Continuum of Care Solutions

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Continuum of Care Solutions
For Corrections, Detention & Treatment Services

           A GEO Publication for Employees and their Families.
   Chairman’s Letter                                                                                                                            A Man of
                                                                                                                                                Many Roles
                                                                                                                                                    “T
   George C. Zoley                                                                                                                                               here are things
   Chairman, CEO and Founder                                                                                                                                     that we never
                                                                                                                                                                 want to let go of,
                                                                                                                                                          people we never want
                                                                                                                                                    to leave behind. But keep
                                                                                                                                                     in mind that letting go isn’t
                                                                                                                                                      the end of the world, it’s the
                                                                                                                                                      beginning of a new life.” ~
                                                                                                                                                      Author unknown.



                                                                                                                                              F     or over two decades,
                                                                                                                                                    Wayne Calabrese has been
                                                                                                                                                    a vital member of the GEO
                                                                                                                                             family. Since he joined The GEO
                                                                                                                                             Group (then known as Wackenhut
                                                                                                                                             Corrections Corporation) in 1989,
                                                                                                                                             Wayne was always at the forefront,




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                                                                                                                                            setting the tone in our business
                                                                                                                                            development       initiatives,   our
                                                                                                                                           operational integrity, and our public-
          o Our Growing GEO Family,         BI was founded in 1978 and is now             Our growing company now oversees more            private partnership philosophy.
                                            the largest provider of comprehensive         than 81,000 beds in 118 correctional,
           On February 10, 2011, our        electronic       monitoring       services,   detention, and residential treatment
                                                                                                                                           Wayne left a successful law practice in
                                                                                                                                          Akron, Ohio in 1989, to first join the
           company achieved another         overseeing more than 60,000 offenders         facilities and tracks over 60,000 offenders     company as Vice President of Business        ever a steady hand and quick
significant milestone with the closing of   on behalf of approximately 900 federal,       under community supervision. We’re the          Development. In 1991, he was named           wit was needed, Wayne was
our previously announced acquisition        state and local correctional agencies         co-leader in the corrections and detention     Chief Executive Officer of our Australian     there.
of BI Incorporated.       This strategic    located in all 50 states. BI also provides    market, and we have the leading position       subsidiary, based in Sydney, Australia,
acquisition has further diversified         community-based re-entry services for         in the mental health, community-based,         where he was a pioneer in leading the         Never       satisfied      with
GEO, creating a stronger company with       approximately 1,700 parolees on behalf        youth services, and electronic monitoring     expansion of our international business.       knowing “just enough,”
                                                                                                                                                                                       Wayne worked each and
revenues of approximately $1.6 billion      of state and local correctional agencies at   markets.
                                                                                                                                        After three years in Australia, Wayne          every day to learn every
and leading competitive positions in        26 non-residential day reporting centers                                                    returned home to the states in 1994 to         nuance of the services we
every key market segment in corrections,    across the US. It is the sole provider of     GEO’s new ‘Continuum of Care’ service          serve as an Executive Vice President          provide. He immersed
detention, and treatment services.          monitoring and supervision services           platform will allow us to provide               at our World Headquarters and                himself in operational
                                            for U.S. Immigration and Customs              complimentary services that help our            was instrumental in overseeing the           procedures,          staffing
                                            Enforcement through the Intensive             government clients lower overall costs           continued growth of the company in          development,          facility
                                            Supervision and Appearance Program,           and improve offender rehabilitation. This         our domestic operations. In January        architectural       designs,
                                                                                                                                            1996, he was named Chief Operating         financing plans, etc. – any
                                            which supervises over 17,000 non-             new service paradigm has the potential
                                                                                                                                             Officer, and in January 1997, Wayne       area that would enhance
                                            detained aliens.                              to revolutionize the delivery of service           accepted the title of President. By       his ability to understand
                                                                                          across the entire corrections spectrum              the time Wayne retired his official      our clients’ needs and
                                            Following the acquisition of BI,              creating larger business development                 title was Vice Chairman, President      develop solutions
                                            we are now positioned to provide              opportunities, and our company is in a                and Chief Operating Officer.           to best meet those
                                            complementary full service solutions          unique position to capitalize on these                                                       needs.       Wayne
                                            for our numerous government clients.          favorable trends. Our growing and                        Over the course of his career,      never        stopped
                                                                                                                                                   Wayne served GEO in several         “raising the bar” and
                                            From the development of facilities, to the    diverse enterprise also promises to create              official positions as well as in     pushing us to be the
                                            intake and housing of offenders, to the       new and exciting career development                     a variety of “unofficial” roles.     “Best of the Best.” For
                                            provision of transportation functions as      opportunities for our approximately                    In addition to serving on the         all that you have given
                                            well as comprehensive medical, mental         18,000 employees worldwide.                            Board of Directors from 1997,         us Wayne - dedication,
                                            health and rehabilitation services, to                                                              he was President of our GEO            c o m m i t m e n t ,


  Continuum of Care Solutions               offender reintegration and supervision in                                                           Design Services subsidiary.            professional integrity - we
                                            the community, we are now the leading                                                               Wayne also oversaw International       thank you. May the new
                                                                                                                                               operations, and led our Business        road ahead of you be as
                                            provider of comprehensive continuum of                                                             Development team in growing             challenging and inspiring as
    For Corrections, Detention & Treatment Services
                                            care solutions in the corrections industry.                                                       the company organically. Where           the road you leave behind…

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                                                                                                 world                                                                                 Fuller Joins the Senior
                         a publication of The GEO Group, Inc.                                                                                                                          Management Team
   1ST QUARTER 2011



                                                                                                                                                                                      GEO would         employee and labor relations, HR           the Human Resources field and has
                                                                                                                                                                                      like        to    information systems, and employee          provided unmatched leadership as our
                                                                                                                                                                                      congratulate      initiatives worldwide. Mr. Fuller joined   Vice President of Human Resources.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Stephen     V.    GEO in 2006 and has overseen all Human     Mr. Fuller’s background and expertise
                                                                                                                                                                                      Fuller on his     Resources functions for our growing        make him uniquely well-qualified to lead
                                                                                                                                                                                      promotion         workforce which has increased to more      our Human Resources team in a senior
                                                                                                                                                                                      from     Vice     than 17,000 employees.                     capacity, not only as our workforce of
                                                                                                                                                             President to Senior Vice President                                                    dedicated professionals continues to grow
                                                                                                                                                             of Human Resources. Mr. Fuller is          “We are very fortunate to have Steve       worldwide, but because of our desire to
                                                                                                                                                             responsible for the management and         Fuller join our senior management          make GEO an even better place in which
                                                                                                                                                             oversight of all GEO’s human resources     team as Senior Vice President of           to work.” - George C. Zoley, Chairman of
                                                                                                                                                             functions. This includes recruitment,      Human Resources. Mr. Fuller has over       the Board and CEO.
                                                                                                                                                             retention,    compensation,    benefits,   30 years of extensive experience in



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                                                            17    Celebrate our Staff! /                        Rodeo Mural                                                                                                                                       impacting 500,000
                                                                  Making the Best                       31      LVCCC Saves Christmas                                                                                                                             people worldwide
                                                            18    GEO / Mission Slim-Possible                                                                                                                                                                     each year by the
                                                            19    GEOfit GEOstrong GEOproud /           32      No Tricks, Just Treats /                                                                                                                         end of 2010.
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                                                                  Coming Through in the Clutch                                                                                                                                                            700,000 people and GEO
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                            The GEO Group Completes BI Acquisition
                            and is Positioned to Provide “Continuum of Care”

On February 10, 2011, The GEO Group           GEO’s Diversified Operations                 and the Western Region in Los Angeles,       GEO Care                                      located in Florida, South Carolina, and     Through its Youth Services division,
achieved another significant milestone        GEO now oversees approximately               California.                                  GEO Care, Inc. was established in             Texas.                                      GEO Care oversees 1,800 youth beds
with the completion of its acquisition of     81,000 beds in 118 facilities and tracks                                                  1997 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of                                                      spanning 17 residential facilities as well
BI Incorporated. The transaction, which       over 60,000 offenders under community        International Services                       the GEO Group. Since then, GEO Care           Community Based Services                    as additional non-residential programs.
had been announced on December 21,            supervision. GEO is a co-leader in the       GEO’s International Services division        has become an integral part of GEO’s          GEO Care is now the leading provider
2010, resulted in GEO’s acquisition           corrections and detention market and has     was established in 1991 following            business platform by establishing itself      of community-based services to              Community Supervision and Electronic
of BI for approximately $415 million.         the leading position in the mental health,   a contract award in Australia. This          as a premier provider of Residential          the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons          Monitoring – BI Incorporated
GEO financed the acquisition of BI with       community-based, youth services, and         international expansion continued with       Treatment Services; Community-Based           and to a number of state corrections        Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, BI
the issuance of $300 million in senior        electronic monitoring markets. GEO’s         the development of a wholly-owned            Services; Youth Services; Community           departments. GEO Care’s Community-          Incorporated, GEO Care offers clients
unsecured notes and borrowings from its       expanded operations are organized in         subsidiary in the United Kingdom in 1994     Supervision and Electronic Monitoring;        Based programs focus on transitioning       a combination of proprietary electronic
expanded $1 billion senior credit facility.   two business units – GEO Corrections         and a joint-venture enterprise in South      and Correctional Health Care.                 offenders approaching release from a        monitoring products and intensive
                                              and GEO Care and into a number of            Africa in 1999. Following the same cost-                                                   correctional facility back into society.    supervision to create solutions tailored
GEO Positioned to Provide ‘Continuum          operating divisions.                         efficient management model established       Through the provision of high-quality,        Through education, employment training,     to their needs. BI provides clients with
of Care’ Services in Corrections,                                                          in the United States division, GEO’s         innovative and effective behavioral and       treatment, monitoring and accountability,   location (GPS tracking, radio frequency,
Detention and Residential Treatment           GEO Corrections                              International Services division boasts a     special needs programs, GEO Care              clients receive the necessary tools to      and voice verification) and alcohol
The strategic acquisition of BI has further   As the founding business unit, GEO           capacity of over 7,000 beds and provides     provides patients with a means towards        make positive life choices that can         monitoring devices. BI currently tracks
diversified GEO, creating a stronger          Corrections accounts for nearly 70 percent   correctional solutions to clients that are   recovery and the support necessary            reduce their likelihood of re-entry into    over 60,000 offenders on electronic
company with revenues of approximately        of GEO’s revenues. It encompasses            fully customizable and tailored to their     to achieve maximum independence,              the correctional system. GEO Care           monitoring. BI is also the sole provider of
$1.6 billion and a full continuum of          the operation and management of over         government requirements while meeting        achievement, satisfaction, and a              now oversees nearly 2,700 beds in 21        supervision services to US Immigration
care with leading competitive positions       70 correctional and detention facilities     local, regional, and national standards.     successful and permanent transition back      community-based facilities. GEO Care        and Customs Enforcement through the
in every key market segment in the            encompassing more than 74,000 beds,                                                       into society. GEO Care now oversees           also offers reentry and supervision         Intensive Supervision and Appearance
corrections, detention, and treatment         including projects under development, in                                                  more than 6,500 beds in 36 residential        services through full service evidence-     Program (ISAP), which supervises over
rehabilitation services.                      the United States and internationally.                                                    facilities throughout the United States.      based cognitive behavioral treatment        17,000 undetained aliens.



