Elbit Systems
Israel's largest weapon company. Monitors 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
3M Company is a conglomerate corporation operating in the manufacturing, health care, and consumer goods industries. 3M Supplies materials for prison labor programs and for weapon systems used against civilians.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Prison labor
Amazon.com
A multinational technology company engaged in e-commerce and cloud computing. Amazon is the main provider of cloud infrastructure and services for databases and case management software used by the US government to surveil immigrant communities.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
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. 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
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. In 2019 it has announced it would not provide these companies with new loans.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Boeing
One of the largest military companies in the world. Designed a system to surveil and monitor the US-Mexico border.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
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
CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and a leading provider of phone and video services to prisons.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Communication Services
FLIR Systems
Provides surveillance tools and technologies to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the US Army.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
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
Griffon
A US management and holding company. Its subsidiary Telephonics Corporation provides mobile surveillance vehicles for the US-Mexico border.
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. In March 2019 it has announced it would not give these companies new loans. Also charges prisoners exorbitant rates for prison banking services.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Private Prison Financing
Leidos Holdings
A US defense, aviation, and IT company. Provides x-ray and imaging technologies to CBP for monitoring US border crossings.
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.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
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
Providence Service
A US healthcare corporation that provides medical transportation to prisons.
Prison industry
Prison industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Health Services
RLI
A U.S. 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
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. Provides x-ray and surveillance technologies to US CBP and ICE for monitoring US borders.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring
Sterling Construction Co
A US construction company. Designed and built one of the prototypes for the 2017 proposed US-Mexico border wall.
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Construction and Maintenance
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
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
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 banks in the US. Finances private prison companies CoreCivic and GEO Group. 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
Unisys
A US information technology company. Provides phone services to prisons and data collection systems to the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Prison industry
Prison industry
Border industry
Border industry
Prison industrial complex activities: Border Surveillance and Monitoring, Communication Services, High-Tech Surveillance of Immigrants
Wells Fargo
One of the largest banking and financial services companies 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