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D.E. Shaw Employees Give to Dems — but Firm Invests in Private Prisons

An American Federation of Teachers report asks pension fund trustees to push funds to divest.

D.E. Shaw—whose employees have given entirely to Democrats in the 2018 mid-term Congressional races—has emerged as one of several prominent hedge fund investors in private prisons, which are profiting off of controversial Republican policies jailing immigrant families, a new report says.A new “watch list” of funds invested in private-prison related

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