                                                                                                                                          Medical &
                                                                                                              Correctional                                                                 Residential                            Community
          Design/Construction                                          Intake                                                             Mental Health
                                                                                                              & Detention                                                                  Reentry                                Supervision &
          and Project Financing                                        Process                                                            Treatment &
                                                                                                              Management                                                                   Services                               Reintegration
                                                                                                                                          Rehabilitation


Following the completion of the BI            U.S. Corrections                             Secure Transportation –                      GEO Care also tracks over 60,000              programs at Day Reporting Centers in 26     Correctional Healthcare Services
acquisition, GEO is positioned to provide     Founded in 1984, the US Corrections          GEO Transport                                offenders under community supervision.        locations nationwide.                       GEO Care’s Correctional Health Care
complementary full service solutions for      division oversees the operation and          Established in 2008, GEO’s in-house          This enhanced operational footprint is                                                    division      provides       comprehensive
its numerous government clients. From         management of over 67,000 beds in 65         transportation division, GEO Transport,      overseen by five operating divisions.         Youth Services                              medical, mental health, substance abuse
the development of facilities, to the         correctional and detention facilities.       Inc. (GTI) provides armed, secure                                                          GEO Care is also the leading provider       and other treatment services within GEO
intake and housing of offenders, to the       Federal, state, and local government         transportation to federal, state and local   Residential Treatment Services                in the Youth Services market. By using      Corrections facilities, pursuant to GEO’s
provision of transportation functions as      clients receive full custody services        government clients in the United States      Over the last 13 years, GEO Care has          best industry practices, GEO Care           contractual requirements. GEO Care
well as comprehensive medical, mental         including medical and mental health          and Internationally. With the flexibility    built a reputation as a leader in the         fosters personal growth and builds the      currently provides correctional health care
health and rehabilitation services, to the    management, food services, academic and      and resources to provide both ground         provision of management services for          life skills and competencies necessary      services in more than 35 US Corrections
reintegration and supervision of offenders    vocational programming, rehabilitation       and air transfer services GTI helps          civil and forensic psychiatric hospitals,     for individuals to become responsible       facilities with a patient treatment capacity
in the community, governmental clients        treatment, and facility maintenance. The     clients meet their varied and increasing     sex offender programs and other special       and productive members of society.          of over 40,000 inmates.
are increasingly looking for full service,    U.S. Corrections division is overseen        demand for secure offender and detainee      needs facilities. GEO Care’s Residential      Its programs include residential,
turnkey solutions that can deliver            by three regional offices: the Eastern       transportation.                              Treatment Services division oversees          detention, shelter care and community-
enhanced quality and cost savings across      Region in Charlotte, North Carolina; the                                                  approximately 2,000 beds in six facilities,   based services, along with educational,
a comprehensive continuum of care.            Central Region in San Antonio, Texas;                                                     including projects under development,         rehabilitation and treatment programs.



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                                            John Hurley, President, GEO Corrections



                                                                                                  US Corrections Facts                                                                                                             International Services Facts
                                                                                                         • 67,632 beds                                                                                                                                        • 7,147 beds
                                                                                • 67 Correctional & Detention Facilities                                                                                                                                      • 7 Facilities
                                                                                                                                      International Services


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      he GEO Corrections division          rehabilitation treatment, and facility         President who oversees approximately                EO’s International Services          Through The GEO Group Australia Pty              Group UK Ltd., provides community
      provides       secure     offender   maintenance.                                   two dozen experts in security, medical,             division was established in 1991     Ltd., (GEO Australia) GEO provides               based intervention, youth justice, facility
      management and transportation                                                       financial, contract compliance, HR and              following a contract award in        financing, construction, design and              management, and prisons, immigration
services to clients in the United States   GEO’s US Corrections division provides         other support services. This structure      Australia. This international expansion      operational support at correctional,             and police services.
and Internationally. Worldwide, GEO        high quality and cost effective correctional   enables GEO to implement superior           continued with the development of            remand and transitional living facilities.
Corrections oversees the operation and     solutions for federal, state, and local        quality controls, develop personalized      a wholly-owned subsidiary in the             GEO’s first international contract was           In 1999, under a joint-venture, GEO formed
management of over 70 correctional and     government agencies. As the sixth largest      professional       relationships,   and     United Kingdom in 1994 and a joint-          awarded in 1991; since then, GEO                 South African Custodial Management
detention facilities encompassing over     correctional system in the US, GEO’s           confidently ensure the delivery of safe,    venture enterprise in South Africa           Australia has further diversified its service    (SACM). SACM has played an integral
74,000 beds.                               operations include the management              secure and humane services to those         in 1999. Following the same cost-            offerings, expanding into healthcare             role in helping the government of South
                                           and/or ownership of 65 correctional and        individuals placed in its custody.          efficient management model, GEO’s            services for state prisons with the              Africa meet its ongoing correctional
U.S. Corrections                           detention facilities encompassing more                                                     International Services division provides     formation of Pacific Shores Healthcare,          needs. SACM has instituted best industry
As the founding operating unit for GEO     than 67,000 beds.                              GEO provides turnkey solutions              detention and operations management          and escort/custody services for hospital         practices and delivers secure facilities
in 1984, the US Corrections division                                                      in design, construction, financing,         throughout Australia, the United             and court appointments.                          and quality services while stimulating the
oversees the operation and management      The daily oversight of GEO’s correctional      operations, and management on behalf        Kingdom, and South Africa. Today,                                                             local economy through empowerment of
of correctional and detention facilities   and detention facilities in the US is          of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Office    GEO’s International Services division        GEO began operating as a correctional            disadvantaged populations.
on behalf of federal, state, and local     coordinated from three regional offices        of the Federal Detention Trustee, U.S.      provides construction, design, financing,    service provider in the United Kingdom
government clients, who receive full       located in Charlotte, North Carolina,          Marshals Service, and U.S. Immigration      operational and management support           in 1994 offering prisoner transportation,
custody services including medical and     San Antonio, Texas, and Los Angeles,           and Customs Enforcement, as well as         within seven correctional, detention,        court custody, home detention services
mental health management, food services,   California. Each regional operating            12 state correctional clients and various   remand, and transitional living facilities   and immigration detention services.
academic and vocational programming,       structure is headed by a Regional Vice         county and city jurisdictions.              encompassing over 7,000 beds.                With headquarters in England, The GEO




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                                                                                                                                                                                   Jorge Dominicis, President, GEO Care



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              GEO Care Facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • 6,446 beds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • 44 Facilities
GTI Facts                      • 500,000 Detainees                                                                                                                                                                        • Tracks over 60,000 offenders under
• 225 Special Secure USDOT       Transported Incident Free                                                                                                                                                                             community supervision
  Compliant Vehicles           • 5 Million Miles Driven in
• GPS Satellite Tracking         Compliance with


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  on all Vehicles                State and Federal Laws                                                                                      EO Care, Inc. was established in 1997 as a wholly-owned     35 US Corrections facilities with a patient treatment capacity of
• 400 Licensed and Armed       • Strategically Located                                                                                       subsidiary of the GEO Group. Since then, GEO Care has       over 40,000 inmates.
  Transportation Officers        Transportation                                                                                              become an integral part of GEO’s business platform by
                                 Centers Nationwide                                                                                  establishing itself as a premier provider of:                       Recognized for delivering high-quality care and effective
                                                                                                                                     • Residential Treatment Services                                    treatment programs, GEO Care has effectively:
                                                                                                                                     • Community-Based Services                                          • Reduced average length of stay for civil psychiatric patients
                                                                                                                                     • Community Supervision and Electronic Monitoring                     while maintaining low recidivism rates.
GEO Transport, Inc.                                                                                                                  • Youth Services                                                    • Decreased number of days to restore competency
                                                                                                                                     • Correctional Health Care                                            for forensic patients.


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      stablished in 2008, GEO’s in-house transportation          delivery of detainees from local jails to ICE processing centers,                                                                       • Constructed new state-of-the art facilities at a lower cost
      division, GEO Transport, Inc. (GTI) provides armed,        JPATS airlift sites, ground support, and secure escort to courts    Through the provision of high-quality, innovative and effective       per bed for building and operating than state was
      secure transportation to federal, state and local          and medical locations.                                              behavioral and special needs programs, GEO Care provides              previously spending.
government clients in the United States and Internationally.                                                                         patients with a means towards recovery and the support necessary    • Increased amount of treatment delivered to patients.
With the flexibility and resources to provide both ground        Each vehicle is equipped with two-way communications, in-           to achieve maximum independence, achievement, satisfaction,         • Eliminated restraint/seclusion.
and air transfer services, GTI helps clients meet their varied   vehicle recording, and continuous vehicle monitoring from           and a successful and permanent transition back into society.        • Achieved and maintained Joint Commission accreditation.
and increasing demand for secure offender and detainee           local and corporate facilities. GTI’s proprietary GPS tracking                                                                          • Increased civil and forensic bed utilization rate.
transportation.                                                  software, GEOTrack, provides a constant communication link          GEO Care’s Correctional Health Care division provides               • Expanded the use of community-based re-entry programs
                                                                 with service vehicles and enables ground support to book and        comprehensive medical, mental health, substance abuse and other       and electronic monitoring services.
GTI operates a variety of customized secure transport vehicles   re-route vehicles in real time.                                     treatment services within GEO Corrections facilities. GEO Care
specifically suited for local and interstate transportation,                                                                         currently provides correctional health care services in more than




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Residential Treatment Services Facts                                                                                                        Youth Services Facts
• 1,970 beds                                                                                                                                • 1,790 beds
• 6 Facilities                                                                                                                              • 17 Residential Facilities

                                                                                  Community-Based Services Facts                                                                                                                                                   BI Facts
                                                                                                                   • 2,686 beds                                                                                                           • Tracks 60,000 Offenders
                                                                                                      • 21 Residential Facilities                                                                                                    Under Community Supervision
                                                                                                    • 26 Day Reporting Centers                                                                                          • Supervises Over 17,000 Undetained Aliens

