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Gyeonggi Province
February 9, 2003
Korea`s first privately run prison is scheduled to open in Gyeonggi Province as early as 2005, the Justice Ministry said yesterday. "Agape," a Christian foundation, recently signed a contract with the ministry to open a private prison that would accommodate up to 600 inmates, ministry officials said. Under the contract, the Christian organization will be responsible for the construction and management of the jail, including personnel affairs. The government will reimburse part of the operating costs by providing subsidies and various commodities up to 5 billion won per annum, the officials said. (The Korea Herald)

U.S. Army Installation Management Command Pacific Region
Group 4 Securicor

September 12, 2012 Star and Stripes
A British-based security company has paid back half of the approximately $750,000 it owes the U.S. government for failing to fully staff entry gates at a number of U.S. Forces Korea installations, according to the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Pacific Region. The company, G4S, took over gate security at most Army bases on the peninsula on Dec. 1, 2011, but at first could not hire enough civilian guards to do the job. Most guards who worked for the previous security provider, Joeun Systems Corp., initially refused to work for G4S, claiming the company was offering lower wages and longer hours. Because of the shortage of South Korean guards, U.S. troops were forced to help man the gates for nearly four months until G4S reached full staffing on March 23, 2012. Despite the lingering problems with G4S, the U.S. military said in March it had no plans to terminate its contract with the company. “We consider this matter closed,” 8th Army spokesman Col. Andrew Mutter said in a March 29 email to Stars and Stripes. Reilly said in an email this week that the IMCOM-Pacific command decided to add new requirements to its security guard contract as G4S’ one-year deal approached its Oct. 31 expiration date. “This offered us the opportunity to review the needs of our access control point security procedures, update new requirements to ensure we provide the most efficient and effective protection at our bases and rebid the contract,” he said. The U.S. military had not previously disclosed the amount G4S agreed to reimburse the government for violating its contract. IMCOM-Pacific spokesman Larry Reilly said G4S is scheduled to pay the rest of the money in January.