a lot of money being percolated around your fair city right now.”
Teresa Hunt, the GEO Group warden of the Colorado Immigration and Customs
Enforcement Center on GEO buying off the local community. The Aurora
Sentinel, July 2, 2009
Baldwin County, Georgia
Baldwin County high school seniors are being given the opportunity to apply
for a $1,000 scholarship provided by The GEO Group Inc.”
The GEO Group is a private corrections company that will be operating a new
private prison facility, Riverbend Correctional
Facility, in south Baldwin County adjacent to the existing Baldwin State
Prison. The Union-Recorder,
April 22, 2011
"And, Country Kitchen has graciously agreed to return as Presenting
Sponsor of the Challenge. Additional Challenge sponsors include: Jonathan and
Jeanne Lavine, BNY Mellon, Pepsi, CVS Caremark,
Avid Technology, Natixis, the Hanson family, Par
Electrical Contractors, the Shay family, Gerry and Penney Klingman,
The GEO Group, John Hancock, UGG Australia, FIJI Water, Patron and many
others. Media sponsors include: Niche Media, CBS Radio, NBC/WHDH, The Boston
Globe and Bicycling Magazine." Yahoo.com, May 23, 2011
Estancia, New Mexico
announced Corrections Corporation of America was awarding the town of
Estancia $1,000 to be used for a summer youth program."
Mountain View Telegraph, June 18, 2009
Eloy, Arizona, CCA
97 people attended the Eloy Chamber of Commerce's
annual awards banquet last Friday, Jan. 23, at the Holiday Inn in Casa
Grande. The event was sponsored by APS and Corrections Corporation of America
(CCA). Local musical talent Lance Burton was invited back again this year to
perform songs at the commencement, and closing, of the evening's
Casa Grande Valley News, January 28, 2009
"CCA constantly has a presence in Eloy functions, as representatives attend Economic
Development Group of Eloy (EDGE) meetings,
participate on boards such as the Chamber and EDGE, and contributes funds and
time and energy to local community events."
Eloy Enterprise, January 7, 2009
Hendricks County, Indiana, Aramark
County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently announced that the Hendricks County
Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the ARAMARK Company, will once
again be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a Hendricks County student pursuing
a college degree in the criminal justice field."
Hendricks County Flyer, March 13, 2009
Huerfano County Correctional Facility,
"The historic Fox Theater, 715 Main St., will take a direct hit from
the prison closure. Huerfano County Administrator John Galusha
said the county has been paying for utilities for the theater out of what is
called the Prison Authority Fund. "The county contracted with the
correctional center when it opened to form this fund. In that agreement, the
county receives 50 cents per prisoner per day which goes directly into the
Prison Authority Fund," Galusha said.Galusha said the revenue generated from the fund is
about $130,000 a year. "Without that revenue coming in, some of the
things from the prison authority will take a hit next year," Galusha said. The prison fund also helps pay for new
sheriff's department vehicles and youth programs. Galusha
said the Fox was receiving about $400 a month to pay for utilities."
Pueblo Chieftain, March 7, 2010
Junee Jail, Australia,
"THE LABOR MP Paul McLeay is under pressure to stand down as chairman
of a parliamentary committee after it emerged that he accepted a donation
from the company that runs the state's only private prison. When he accepted
the donation from the GEO Group the committee was reviewing the company's $26
million contract. GEO donated $2000 to Mr McLeay's
personal campaign on August 28, 2005 when the member for Heathcote
was vice-chairman of the Public Accounts Committee that was looking into
whether the private Junee prison was providing
value for money compared to public jails."
Sidney Morning Herald, March 5, 2009
Montgomery County, Texas, GEO Group
"Brenckman received a $3,500 scholarship
from the Montgomery County A&M Club; a $2,500 scholarship from the
Montgomery County Fair Association; and a $1,000 Lake Conroe Area Republican
Women Scholarship. Additionally, she received a Geo Group Scholarship worth
$1,000; and a $750 scholarship from the Eastern Star – Willis chapter."