Residential Treatment Services                                         Community-Based Services                                             Youth Services                                                      Community Supervision
                                                                                                                                                                                                                & Electronic Monitoring
GEO Care’s Residential Treatment Services division provides            GEO Care’s Community-Based Services division provides                For more than 25, years GEO Care’s Youth Services division          GEO Care’s Community Supervision and Electronic Monitoring
clients with turnkey solutions for medical and mental health           offenders, nearing the end of their sentence, with the education     has provided residential, shelter care, and alternative education   division is the preeminent provider of community supervision
rehabilitation facilities, with a focus on civil, forensic, and sex    and resources necessary to productively transition back into         programs specifically designed to address the needs of              services to federal, state, and local government agencies.
offender treatment services. GEO Care currently operates six           society. By providing an alternative to incarceration, clients       individuals within the juvenile justice system. This operating      Through our wholly-owned subsidiary, BI Incorporated, GEO
residential treatment hospitals with approximately 2,000 patients      receive the education skills, employment training, and treatment     structure enables programs that are tailored to the specific        Care offers clients a combination of proprietary electronic
served.                                                                resources in order to make positive life choices and reduce their    treatment needs of sex offenders, fire setters and those in need    monitoring products and intensive supervision to create
                                                                       likelihood of returning to crime.                                    of mental, behavioral health and drug and alcohol treatment.        solutions tailored to their needs.
Civil Mental Health Service                                                                                                                 Services are provided to both males and females between the
Provides civil psychiatric hospital services to severely and           With more than 2,600 offenders in 21 Residential Re-entry            ages of 10 and 18.                                                  As the pioneer of electronic monitoring, BI provides clients with
persistently mentally ill adults who are involuntarily committed       Centers, GEO Care provides federal and state parolees and                                                                                location (GPS tracking, radio frequency, and voice verification)
when community treatment alternatives are no longer effective.         probationers with temporary housing, employment assistance,          Through alternative education, curriculums are designed to          and alcohol monitoring devices. BI currently tracks over 60,000
GEO Care has been providing high quality civil mental health           anger management instruction, personal finance management            focus on academics while addressing behavior and emotional          offenders on electronic monitoring. BI’s electronic monitoring
services at the 335-bed South Florida State Hospital in Pembroke       training, academic opportunities, vocational training, and           issues. These programs are based on the philosophy that             technologies are supported by a sophisticated call center, which
Pines, Florida since 1998.                                             substance abuse counseling.                                          making a significant difference in the life of a student today      provides tracking services and technical support as well as
                                                                                                                                            will provide him or her with a better chance for a successful       proprietary client interface software.
Forensic Mental Health Services                                        GEO Care is able to offer additional reentry and supervision         tomorrow. GEO Care’s Youth Service division’s educational
Provides mental health assessments and psychiatric rehabilitation      services through full service evidence-based cognitive behavioral    approach has been designed to address the full range of needs       BI is also the sole provider of supervision services to US
to individuals who have been declared incompetent to proceed to        treatment programs at Day Reporting Centers in 26 locations          of those students that traditionally have the most difficulty in    Immigration and Customs Enforcement through the Intensive
trial (ITP) or not guilty by reason of insanity (NGI) by the state     nationwide. Through GEO Care’s reentry and supervision               the public education system.                                        Supervision and Appearance Program (ISAP), which combines
circuit courts. GEO Care manages forensic psychiatric patient          services, parolees are provided behavioral assessments, treatment,                                                                       electronic monitoring with supervision services to ensure illegal
populations at several treatment centers in Florida, South Carolina,   supervision, education and treatment.                                GEO Care oversees 1,800 youth beds spanning 17 residential          aliens comply with their immigration court proceedings. As a
and Texas.                                                                                                                                  facilities and additional non-residential programs, which serve     core component to the Department of Homeland Security’s
                                                                       Parolee services are provided at one single location. The program    a diverse base of state and local government agencies that rely     Alternatives to Detention program, GEO Care supervises over
Sex Offender Treatment Services                                        offerings prepare parolees for a safe and productive return to       on this network of facilities to treat the youthful offenders in    17,000 program participants under ISAP. In addition to the
Programs designed to treat individuals who have been civilly           society. GEO Care uses research-driven ‘what works’ principles
                                                                                                                                            their custody.                                                      detainee monitoring, the program ensures detainee compliance
committed and are pre-disposed to commit violent sexual acts that      to design these programs, using methods that have been proven as
endanger the health and safety of others. GEO Care manages the         options to reduce recidivism. Among these principles are positive                                                                        through face to face contacts, random home visits, and
720-bed Florida Civil Commitment Center, which houses sexually         reinforcement, engaging community support, and providing                                                                                 employment verification.
violent predators under Florida’s civil commitment laws.               timely feedback to participants.

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Western Region                                                                                      T                                                                                                             New Segregation
                                                                                                            he GEO Group has some of the             perform their duties in accordance with




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                                                                                                            sharpest staff in the industry. That’s   the high professional standards required

Offers OPR Training                                                                                                                                                                                               Door Lights
                                                                                                            no accident — in order to be the         by and expected from our leaders. The
                                                                                                    best, we must employ the best. All staff,        training at the Western Region afforded
                                                                                                    regardless of their rank, are required to be     20 facility Investigation Officers an
Pam Jones, Western Region Office                                                                    at the top of their game 24/7… however,          opportunity to receive OPR investigative                     Berna Velasquez,
                                                                                                    there are instances, on occasion, of an          training from a top notch professional.                      Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
                                                                                                    allegation of staff misconduct which
                                                                                                    requires the expert investigative skills of      At the conclusion of the training, Mr.


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                                                                                                    the Office of Professional Responsibility.       Black, Western Region Vice President,
                                                                                                    Is it truly a situation of staff misconduct?     expressed his appreciation to Mr.                                    ue to an incident with a
                                                                                                    Or, a disgruntled employee attempting to         Woodring for providing this valuable                                 segregation unit cell door,
                                                                                                    sabotage the spotless reputation of his/her      training to his staff. Mr. Black added                               Warden Erasmo Bravo met
                                                                                                    supervisor?                                      that this training has equipped key                          with Maintenance Supervisor Reyes
                                                                                                                                                     personnel at each facility with the tools                    Castillo (pictured) and decided that an
                                                                                                    Enter Joe Woodring, Vice President of            necessary to gather critical investigative                   electric lighting device be placed on
                                                                                                    The GEO Group’s Office of Professional           information at the onset of allegations                      every cell door. This would be an ideal
                                                                                                    Responsibility (OPR) Division. Aside             of staff misconduct. The addition                            way to alert staff if a cell door was
                                                                                                    from Mr. Woodring’s distinguished career         of these resources will prove to be                          unsecured.
                                                                                                    with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, his          beneficial by allowing corporate OPR
                                                                                                    profile also includes an equally impressive      to make informed remote assessments,                         Because of Bravo’s exceptional design
                                                                                                    background with the Department of Justice        when possible, because the pertinent                         and attention to detail every facility in
                                                                                                    at the U. S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.           preliminary details will have already                        the Western Region will now have the
                                                                                                    As the Assistant Program Manager for             been gathered.                                               same system in their segregation unit.
                                                                                                    the International Criminal Investigations                                                                     This innovative and simple approach
                                                                                                    Training Assistance Program, he was              This is just another example why the                         to correcting a security deficiency
                                                                                                    charged with building the Iraqi Corrections      Western Region is the standard by which                      is an example of how motivation,
                                                                                                    Service.                                         all others are measured.                                     experience and team work can work.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Congratulations Reyes and Warden
                                                                                                    The GEO Group’s OPR Division is                  Joe Woodring, VP, Office of Professional Development,        Bravo for your outstanding efforts.
                                                                                                    responsible for investigating allegations        offers valuable insight into the investigative process.
                                                                                                    of staff misconduct. The objective is to                                                                      Pictured bottom right: Segregation doors with light
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  off and light on.
                                                                                                    ensure that The GEO Group employees




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                                                                                   he last time this South Florida boy visited the Pacific           Center, I got a call from Trey around 8                   I guess there is something to the old                    whether it was mending fish nets, making

Visit to Alaska
                                                                                   Northwest was when the Navy sent me in 1970. I was                p.m. He told me that Bethel wasn’t too                    saying, ‘It is always darkest and coldest                arts and crafts or handling dog sleds.
                                                                                   stationed in Bremerton, Washington from November 1970             far from the Bering Sea and if I thought                  before the dawn.’                                        John, a native Alaskan himself, was the
                                                                            to March 1971 and with no exaggeration during this stent, the sun        Anchorage was cold, I was in for a rude                                                                            person to bring those traditions and skills
Bud Loftus, Corporate                                                       came out for one whole day. Although this is a beautiful place           awakening. He went so far as to advise                    Lisa gave me a tour of the facility, and                 out of people who have lost their way.
                                                                            it rains too much for me! When the word reached me that my               me maybe I should go to the local Wal-                    if you know anything about Alaskan                       John even had me believing a boy from
                                                                            department was sending me to Alaska for a week, I wondered if            Mart and update my cold weather attire.                   tundra, you’d know you can’t build                       South Florida would drive an eight dog
                                                                            it was anything like Seattle. Isn’t Alaska outside the continental       I thanked him and let him know I’d take                   directly on top of it. This is because the               sled team across seven miles of frozen
                                                                            U.S.? Will I need a passport? I don’t even have heavy coat, the last     that under advisement. As I hung up, I                    surface is permafrost. It is literally frozen            tundra; which I did until the day I left.
                                                                            new pair of shoes I bought were flip flops from Wal-Mart.                realized he made that call out of a certain               all year with an exception of the top foot
                                                                                                                                                     concern for my well being and that made                   or so that thaws out for one month in the                It was quite an experience to say the
                                                                            I flew into Anchorage and upon landing the pilot came over the PA        me smile. Who does that anymore?                          summer. If someone built upon it, the                    least. I have been to numerous places
                                                                            system announcing it was a balmy 23 degrees. There was snow on                                                                     structure would sink into the ground. So,                in GEO’s portfolio; I have met some
                                                                            the ground, which I haven’t seen in 25 years! I gazed at the Currier     Upon touching down in Bethel, it was 8                    Alaskans build all structures on pilings                 beautiful and interesting people but the
                                                                            and Ives lithograph scenery out of my car window as I drove to           a.m., 8 degrees and still as dark as night                driven deep into the soil.                               Tundra Center just so happened to be the
                                                                            my hotel. This amazing landscape actually hurt my eyes due to the        outside. The airport didn’t even have a jet                                                                        warmest place I ever visited. The people
                                                                            immense expanse of the whole scene as it unfolded in front of me.        way to walk into the terminal. As I walked                Lisa regaled me of all kinds of Alaska                   there are constantly smiling and I can’t
                                                                            The mountains provided a backdrop to a stage that seemed surreal.        from the plane, I wondered out loud,                      flora and fauna, telling me the state bird               help but wonder if it’s because their faces
                                                                            After all this coming from a guy who thought Clematis Street in          “Could Sarah Palin actually see Russia                    of Alaska was the mosquito, which she                    have froze that way.
                                                                            West Palm Beach, Florida at night was the epitome of beauty.             from her backyard?” Trey and I met Lisa                   said in a deadpan straight face. Lisa
                                                                                                                                                     Yingling the Facility Administrator. Lisa                 introduced me to John Simon, who is the                  I left Bethel in nine degree weather and
                                                                            The next day I met the Regional Director Trey Watson who was             picked us up and took us to the facility.                 Cultural Relevance Coordinator for the                   did I mention it was dark? I stared out
                                                                            to be my wingman for the next week. Trey is what you might call          The sun had yet to show itself, and did                   facility. John’s job is to ensure all native             the window of the plane and smiled, “I
                                                                            a fish out of water. Trey hails from the great state of Louisiana; a     I mention the temperature had dropped                     Alaskans, especially the young people                    think I can see Russia!”
                                                                            real southern gentleman up in this corner of the world. On our last      down to 5 degrees?                                        who were housed at the Tundra Center,
L-R: Bud Loftus & John Simon with two of John’s champion sled dogs.         day in Anchorage before heading to Bethel, Alaska and the Tundra                                                                   were in touch with their native heritage

