Judge Anna von Reitz
Today, I got a message from a British reader informing me that (in regard to my article about peonage in our British-run jails titled “Prisons For Profit Run by Foreigners”) Compass Group, PLC, sold off its interest in prison services to this multinational conglomerate:
1450 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
There’s just one problem — this acquisition occurred in 2012 and in 2018, Compass Group, PLC, is still appearing as the owner-operator of Trinity Services and not H.I.G. Capital.
Most likely, as is very and unfortunately common, H.I.G. Capital swooped in, gained control of a portion of Compass Group, PLC. by acquisition, gained use of the name and logos, etc., associated with one part of Compass Group, PLC, and continues to use the Compass Group, PLC, name as a storefront for H.I.G. Capital.
Something similar happened when the U.S. Attorney General acquired Wells Fargo and continued to use the “Wells Fargo Bank” name and trademark to mask a securities corporation owned and operated by the US AG.
Who knows what H.I.G. Capital’s stance on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 is?
Well, apparently, it’s time we found out.
At least Compass Group, PLC, had the decency to address the subject and have a published corporate policy about such issues.
So the abusive service corporation running the Colorado jail kitchens is still, ultimately, a Foreign Service Provider. It just may be H.I.G. Capital responsible for running the show instead of Compass Group, PLC.
Again, and either way, have at it.
I should also note that I got several questions about my statement that there are “25 million Americans in prison tonight” —- from people bringing forward statistics indicating that the number is more like 2.5 million.
They changed the names of most federal “prisons” to “correctional facilities” and that caused an instant and very dramatic drop in the official “prison” population!
Hahahahah! —- except that just as many people remain behind bars. And those of us who know the verbiage routinely ignore their sophism.
Let’s also make it clear that I am including the populations of the federated “State of State” prisons and jails and “correctional facilities” and “reform institutions”, for the simple reason that the people who are incarcerated in these facilities are suffering under the same system and the same false legal presumptions of the same parent corporations.