The Courier of Montgomery County, July 27, 2009
Pahrump Nevada, CCA
Hetrick-Irwin, director of the Nevada Silver
Tappers, at left, presents a check for $3,000 to Patricia Cox representing
the Pahrump Boys and Girls Club, proceeds from their annual Holiday Benefit
Show. Cox said the $80,000 fund drive to keep the Pahrump Boys and Girls Club
operating is up to about $52,000 with the donation, with $42,000 from the
Boys and Girls Club of America, $2,300 from Saitta-Trudeau
Chrysler Jeep Dodge, $2,600 gathered at the Pahrump Fall Festival, $1,000
from the Rotary Club of Pahrump Valley and another $1,000 from miscellaneous
donors. Corrections Corporation of America agreed to make a one-time donation
of $10,000 under a development agreement from Nye County, Pahrump Valley
Speedway is also donating $1 from each ticket sold, Cox said.
Pahrump Valley Times, January 1, 2010
"Schinhofen said with the economy the
way it is, the event almost didn't happen. "Corrections Corporation of
America, when they heard we couldn't get this event on this year, they came
through with 75 percent of the funds to put it on," he said."
Pahrump Valley Times, March 20, 2009
"Mike Darby, newly-elected to the Pahrump Town Board, wanted the
company to provide money for scholarships at Great Basin College in general.
The agreement provides for a $10,000 annual contribution if the college has a
criminal justice associate degree program."
Pahrump Valley Times, December 19, 2008
"(Lucibeth Nave) Mayberry,
(CCA's vice president and deputy chief development officer) at the start of
the company's presentation, said CCA will contribute, at a minimum, $1.2
million in grants to the community the first year, then at least $860,000 in
payments annually. That will amount to $17.53 million in contributions over
the 20-year life of the federal contract, she said."
Pahrump Valley Times, December 19, 2008
Palm Beach County, Florida
"The Wackenhut Corporation Golf Classic and Auction was recently held
at the PGA National Resort & Spa. The event provided a weekend of dining,
bidding, and golfing, which netted more than $150,000 for the Boys &
Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County."
Sun Sentinel, July 22, 2009
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Vaudeveille/Roaring '20s event will be held 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak
Ridge and promises entertainment such as singers, dancers, magicians,
Keystone Cops, flappers, and "a speakeasy." Sponsorships are
available at various levels, including the $5,000 Fred Astaire Package, the
$2,500 Groucho Marx Package, and the $1,000 Charlie
Chaplin Package. Contact Rick Morrow at email@example.com or call (865)
483-8431. Sponsors already lined up include Wackenhut Services Inc.-Oak Ridge
at the $5,000 level; K9 Search on Site and B&W Y-12 at the $2,500 level;
and Oak Ridge Utility District at the $1,000 level."
Oak Ridger, August 24, 2009
Rio Grande Detention Center, Texas, GEO
"The Geo Group came to Laredo on Wednesday bearing cash for both the
City of Laredo and Webb County. But in what seemed like a sudden impulse move
at a news conference, George Zoley, Geo CEO and
founder, doubled the amount he planned to give the entities from $125,000
each to $250,000 each in general funds."
Laredo Morning News, May 17, 2007
Savannah River Nuclear Power plant,
a security contractor at Savannah River Site, presented a check to Tubman
Middle School for $945 Tuesday. The money will be used to purchase prizes and
incentives for pupils who show good behavior, Principal Wayne Frazier said.
The money will also be used to hold a celebration after state standardized
testing. "That's a big lump (of money) for us," Dr. Frazier said.
"That is more money than we've had in that budget since I've been
here." Augusta Chronicle, February 4, 2009
"Wackenhut Services Inc., the security contractor at the
Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, donated $2,500 to support Aiken
Habitat for Humanity. Aiken County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit
organization that builds and mortgages houses to approved low-income families
on a no-profit, no-interest basis."
Augusta Chronicle, December 22, 2008
"John Ferguson, CEO and board chairman of Corrections Corporation
of America, has donated to all four major Republican candidates for governor
and to all four major Democratic candidates as well, a review of candidate
Knoxville News Sentinel, July 20, 2009