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                                                                                                                         A Decade of Service
                                                                         shrimp, fried alligator bites, prime rib,




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                                                                         ham, and much more. The event was
                                                                         complete with a big cake decorated with
                                                                         the GEO/Allen Correctional Center               Chaplain David R. Wisdom, GEO Val Verde Correctional Facility
                                                                         patch and an ice sculpture depicting the
                                                                         relationship between GEO and the LA


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                                                                         Department of Corrections. We even                      es it was a decade ago, January            many people have come and gone but                    Guillermo Mijares.
                                                                         had Geronimo (pictured right) on display,               15, 2001, this facility officially         a select few have remained faithful and               Third Row (standing) L – R: Maria Martinez, Terry
                                                                         (our last remaining horse that was here                                                                                                                  Fernandez, Warden John Campbell, Deputy Warden
                                                                                                                                 opened. Since that time, through           are still on the VVCF staff. They also                Mark Scott, Frank Luevano, Ponce Padron, CO Joseph
                                                                         from the beginning). Since its opening          the leadership of Senior Warden John               have contributed to the success of this               Contreras, Captain Jose Cruz, CO Rafael Moreno and
                                                                         in 1990, ALC has had three Wardens:             R. Campbell and Deputy Warden Mark                 facility. Our “congratulations” to the                CO Carlos Sanchez.
                                                                         Larry Jean, O. Kent Andrews and                 Scott this facility has grown to its               following employees on your ten years                 Fourth Row (standing) L – R: CO Barbara Reyes,
                                                                         currently Terry Terrell. All 3 wardens          current level of success.                          of faithful service.                                  Maricela Scott, CO Jimmy Lujan, CO Antonio Barton,
                                                                         were in attendance for the event.                                                                                                                        CO Joseph Paetzold, CO Jose M. Cervantes, CO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ramiro Ramirez, CO Jorge Gonzalez and CO Jorge
                                                                                                                         We began operations with six housing               Val Verde Correctional Facility – Ten Year Group      Madero.
                                                                                                                                                                            First Row: L – R: Leticia Morales, Willie Fontenot,   Not Pictured: CO Susan Garcia, Lt. Viola Martinez,
                                                                         Those honored for their 20 years of             units and an 842-bed capacity and                  Leticia Medrano, CO Gracie Searles, Traveystene       CO Irene Lopez, Captain Hector Montalvo, Eloy
                                                                         Service (pictured left) to Allen Correctional   we’ve grown to nine housing units                  Green, Norma Villalpando-Zavala and Mary Reyna.       Santellanes, Larry Kaler, Linda Jimenez and Jennifer
                                                                         Center were:                                    with a 1,344-bed capacity. Over the                Second Row: L – R: Juventino Cirilo, Jr., Jesus       Garcia.
                                                                         Ruby Montou, Daniel Granger,                    past ten years, many things have                   Rodriguez, Maria Esparza, Santa Villarreal, Nora
                                                                                                                         happened, many things have changed,                Martinez, Captain Luciano Reyes and Captain
                                                                         Leroy Meaux, Tracey Pruitt, Melinda
                                                                         Moreau, Robert Tillis, Ken Rider,
                                                                         Chris Wharton, Anthony Allemand,

Milestone                   A
                                     llen Correctional Center (ALC)      Gloria Griffin, Bobby Young, Curley
                                     recently reached a milestone,       Michelle Harmon, Clifford Burgess,
                                     when it celebrated its 20 year      Jackie Woods, James Chaumont,
Syble Ryder,                anniversary on Tuesday, November 9,          Mark Estes, John Fred Ryder, Charles
Allen Correctional Center   2010. The event was held at the center       Sonnier, Ed Shirley, Freddie Haymon,
                            in Kinder, Louisiana. Guest speakers         Lasonya Fruge, Josie Berry, Genifier
                            were Chief of Operations for the             Fontenot, Donald Whittington, Judy
                            Louisiana Department of Public Safety        Clement, Lydia Fontenot & O. Kent
                            & Corrections (LDPSC) Jeff Travis            Andrews.
                            and Former Secretary LDPSC Richard
                            Stalder. Vice-President for the GEO
                            Eastern Region, David Donahue was            Also honored was Pricilla Pitre, who is an
                            also a keynote speaker highlighting the      employee for the State of Louisiana, but
                            achievements of ALC staff. Employees         has been assigned to Allen Correctional
                            at the facility who had been employed for    Center since it opened in 1990. On
                            20 years were honored as the mainstay        Wednesday night, November 10, 2010
                            of ALC success. After the awards             the 20 year employees were honored
                            presentation, a buffet style lunch was       with an offsite party at the Veranda at the
                            provided with all the Louisiana favorites,   Kosati Pines Golf course, where again
                            such as, gumbo, crawfish etouffee, fried     good food and fun was had by all.




                                                                                                                         Business                                           received) the Area Business of the Year
                                                                                                                                                                            Award from the Special Olympics San
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Central Region began its partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with Special Olympics in 1999 when

                                                                                                                         of the Year                                        Antonio Office.                                       each facility was challenged to conduct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  year-round fund raising events. The

                                                                                                                         Award
                                                                                                                                                                            This nomination was then forwarded                    cumulative fund raising total is then
                                                                                                                                                                            to the State Office as a candidate for                presented to SOTX at our annual golf
                                                                                                                                                                            the State Business of the award. The                  tournament. The facilities also “compete”
                                                                                                                         Donna Blanton,                                     nominations were reviewed by the                      for a Director’s Cup Award listing the top
                                                                                                                         Central Region Office                              Special Olympic Chapter Volunteer                     fund raiser for the year.
                                                                                                                                                                            Committee who selected GEO from


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                                                                                                                                eed Smith,      (pictured with members of   the seven organizations nominated in                  Past winners include Coke County,
                                                                                                                                the Special Olympics) Central Region        this category. GEO will be listed in                  Karnes County (3 time winner), Central
                                                                                                                               VP, proudly accepted the 2010                the Special Olympics Texas Sports                     TX Detention (4 time winner), Reeves
                                                                                                                         Business of Year Award presented by                Information Guide and the Special                     County (2 time winner) and Lockhart
                                                                                                                         Special Olympics of Texas during the               Olympics Annual Report which is                       Correctional. To date, the Central Region
                                                                                                                         Annual Fall Classic in College Station,            distributed to coaches, key volunteers,               facilities have donated approximately
                                                                                                                         Texas. GEO was nominated for (and                  and others statewide.                                 $1.2 million to Special Olympics Texas.


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                                                          Recognition                                                                          Celebrate our Staff!




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                                                          of Operational                                                                       Julie Lowry, ASP-Florence West

                                                          Excellence
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SP-Florence West chose to celebrate their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  most valuable resource – its staff. Looking
                                                          Garry Ross, Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility                                                                                                                         back over the past year, the employees held


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                                                                 he Northern District of United States Marshals Service has                                                                                               barbeques, a Halloween potluck and a Thanksgiving
                                                                 recognized Mrs. Evelyn Byars, Health Services Administrator                                                                                              potluck. They ended the year with a Christmas pot-
                                                                 for the Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility. Mrs. Byars received                                                                                         luck celebration where all the staff received a gift card
                                                          a commendatory plaque for her unit’s outstanding commitment to,                                                                                                 and some participated in a gift exchange.
                                                          and support of, the mission of the United States Marshals Service.
                                                          Through their diligence and dedication, Mrs. Byars and the medical                                                                                              The Employee of the Month (CO Joshua Bird),
                                                          staff at RADDF have developed an excellent reputation among the                                                                                                 Employee of the Quarter (Brenda Duran), Supervisor
                                                          community, client, and detainees for excellence in medical care.                                                                                                of the Quarter (Lt. Larry Madoneczky), and a One-Year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Service Award (Brenda Duran) were also presented
                                                          L-R: Warden L. Rollerson, Ms. E. Byars, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Michael Brady.                                                                                during the celebration. It was important to ensure the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          employees of Florence West felt appreciated and to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          end the calendar year on a positive note.


The Sun Sets on Another Year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Christmas potluck workers.



Dwight Sims, Reeves County Detention Center


                                                                                                                                               Making Resourcesthe Best
A
        s 2010 drew to a close, one who
        has been associated with Reeves
        County cannot help but to replay                                                                                                       Use of Existing
the year’s events in their mind. RCDC                                                                                                          Sheryl Augstum, Central Arizona
I/II has made great progress during the
past 12 months. The achievements                                                                                                               Correctional Facility
noted below could not have been                                                                                                                Computer improvements                     the items, pending


