Tags » GEO Group

Let's jail the children and call it child care

Texas, leading the nation as always, granted a child care license to a jail on April 29. It’s a special, private jail, an immigration detention center in Karnes City run by the private, for-profit GEO Group. 894 more words


Private Prisons — Making Bank on Injustice

For-profit businesses try to make as much money as they can. Profit is how they, and the rest of society, measure value creation and the overall success of their company. 857 more words


Ankle Bracelets for "Terror" Suspects?

In recent months, authorities in at least two countries, Germany and Israel, have suggested putting electronic monitors on people with ties to or a history of involvement with “terrorist” groups. 177 more words

Electronic Monitoring

"For-Profit Prison Bosses Bankroll Rubio": Making Money Keeping Undocumented Immigrants Behind Bars

The GEO Group—a shady, for-profit prison company—has invested more heavily in Marco Rubio for years and his presidential campaign is no exception.

This past spring, the organization gave Rubio super PAC Conservative Solutions a fat check for $100,000, a massive donation dwarfs the prison organization’s prior contributions to the freshman Senator. 645 more words


University of California drops prison investments amid student demands - (Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Leslie Adler) Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:16pm EST

The University of California system said on Friday it will drop its roughly $30 million worth of investments in private prison companies following demands from a black student group. 351 more words

Point Of Interest

"Wearing An Ankle Bracelet Might Be Worse Than Jail Time"

This article by Julie Morse for the Pacific Standard  summarizes some interesting research by UC Berkeley Law Professor Kate Weisbrud.  She did work on the use of electronic monitoring with juveniles in California and found that in many cases it failed to save money, was extremely punitive and often landed young people back behind bars. 82 more words

Electronic Monitoring

GEO Group: Boca HQ disrupted by rowdy Social Security visitors

GEO Group, a private prison company based in Boca Raton, in the past has fielded sharp criticism for the alleged rough treatment of inmates and detainees at the prisons and immigration centers it managed. 613 more words