Advocacy Groups Don't Want GEO to Run State Hospital

A coalition of influential Texas organizations is pushing back against the proposed privatization of a state psychiatric hospital by GEO Care, a subsidiary of a prison operations group that has a troubled history in Texas. 

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is preparing to privatize one of the state hospitals it oversees, a move estimated to save taxpayers millions of dollars a year.

Members of the coalition, concerned by the fact that GEO Care was the only bidder to operate the hospital, are urging DSHS, the Legislative Budget Board, and Gov. Rick Perry to reject the company's proposed ...

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