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accomplished without the commitment                                                                                                                    fter several months of not        their delivery to the
and dedication of facility staff, Reeves                                                                                                               having an IT Tech, we were        administrative staff.
County officials, GEO Regional and                                                                                                                     fortunate to hire Juan (Johnny)
Corporate staff. Facility progress and                                                                                                         Vargas in September of 2010. Juan has     With our new ability
activities included the following;                                                                                                             an impressive background in computer      to download remotely
                                                                                                                                               repair, and has been able to rebuild      to the file from
• January 2010-Commenced a year                                                                                                                some of the equipment we thought was      the    administration
dedicated to employee retention to                                                                                                             permanently unusable, resulting in a      area, this process
be accomplished through in-service                                                                                                             considerable savings to the company by    has been enhanced
training, supervisory training, increased                                                                                                      not having to replace the equipment.      tremendously. Access
opportunities for off-site/specialized                                                                                                                                                   is restricted to the
training and an increased emphasis was                                                                                                         In addition, a real time saver for the    Warden, Deputy Warden and Chief of               due to the metal contained in them. By
also placed on ‘Management By Walking                                                                                                          Warden, as well as the Security Staff,    Security.                                        removing the metal hangers they become
Around’ for all department heads. These                                                                                                        was the creation of a downloaded file                                                      very durable file folders, suitable for use
tactics assisted in reducing the facility   into their permanent buildings and                   construction included installation of         for viewing of informational events       Stretching our Office Supply Budget              in all areas of the facility.
turnover by 11% in 2010.                    vacant temporary settings: Maintenance/              high mast lighting and installation of a      such as inmate altercations, medical      As we all know, there are never enough
• April 2010-The Reeves County              Warehouse, Central Laundry, Education/               full camera/DVR system throughout the         emergencies, injuries etc. from the       manila file folders to go around, especially     Not only does this utilize folders that
Detention Centers raised $10K for           Chapel, Health Services, Mailroom,                   facility. Completion of Phase III finalized   DVR system.                               at this time of year. And trying to keep         would be sitting in the Warehouse for
Special Olympics of Texas, earning the      Commissary, and Visitation.                          the $45M construction project.                                                          everyone supplied results in sending our         years to come, it cuts down on the need
Central Region Director’s Cup Trophy.       • September 2010-Completion of                       • October 2010-RCDC Honor Guard               Previous access to recorded information   office supply budgets through the roof.          for buying new file folders quite as
• May 2010-The Reeves County Detention      Phase III Construction resulted in the               assisted the Reeves County Sheriff            required a supervisor to gain access to   Our Warehouse Mgr. Mark Rambus                   often.
Centers raised almost $15K for Relay for    activation of a new 384-bed housing unit,            in escorting a Fallen Hero from               the recording equipment located on a      suggested we modify the green
Life, one of the highest teams in Texas.    increasing total facility capacity to 2407           Afghanistan.                                  mezzanine on the upper level of housing   Pendaflex hanging folders we have                We at the Central Arizona Correctional
• June 2010-Completion of Phase             and new Booking/Discharge building.                  • December 2010-The Education                 unit #2. This involved the cost of the    had stored in the warehouse since the            Facility are constantly trying to find
II Construction resulted in bringing        An additional 24 employees were hired                Department maintained a 78% GED               CDs on which to burn the incident, long   facility opened. They are not allowed            ways to use the resources we already
312-beds on line, and the hiring of 40      to fulfill mandated staffing requirements            passing percentage. The percentage            term storage for them and minimized       in the areas with inmate contact (such           have, thereby conserving materials for
additional employees. Also the following    associated with the new beds, bringing               would have been higher, but 5 inmates         confidentiality and accountability of     as Education, Visitation, Library etc.,          the environment and keeping a lid on
operational areas were able to move         the total number of FTE’s to 360. Other              were 1 point short.                                                                                                                      our spending.
                                            enhancements during this phase of

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                                                                                                                                           RCDC Recognized




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                                                                                                                                           by American Cancer Society /
                                                                                                                                           Relay for Life
                                                                                                                                           Dwight Sims, Reeves County Detention Center



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                                                                                                                                                  he Reeves County Detention Centers (RCDC)
                                                                                                                                                  were recently visited by Ms. Haley Burks-
                                                                                                                                                  Ragsdale, Manager for the High Plains
                                                                                                                                           Division of the American Cancer Society to thank
                                                                                                                                           the facilities for their support and fundraising efforts
                                                                                                                                           to assist in the fight against cancer. The facilities
                                                                                                                                           raised money by auctioning off prime parking spaces

GEO                                                                                                                                        each week, turkey bowling, bake sales, raffles and
                                                                                                                                           BBQ lunch plates. These events raised $15,000 that

Fit-Friendly Company
                                                                                                                                           was donated to Relay for Life in May 2010. This
                                                                                                                                           was a huge achievement and the staff efforts were
                                                                                                                                           phenomenal to ensure this goal was met.
Stephen Fuller & Gina Larsen, Corporate
                                                                                                                                           As the year end totals came in, Ms. Burks-Ragsdale


I
                                                                                                                                           advised the RCDC was ranked amongst the highest            Reeves CDC Platinum Team accepting the recognition from Ameri-
    n 2010, the GEO workplace was             in charitable walks and runs to shape up      an impressive 109,000 miles! That is           teams in the State of Texas and #10 in the High Plains     can Cancer Society and Relay for Life.
    recognized by the American Heart          for a great cause.                            more than 4 times around the world!            Division. Ms. Burks-Ragsdale stated, “Your team
    Association for meeting criteria for                                                                                                                                                              compared      to    a    team      from     West Texas Summit in Odessa,
                                                                                                                                           is the number 10 team in the West Texas Region.            Midland.”                                   Texas on January 21 and 22.
employee fitness. GEO facilities across       In September, GEO Corporate employees         As we follow the success of 2010,              Our region includes El Paso, Midland, Odessa, San
the globe experienced great success with      participated in the Bridgebuster 5K to        we encourage you help GEO reach                                                                                                                       The facility fully shares in the
                                                                                                                                           Angelo, Abilene and all the towns and counties             The facility continues to be                American Cancer Society’s goal
GEO’s wellness initiatives including the      support the Arc of Palm Beach County. In      our wellness goal of PLATINUM                  in between. That is a huge accomplishment!!!!
Mission Slim Possible and Detain the          October, South Florida GEO facilities, as     Achievement in 2011! Please take part                                                                     highly involved in Relay for Life           of “Creating a world with more
                                                                                                                                           Especially when you look at the size of Pecos              and has been invited to attend the          birthdays and less cancer.”
Gain: Start! Walking programs.                well as the Val Verde facility participated   in our wellness programs to become
                                              in the Start! Heart Walk and 5K to            a healthier you as your New Year‘s
For this success, GEO is recognized as        support the American Heart Association.       resolution! We also encourage you to
a “Fit-Friendly Company” and has been         Also, in November, South Florida GEO          support charities and walk for GEO in

                                                                                                                                           GEOfit GEOstrong GEOproud
awarded WINNER OF THE GOLD                                                                  local events. Let’s make 2011 great and
                                              locations participated in the Leukemia
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY THE                                                                    continue to be GEOstrong, GEOfit, and
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION!                   and Lymphoma walk. This is just to            GEOproud for a great cause!
           Not only did employees             name a few, GEO facilities across the
                                              globe walked and ran their way to better                                                     Anna Garcia, Val Verde Correctional Facility
             participate     in     GEO’s                                                   Pictured Above: South Florida GEO facilities
                                              health to support many local and national


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             programs to better fitness                                                     participated in the Start! Heart Walk.
             levels, they also participated   charities. In 2010 GEO employees walked                                                              nce again GEO Val Verde               2010 along with several GEO employees            great, stay healthy, be active and have
                                                                                                                                                   Correctional Facility in Del Rio,     and their families. It only took a little        fun doing it. For some, this is only the
                                                                                                                                                   Texas has proven that just a little   encouragement but we all managed                 beginning towards building a healthier,
                                                                                                                                                                                         to get out there and finish a 5k. With           happier life.
                                                                                                                                                                                         honors for some as follows, out of 222

                 Mission Slim-Possible
                                                                                                                                                                                         participants overall our very own Mrs.           We look forward to continuing to enter
                                                                                                                                                                                         Green took 3rd place in her age group.           upcoming events such as this one not
                                                                                                                                                                                         Ms. Garcia 3rd place in her age group            only to stay active but for the experience
                 Anna Garcia, Val Verde Correctional Facility                                                                                                                            and 2-10 Officer Ponce also placed 3rd           and contribution in our part to help our
                                                                                                                                                                                         in his age group.                                community. And again all of this with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the GEOfit GEOstrong GEOproud

                V
                        al Verde      Correctional       Many rewards come from getting           made the choice to maintain a                                                          This social event sponsored twice a year         Mission Slim-Possible program in
                        Facility in Del Rio Texas        fit, staying fit and keeping a healthy   healthier lifestyle and achieve                                                        for the past 12 years by the CHIC Del            mind from the very start. Thanks to our
                        is proud to congratulate         diet, but there are a few benefits       their weight-loss goal. Success                                                        Rio Community Health Improvement                 Warden Campbell and Deputy Warden
                Officer Morin on his dedicated           that may not come to mind: Sound         begins with believing in your self                                                     Coalition took place Saturday morning            Scott for all your support.
                weight-loss efforts over the 2010        mind, sharp concentration and            and support for someone else.                                                          to benefit the community. The money
                year totaling 51 lbs. Adhering to        alertness. These benefits contribute     Don’t just take the challenge,                                                         received from the registrations goes             Front: Captain Pena, Christina Padilla; Front Row:
                a modified lifestyle consisting of       to keeping ourselves and everyone        BELIEVE       IN     YOURSELF!                                                                                                          Officer Ponce, Katelyn (Ms. Garcia’s daughter), Ms.
                                                                                                                                                                                         right back to the community. Apart               Garcia, Lt Bernal, Letty Medrano; Top Row: Lt. Mar-
                exercising regularly and healthier       in our line of work safe.                CONGRATULATIONS               TO         encouragement can go a long way…a             from the rewarding experience that we            tinez, Officer Sanchez, Robert Klapetzky, Candace
                eating habits, made Morin’s                                                       OFFICER MORIN & KEEP UP                  5k long way. It was such a pleasure to        got from participating and successfully          (Wilkinson’s daughter), Mrs. Green and Officer
                weight-loss goal possible.               Morin, along with other employees        THE GREAT WORK!                          have participated in the 5k event that        completing an athletic event as this one         Wilkinson.
                                                         that are a part of this mission,                                                  was held in Del Rio on Saturday, Oct. 2,      just makes everyone feel good, look

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                                                                                                                                                    Maintenance Department




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                                                                                                                                                    Community Outreach
                                                                                                                                                    Linda Quintana, Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility


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                                                                                                                                                          he Northeast New Mexico Detention
                                                                                                                                                          Facility Maintenance Department and
                                                                                                                                                          its inmate work crew have been busy
                                                                                                                                                    working on community service projects
                                                                                                                                                    during the last quarter. On the left, Physical
                                                                                                                                                    Plant Manager Jim Mize and SFC Shawn




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                                                                                                                                                    Rossen pose beside the new sign created by
                                                                                                                                                    the maintenance crew for Clayton’s Army
                                                                                                                                                    National Guard Armory. SFC Rossen is the
                                                                                                                                                    Armory’s Readiness NCO. The department
                                                                                                                  On your mark...                   also made and painted lawn ornaments for
                                                                                                                                                    school students in nearby Texline, Texas. The
                                                                                                                                                    crew made 76 of the ornaments, one for every
                                                                                                                                                    student in Texline.


Who Defines
“Normal?”                                                                                                                                           Coming Through in the Clutch
Kalia Mancell, Corporate                                                                                                                            Kevin Martin, Aurora ICE Processing Center


L      ooking up at the sky would give
       you every indication the rain was
       going to pour down any second on
the runners of the GEO Sponsored Arc
Bridgebuster 5K race. Miraculously, the
                                                     physical therapy, for children up to the age
                                                     of 10 who are unable to walk or talk.) This
                                                     school has motivated Brenna to do what
                                                     the “other” kids do. Brenna, now seven,
                                                     can use a pediatric walker, without straps
                                                                                                     of us take for granted, but he takes as an
                                                                                                     accomplishment.

