Tribpedia: Geo Group

The GEO Group is a private company that operates prisons, juvenile justice centers, psychiatric hospitals and immigration detention centers worldwide -- and has big business in Texas.

The GEO Group has a troubled history here.

During the Texas Youth Comission's 2007 sexual abuse scandal, agency officials closed GEO's Coke County Juvenile Justice Center saying they'd found atrocious conditions there, including ...

Starving for Reform

For two months, inmates in a South Texas immigrant detention facility have been on a staggered hunger strike — what the government calls “voluntary fasting" — to protest alleged abuse, lack of medical care and near-nil access to legal resources.

Immigration detention facility in Hudspeth County just outside of Sierra Blanca about 100 miles east of El Paso.
Immigration detention facility in Hudspeth County just outside of Sierra Blanca about 100 miles east of El Paso.

Big Border Business

For the last year and a half, Tom Barry visited immigrant detention centers in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Here's what he found.