Columbia U., UC Santa Cruz, and several additional colleges/universities have organize and are organizing to divest university-held stock properties in for-profit prisons. The contention is that prisons are slave plantations, and that prisoners are slaves. Student demands have resulted in the divestment of millions of dollars away from for-profit prison corporate stock, and back to universities. Two basic contentions are that all education institutions should be 'free' of SLAVEHOLDING; and that all vestiges and badges of slavery shall be abolished from these universities, including prison slavery.

Lee Wood