                                                                                                     When you open your eyes, most of you
                                                                                                     will be fortunate enough to keep this in
                                                                                                                                                    O       ver the last 23 years the staff
                                                                                                                                                            of the Aurora ICE Processing
                                                                                                                                                            Center have been tasked
                                                                                                                                                    with and obtained many goals. All
                                                                                                                                                    of which pale in comparison to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                Aurora employees with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                toys for the toy drive.


rain clouds parted giving way to a bright            or a seat. With the sun lighting her path,      your imagination. It isn’t your reality. But   last 6 months of 2010. In July we
sun shining through on the life of the main          Brenna not only has taken steps to lead         what if it was...                              were formally notified activation of
contestant, a little girl named Brenna               the runners of the Bridgebuster race, but                                                      the new 1100-bed facility was fast
Evans. (Pictured above with her mother Tara) Today   was able to take the first steps in her new     Brenna and Chase have redefined what it        tracked and we would be moving the
was her day to redefine what it means to             journey.                                        is to be “normal.”                             detainee population as well as GEO,
be “normal.”                                                                                         It may be time for                             Immigration and Court staff offices in
                                                     Another motivated participant of the            the rest of us to                              a matter of weeks. During this time
Close your eyes. Image for a moment you              Bridgebuster, and member of the ARC             catch up to them                               period and the months to follow the
are a child and every “normal” thing you             school, is Chase Chimenti (pictured right       and     appreciate                             new facility was audited, toured and       and records. By Monday morning the          and line staff, these members are
take for granted in your life today was              with his sister Chloe). Chase was born with a   the blessings we                               inspected by nearly every facet of         facility was fully operational, programs    tasked with continuing two decades
gone. You can no longer walk. You can not            reduced lung capacity which took a turn         have, especially                               DHS and ICE. Audits consisted of a         were taking place, visitors were lining     of tradition by giving back to the
speak. You can’t even go to school. You              for the worse when his lung tragically          the ones we take                               pre-occupancy inspection by MGT as         up and both Immigration Customs             community through food drives, gift,
can see the sun coming through the clouds,           collapsed on a couple of occasions. Since       for granted.                                   well as an annual performance based        Enforcement and the Executive Office        clothing and school supply donations
but you’re not capable of expressing how             birth, Chase was in and out of hospitals                                                       ICE inspection covering 886 separate       for Immigration Review were ready           which are provided to a local battered
beautiful it is.                                     due to his reduced lung function, however,                                                     components. Tours of the facility          for business.                               women’s shelter as well as annual
                                                     his parents discovered late last year that                                                     included local law enforcement and                                                     events supporting the Association
At birth, Brenna was missing 80% of                  Chase actually had several food allergies:                                                     emergency services, city council,          On November 17th the efforts of             for Retarded Citizens. The detainee
her cerebellum, the part of the brain that           corn, wheat, nuts & eggs. These allergies                                                      state representatives, and members of      every staff member was recognized           population also assists by making
controls all motor movement. So her                  were the cause of his breathing problems.                                                      congress.                                  with the first 100% ACA compliance          baby blankets and caps through a
prognosis was she would never have the               Since this discovery, Chase has only                                                                                                      review in Aurora’s 23 year history.         new vocation program implemented.
ability to walk, talk, or go to school like          visited the emergency room one time.                                                           While months of planning had taken         In true Aurora fashion, we could not        These items are then donated to the
“other” children. Thanks to her loving                                                                                                              place for the actual movement, no one      just limit ourselves to moving into a       local Children’s Hospital. 2010’s
parents, Brian and Tara, and her strong              The ARC school Chase attends has made                                                          could be sure every detail had been        new state of the art facility, developing   grand finale involved a holiday toy
will, Brenna proved the prognosis wrong.             substantial strides with him. With his                                                         covered. It was 3 a.m. Saturday morning    new procedures for every department,        drive which resulted in 30 children
When Brenna was three, she started at                new verbal skills he is able to say several                                                    and the facility was alive, with the       training all staff on new equipment and     receiving a Christmas that may have
The Arc of Palm Beach County Potentials              words: outside, dad, ma, more. He has                                                          transfer of the current population just    the dozens of other tasks needed for a      otherwise not been possible due to
School. (The Arc provides integrated,                now learned how to sign words such as                                                          minutes away. Although the buildings       successful move, we also organized          their situations. Staff also collected
therapeutic     education,      combining            thank you, more, yes, eat, etc. Chase has                                                      are only 300 feet apart every precaution   a formal committee referred to as           clothing and personal hygiene items
intensive classroom learning experiences             also improved his motor skills and is                            running ov
                                                                                                                                 er                 needed to be taken to ensure safe          “The Focus on the Fun Committee.”           which will be donated to the battered
with speech/language, occupational, and              able to grab with his hands. A skill most           Participantsuster!                         transfer of the population, property
                                                                                                         the Bri dgeb                                                                          Incorporating both administrative           women’s shelter for those in need.

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                                                                                                                                          Shihpei Stevenson, Northwest Detention Center




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                                                                                                                                                    hile most of us                                                                                  them every year since she came
                                                                                                                                                    gathered around our                                                                              to work for GEO in 2006.
                                                                                                                                                    family and loved                                                                                 Each year she was amazed at
                                                                                                                                          ones to celebrate Christmas,                                                                               the generous donations of our
                                                                                                                                          many others were experiencing                                                                              staff. This year she was again
                                                                                                                                          separation from their family                                                                               pleasantly surprised as staff

Rabbits Gone Wild                                                                                                                         or    even    suffering   from                                                                             responded to her donation




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                                                                                                                                          homelessness. At the Northwest                                                                             request with overwhelming
                                                                                                                                          Detention Center we decided                                                                                kindness—almost         $1,100
Jeff Hinshaw, New Castle Correctional Facility                                              Volunteer Group with the rabbits.             to do something to help those                                                                              for the shelter—the highest
                                                                                                                                          who are less-fortunate have                                                                                donation that she has ever
                                                                                                                                          a memorable Christmas. Ms.                                                                                 received!


O     ne day, not so long ago, in the        far away as Ohio. Now, before we think         Angel Worx distributes bags during the        Dayle Nelson, our secretary,
      PLUS (Purposeful Living Units          – as you may have already – that this was      holiday seasons; this year’s bags, which      with the assistance of the                                                                           Ms. Nelson purchased 15-$50
      Serve) Program at New Castle           a real floppy-eared rabbit, rest assured       normally include food and hygiene             shift supervisors provided the                                                                       gift cards with the donation.
Correctional Facility (NCCF), a floppy       it was an elaborate pattern, drawn on a        items, included a PLUS Critter which          perfect opportunity to do so.                                                                        She delivered the gift cards
eared rabbit was seen in the housing         large piece of donated cloth. It consisted     were given to disadvantaged seniors           They coordinated a Christmas                                                                         along with the remaining cash
unit.                                        of a series of outlines traced onto a          throughout the county. There were 200         fundraiser for the New Phoebe                                                                        donation to the New Phoebe
                                             flower-patterned material.                     bags with 200 distinct critters in each.      House (NPHA), a local women’s                                                                        House the day before Christmas
The PLUS. Program is a voluntary, live-                                                     This was the PLUS program’s largest           shelter.                                                                                             Eve, so that the women could
in, Faith/Character based program for        This lone hare was the “mother of              single donation to date.
offenders in the facility with a desire to   invention” so-to-speak, when it comes                                                                                                                                                             purchase Christmas presents
leave the criminal thinking and behaviors    to the PLUS Critter Project – the name                                                       The NPHA is a publicly-supported non-profit organization               for their children and that the cash donation would help the
behind. It’s an opportunity for them to      affectionately given to the animals by the     The participants of the program               that provides housing, support, and life skill education to            operation expenses of the shelter.
live in a structured environment and find    men who sew them. By December of 2010,         developed an idea that would impact           women impacted by substance abuse in the Pierce County,
new ways of behavior while focusing on       the project had multiplied like the rabbit     not only their local community, but also      Washington, area. The NPHA specializes in treating women
core values such as honesty, respect, and    from that solitary beginning to hundreds       the larger community surrounding the
                                                                                            facility. This is the essence of programs     with a history of methamphetamine abuse; their goals are to            It is our sincere hope that the residents in the shelter would be
tolerance. The rabbit’s sheer presence       of critters being shipped to programs          at NCCF.                                      help them live a sober, clean life, achieve self-sufficiency,          able to provide a memorable Christmas for their family, and
turned the program on its ear.               throughout the local community. Various                                                      become a better parent, and ultimately develop into an asset           that they will eventually achieve what they are in the shelter
                                             volunteer groups, such as Angel Worx,                                                        to the community.                                                      for—an independent, productive life in the community we all
This was not an ordinary, floppy-eared       an outreach program sponsored by the           So, the next time you see a piece of scrap                                                                           share together.
rabbit, but one that by mere providence      Henry County Senior Advisory Board, the        cloth that seemingly would be worthless,
found its way into the program through       Emmaus Center of Logansport, Indiana,          remember that someone’s scrap is              Ms. Nelson had been a supporter of the NPHA for many
a pile of donated material. Little did the   and Logansport Law Enforcement, have           another persons green giraffe with purple     years. She organized collection efforts to raise money for             L-R: Gayle Elliott & Dayle Nelson
participants know that their idea would      benefited from the countless hours given       polka dots and a blessing to seniors in a
find donations hopping in from places as     to sewing these critters.                      community somewhere in the Mid-west.



                                                                                                                                          Volunteers Dinner
                                        Cook-off Success                                                                                  Garry Ross,
                                                                                                                                          Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility
                                        Ana Garcia, Val Verde Correctional Facility


                                       O      n Sept 25, 2010 Correctional Officer
                                              Avalos took an opportunity to enter
                                              “The Dave Sitchler Memorial
                                       Cook Off” (held locally) to demonstrate
                                                                                          Mr. Avalos does not hesitate to volunteer his
                                                                                          time and talent towards cooking /grilling
                                                                                          for facility events, special occasions/
                                                                                          gatherings, employee appreciation meals
                                                                                                                                          O      n November 4, 2010, the Warden
                                                                                                                                                 and Staff of the Robert A. Deyton
                                                                                                                                                 Detention Facility held their
                                                                                                                                          Second Annual Volunteer Appreciation
                                                                                                                                          Dinner in honor of the selfless volunteers
                                                                                                                                                                                       Warden also offered a plaque to Reverend
                                                                                                                                                                                       John Davis, Volunteer of the Year, for his
                                                                                                                                                                                       exceptional dedication.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Entertainment was provided by Reverend
                                       his wonderful skills in outdoor cooking.           and even for his family members. His            who have assisted in caring for the          Davis and our own Chaplain Don Bowen,
                                       Knowing he had a gift, Avalos confidently          never-ending smile and warm hearted             spiritual needs of our detainees.            who sung both spiritual songs and some
                                       entered three categories: chicken, ribs and        personality can be felt when you eat his                                                     country western music.
                                       brisket.                                           food.                                           The dinner, attended by over 80
                                                                                                                                          volunteers, was preceded by a “Thank         Warden Rollerson presents the Volunteer of the Year
                                       Mr. Avalos placed as follows:1st place in          Our generous Warden Campbell gives              You” address from the Warden. After
                                       chicken, 2nd place in ribs, 3rd place in           his full support when employees enter                                                        Award.
                                                                                                                                          dinner was served, the Warden presented
                                       brisket. His gift in cooking goes beyond           socializing and rewarding events such as        each volunteer with a Certificate of
                                       an ordinary love and enjoyment for this            this one.                                       Appreciation and a small gift. The
                                       pastime. If an opportunity should arise,

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Good Will During Holidays                                                                                                                     Giving Back                                                                                     Baptism




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David Justice, Big Spring Correctional Facility                                                                                               Jacqueline Sedillo, Regional Correctional Center                                                at Sons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of Light
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        .L.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chaplain P Montoya,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Northeast New Mexico
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Detention Facility




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      n October 30, 2010, I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      witnessed a joyful and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      momentous occasion in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chapel at Northeast New Mexico
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Detention Facility. I witnessed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              nineteen men from the facility come
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              forward for baptism. These men,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              who had been studying and learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              scripture for some time, made a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              decision to be baptized in the Sons of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Light Church, a nondenominational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              inmate church at our facility.


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                                                                                                                                                      andshakes, hellos, smiles and        schools as well as serving food at Noon            This was special to me because
                                                                                                                                                      hugs. We all affect one another      Day Ministry for a total of 192 hours              even though as Chaplain I just
                                                                                                                                                      in the simplest of ways. Here at     this year alone. Inmates were also able            oversee the church, I saw what was


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                                                                                                                                              RCC, we are happy to say that giving         to contribute by donating funds to                 being accomplished by the men, the
       aturday, December 4, was the         Interpretation of Theme and Best Use of   BSCC staff also contributed generously                  back to the Community is something           various organizations. $6,000 went to              Pastor, the Elders and Deacons of the
       Community Christmas Parade.          Lighting. BSCC staff riding on the red,   to area efforts of Christmas for the Troops             we pride ourselves upon. This year           Noon Day Ministry, $3,200 to Foster                inmate church. The men gathered
       Its theme was “A Star Spangled       white and blue float proudly donned       and The Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family                   we collectively interacted with the          and Adoption and $2,000 went to Toys               in the facility for worship services,
Christmas.” The parade featured the         service uniforms and displayed flags      and Angel Trees.                                        community in a number of ways.               for Tots. We find great significance in            both in English and Spanish. They
first GEO Corrections float in Big Spring   from each branch of the military. All                                                             Employees took part in three blood           being a reliable community partner and             have formed music groups for both
designed and built by staff assigned to     GEO staff can relish this honor which     Pictured Above: Staff and family members of BSCF ride
                                                                                      on the “Best in Show” float.                            drives for the United Blood Services         will continue to “Give Back.”                      languages. They teach and reach out
the Airpark Unit. The float was awarded     was achieved by the few who actually                                                              of New Mexico, giving a total of 48                                                             to everyone, and it is through their
the “BEST IN SHOW” honor, as well           toiled on it.                                                                                     units. One unit alone has the potential      Picture Above: Foster and Adoption contribution.   efforts that groups such as this group
as awards for Best Costuming, Best                                                                                                            to save 3 lives! We contributed time and                                                        of nineteen men have made their
                                                                                                                                              supplies to students at a variety of local                                                      decision to further the walk with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              their Lord and strive toward bettering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              their lives.

Dedication to the Community!                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GEO’s emphasis on rehabilitation is
Lindsey Garcia, Karnes Correctional Center                                                                                                    Christmas Project                                                                               evident through religious programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              such as this. These men aren’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              promised lump sums or any rewards,


                                                                                  K
                                                                                          arnes Correctional Center is well                   Linda Quintana,                                                                                 yet they still do it on their own.
                                                                                          known around Karnes County, not                     Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility                                                         I pray and hope that in the not too
                                                                                          only for being the prison in the town                                                                                                               distant future these men will be out


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                                                                                  but for always lending a helping hand for                                                                 ortheast New Mexico Detention                     in society sharing their faith with
                                                                                  the community when needed. The facility                                                                   Facility Therapeutic Community                    others, and they will be a good
                                                                                  always takes part in the Toys for Karnes                                                                  Director Dan Hutchison (center) is                influence on people’s lives.
                                                                                  County Tots. Every year around Christmas                                                          pictured with the two raffle ticket winners.
                                                                                  the facility holds several fundraisers such                                                       Two afghans crocheted by TC Department
                                                                                  as Frito Pie and Chili Cheese Hot Dog                                                             inmates were the prize. The price of a raffle
                                                                                  sales, baked goods sales, and their biggest                                                       ticket was one skein of yarn. The extra yarn
                                                                                  fundraiser is a BBQ downtown Karnes City                                                          was used to create more afghans, winter hats
                                                                                  at the Fire Station. We sold hamburgers,                                                          and slippers. These items are donated to
                                                                                  cheeseburgers, barbeque on a bun and                                                              Clayton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
                                                                                  sausage wraps as well as chips, sodas, and                                                        by the TC Department every Christmas. The
                                                                                  baked goods.                                                                                      lucky winners are (left) Classification Clerk
                                                                                                                                                                                    Sheri Scott and (right) Human Resources
                                                                                  Cook Warden Barry preparing & cooking sausage.                                                                                                               Jordan River.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Specialist Susan Schroeder.

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“Like a Good                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Toy Drive




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Neighbor, South                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wrapping Up

Bay is There!!”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Amy Gillus, Rivers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Correctional Institution
Betty Ciggs, South Bay Correctional Facility

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             hildren should not go without


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       eing a part of a community goes       to the economy and pleaded                                                                                                                                                                                      a present at Christmas. So,
       well beyond a physical address.       with us to supply all 100                                                                                                                                                                                       while several area toy drives in
       South Bay Correctional Facility       turkeys. SBCF was more                                                                                                                                                                                   Winton, NC were winding down, the
(SBCF) is proud to serve our community       than happy to accommodate                                                                                                                                                                                Rivers Correctional Institution (RCI)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      wound up. A local family, including




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as well as share in its mission. Being a     the mayor’s request. Not only
good neighbor is more of an important        were we willing to supply the                                                                                                                                                                            eight children, was in need of a little joy.
than being a good resident. “Like a          100 turkeys our staff hand                                                                                                                                                                               Heartfelt employees at RCI provided
good neighbor, South Bay Correctional        delivered the turkeys to the                                                                                                                                                                             those children with the delight they were
Facility is there!”                          staging site and assisted in serving the        as well as other settlements in the region.                                                                                                              looking for, in the form of presents.
                                             food to the recipients.                         Clothing, food, and medical supplies are
SBCF has always taken part in giving for                                                     still in demand for the survivors.                                                                                                                        “What was most exciting was the sight
the holidays. During Thanksgiving the        Also during this season, SBCF partnered                                                                                                                                                                  of the grandmother’s eyes…so grateful,”
local mayor solicited numerous businesses    with the local Red Cross, via a local           South Bay Toys for the needy projects has                                                                                                                Amy said.
in the area to donate different food items   ministry, to supply clothing relief to the      been very successful over the past several
towards the community Thanksgiving           island of Haiti for Christmas (pictured with    years. The carpentry department has                                                                                                                      Names in picture –J. Miner (Warden)
luncheon for needy families. Our facility    staff). Again, the staff came through with      made over 1,000 toys for needy families                                                                                                                  Sherri Kirk local family A. Gillus
donated a portion of the turkeys, or         flying colors. Staff donated numerous           over the past decade. This worthy project                                                                                                                (Community Relations Liaison), S.
side items in years past, but this year      boxes of clothing and toys for this             provides children with gifts on Christmas                                                                                                                Jernigan (A/W Secretary), J. Perkerson
was atypical. The mayor presented his        endeavor. Haiti is still recovering from the    morning that might not otherwise get                                                                                                                     (Assistant CMC)
request to the facility by stating all but   massive earthquake back in January that         gifts.
one other business has backed out due        caused major damage in Port-au-Prince                                                                                                                                                                    Photo: Local people helping local children.




Unity &                                                                                                                                      was enough to excite the LaSalle team to plan
                                                                                                                                             for a bigger and better next year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               1st Place Parade
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Barbara James,
Community                                                                                                                                    As a celebration of the past year at the LDF, the                 Marshall County Correctional Facility


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                                                                                                                                             employees planned and hosted their first ever
Our heartbeat for                                                                                                                            Christmas party! The facility partnered with                            he Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce announced Marshall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     County Correctional Facility’s “Polar Express” float as the
the holidays!                                                                                                                                the Town of Jena to secure the Jena Fairbarn
                                                                                                                                             as their location for this grand event. This                            first place winner in the Holly Jolly Christmas Parade. Several
Angelo D. Golatt,                                                                                                                            was an evening that would not be forgotten                        Christmas parades rolled through downtown Byhalia and Holly Springs
                                                                                                                                                                                                               with nearly 40 entries participating in each parade. Congratulations to
LaSalle Detention Facility                                                                                                                   by the employees and their guests. The party
                                                                                                                                                                                                               everyone who participated in the design and creation of the float.
                                                                                                                                             included breathtaking holiday décor, a live DJ,

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       he room was abuzz with chatters                                                                                                       on site photographer, food catered by Tasteful
       of anticipation and smiles glowing                                                                                                    Occasions Catering of Shreveport, LA, tons                        The MCCF float received 1st place in the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce 2010 Holly Jolly
       at the sight of the toys and gifts                                                                                                    of door prizes, and a 20 foot Christmas tree.                     Christmas Parade.
scattered about the floor. This scene did                                                                                                    The room looked and sounded like more than
not take place in a family living room,                                                                                                      just a “work party” but a gathering of friends
but in a gymnasium that is over 100                                                                                                          celebrating a season of hope and unity. The
years old!                                                                                                                                   room brimmed with laughter and dancing as
                                             meant to take place. In addition to the         ICE and PHS, the facility donated over 100      employees welcomed the close of this year of
This year, the LaSalle Detention Facility                                                                                                    business and gazed with excitement to what
                                             holiday festivities, LDF will be assisting      gifts and toys to the recipients of the Angel
(LDF) chose to take on, not one, but                                                                                                         the next year had in store.
                                             the headstart program in some repairs           Tree Project! The project was divided into
three holiday ventures. The project
                                             and revitalization of their 100 year old        two areas. Angel Tree wish cards were sent
that was initiated first, and perhaps the                                                                                                    This year brought many challenges and
                                             school.                                         to four elementary schools in the area for
most exciting, was a newly developed                                                                                                         triumphs, but the season’s mission was clear:
                                                                                             school officials to complete and return.
partnership with the LaSalle Headstart                                                                                                       foster unity and change our community, one
                                             Every year, during the holiday season, the      Separate wish cards were developed for the
Program. This headstart program                                                                                                              step at a time.
                                             employees of LaSalle Detention Facility         LaSalle Headstart Program, complete with
provides an excellent quality of early
                                             sponsor an Angel Tree for several of the        half a dozen tricycles, table and chair sets,
childhood education and care. Upon                                                                                                           Several LaSalle Detention Facility employees delivered a large
                                             elementary schools in the area, this year the   and toddler basketball goals. One of Santa’s
meeting the school principal, LDF                                                                                                            number of toys to LaSalle Head Start. The gifts were donated by
                                             staff was elated to add LaSalle Headstart       elves even came along to help deliver toys      LDF employees through an Angel Tree project for the school.
knew this was a relationship that was
                                             to their tree. With the assistance of DHS/      and gift bags. Seeing the children smile

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KSCC : TB Treatment                                                                                                                         diagnosed through x-rays and sputum




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                                                                                                                                            culture which have a 4-6 weeks
                                                                                                                                            turn around time. The strength of
Pieter Jordaan, South African Custodial Management                                                                                          combating TB in this facility is the
                                                                                                                                            follow up system and the team work of


K
        utama Sinthumule Correctional        as those offenders diagnosed as                                                                nurses as well as the offender support
        Centre is a maximum security         being positive through x-rays.                                                                 groups. The facility has not yet had a
        correctional centre found in                                                                                                        defaulter in the facility’s history, as it
the Limpopo Province in the Vhembe           Ongoing monitoring is done                                                                     is easy for follow ups to be conducted
district in the small town of Louis          through Direct Observatory                                                                     due to fact that offenders are easily
Trichardt. It is the largest prison in the   Treatment strategy and collection                                                              accessed. Ongoing health education
southern hemisphere with a population        of sputum of those on treatment to             by an MDR TB doctor from Modimolle.
                                                                                            They took treatment for about 28 months         also plays a significant role as it opens
of 3,024 offenders.                          monitor progress, compliance and non                                                           an opportunity for others to understand
                                             converters as well as drug resistant TB.       until they were discharged during May
                                                                                            2010. Ongoing monitoring of sputum              that the disease is curable only if one
The facility consists of three clinics,      Patient counselling on adherence, side                                                         adheres to treatment. Support groups of
out patient department and hospital.         effects of drugs and progress of the           collection and x-ray continue even though
                                                                                            they have completed their treatment.            offenders are also of assistance to the




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    INTERNATIONAL
Offenders visit the clinics on a daily       disease is an ongoing process until the                                                        medical staff.
basis as per schedule for consultation and   offender finishes the treatment cycle.
                                                                                            The facility is experiencing a number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brisbane Broncos Train
screening of chronic as well as infections                                                                                                  After attending a training of trainers
diseases, i.e. TB.                           The facility has had six Monocular             challenges concerning TB of which the
                                                                                            admission of new offenders it the most          TB/MDR course, knowledge was
                                             Diagnosis TB offenders. Three were                                                             shared amongst colleagues and security
TB is amongst the most infectious            referred to Sizwe Hospital between             important. Offenders at times arrive                                                                  Da’en Preston, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre
                                                                                            without their TB patient cards as well          personnel by means of On-the-Job
diseases found in the facility due to the    2005 and 2006. In 2007 we had three                                                            training.
                                                                                            as sputum results and transfer letters

                                                                                                                                                                                                  A
cross transfers of offenders between the     offenders who were diagnosed with Ulti-                                                                                                                      rthur Gorrie Correctional            It was an opportunity well received
Department of Correctional Service and       drug Resistance TB. They were taken            while their files indicate that they are
                                                                                            on TB treatment. This is quite often            Democratic Nursing Organisation of                            Centre played host to the            by the Broncos Coaches and Trainers.
the Kutama Sinthumule Correctional           to the Modimolle MDR hospital to start                                                         South Africa (DENOSA) with the                                Brisbane Broncos leading             Coach Brian McGrath stated, “With
Centre. The infection rate is about three    treatment. They were all nursed in the         confirmed by the offender himself. When
                                                                                            an offender is transferred back to the          partnership of International Council                  up to Christmas this month. Staff            such young players in our team moving
offenders per month. TB screening takes      facility in the isolated ward until they all                                                   of Nursing are doing a huge job too by                approached the Cub in the hopes              up through the ranks and popularity
place on the offender’s arrival at the       converted and were discharged to their         Department of Correctional Services the
                                                                                            follow-up is hampered due to the fact that      including correctional centres in their               of attracting the high profile team          so quickly, it is important for them
facility. It is also an ongoing process to   cells.                                                                                         training as more TB infection is found                to facilitate a training session in the      to realise there are consequences to
offenders who are in the facility. Sputum                                                   some offenders go to Gauteng and other
                                                                                            provinces.                                      in correctional centres. Offenders form               centre incorporating the prisoners.          their actions and that they are subject
for AFBx2 is taken to the nearest private    Their cell mates were screened on                                                              part of the society after their release.              To our delight the Club accepted and         to rules and laws as everyone else. It
laboratory. Turn around time is excellent    numerous occasions but were found to                                                           Helping of offenders thus helps the                   sent the full contingent of players          is a great opportunity to expose the
as we receive all results within 24 hours.   be negative. The three offenders took          The other challenge is HIV/AIDS, as                                                                   including current and past great State       players to the possibilities to what they
                                                                                            these offenders are difficult to diagnose       society.
Offenders whose smears test positive         their treatment from the clinics inside the                                                                                                          and Australian players.                      have to lose and come to expect if they
are start treatment immediately as well      facility and were seen every three months      through Active Fast Bacilla. Most are                                                                                                              misbehave.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Forty-nine players and staff attended
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the centre’s full training session for the   The Broncos players seemed to be a little
                                                                                                                                                                                                  prisoners to observe concluding with         nervous when first entering the centre;
                                                                                                                                                                                                  a game of touch football against the         however, they relaxed once the training
                                                                                                                                                                                                  prisoners at the end of their training. (I   started, even joining in mingling with
Vutlhari Benefits                                                                                                                                              that the residents had
                                                                                                                                                               sufficient food for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  am happy to report that AGCC prisoners
                                                                                                                                                                                                  were the first to score! However went
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the prisoners and signing autographs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               after their training had finished.
Sandra Harding, Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre                                                                                                          festive season.                    down at the final whistle 2 - 1.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Greg Howden general manager stated,


R    esidents of the Vutlhari Hospice and    During a visit to the centre it was found                                                                         The CEO, Mr. Pheko                 A prisoner quote, “It was amazing to         “The morning was a great success,
     Disability Centre at Mamaila near       the residents hardly had any food. They                                                                           Baloyi expressed his               see such high profile athletes running       thanks to a combined effort of the GEO
     Soekmekaar received a more than         were preparing meals for 20 people on a                                                                           gratitude towards KSCC             around with us like we were free men;        Staff. The Broncos officials agreed to
welcome early Christmas gift from the                                                                                                                          and said, “Their prayers           these are our heroes we grew up with         arrange another visit in the New Year.”
                                             two plate stove. There was a shortage of                                                                                                             and for me it is a dream come true to
Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre        beds, mattresses, linen and there were no                                                                         had been heard.”
(KSCC) in Louis Trichardt.                                                                                                                                                                        shake their hands.”                          Picture Below: Arthur Gorrie prisoners watch on as
                                             toys for the children.                                                                                                                                                                            the Broncos run through their training drills.
                                                                                                                                                               KSCC         is     now
Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre                                                                                                                          investigating        the           The training day comes at an important       Picture Above: Operations Manager, Nigel McReaddie
                                             The Centre comprised of three rooms.                                                                                                                 time, with Christmas coming up               provides Brisbane Broncos with a security brief.
has for the past seven years presented an    One room is utilized as an office and                                                                             possibility of assisting
annual charity Golf Day at the local golf                                                                                                                      Vutlhari in building               prisoners tend to reflect on what they
                                             kitchen, while the two other rooms are                                                                                                               are missing and this was an opportunity
course. The proceeds of the event are        used as bedrooms. One bedroom is for                                                                              additional rooms to
then donated to a charity or a number of                                                                                                                       the existing structure             to have a positive experience at a time
charities as part of the Center’s way to     the children and their caretakers. The                                                                                                               when it was needed.
                                             other serves as a bedroom for the male                                                                            to improve their living
give back to the community.                                                                                                                                    conditions even further.
                                             and senior residents, who are mostly
After a needs assessment was conducted       disabled.                                                                                                         L-R: Mr. P. Baloyi, CEO of the
                                                                                            wheelchairs, a stove, duvets, plastic chairs,
at Vutlhari, a decision was made that the                                                   a television set, a DVD player, DVDs            Vutlhari Hospice and Disability Centre, Mr. Lazarus
entire amount of $50,000 would be spent      On December 15, 2010 a delegation                                                              Ncongwane, Prison Director of the KSCC and Mr.
                                             from KSCC arrived at the centre without        for the children, toys, fruit, vegetables       Watson Tshivhase, Director Community Affairs
on improving the lives of the residents of                                                  and groceries (to name a few) to ensure
Vutlhari.                                    prior notice to deliver 20 mattresses,

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                                                   GEO Team Sponsors                                                                                      Top Honors
Tic-Tac-Toe                                        Rodeo Mural                                                                                            Cathee G. Ford, Florida Civil Commitment Center




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           GEO CARE
All puzzles copyright Erich
Friedman, 2011 (Answer:                            Cathee G. Ford, Florida Civil Commitment Center

                                                                                                                                                          D
pg. 48)                                                                                                                                                           uring the past four and
                                                                                                                                                                  a half years, the Florida
Put an X or O in every white square to avoid 3                                                                                                                    Civil Commitment Center
adjacent X’s or O’s horizontally, vertically, or                                                                                                          (FCCC) has sent over 80 staff
diagonally.                                                                                                                                               in nine separate classes to the
                                                                                                                                                          Correctional Officer Academy at
                                                                                                                                                          South Florida Community College.
                                                                                                                                                          These candidates endure 15 weeks




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           COMMUNITY OUTREACH
                                                                                                                                                          of classroom and practical work
                                                                                                                                                          including rigorous physical fitness

XX                 O                        X
                                                                                                                                                          training, firearms certifications, first
                                                                                                                                                          aid, legal knowledge, interpersonal

X                  X                                                                                                                                      skills, defensive tactics and
                                                                                                                                                          emergency preparedness. They must
                                                                                                                                                          score at least 80% on each respective
                                                                                                                                                          exam in order to successfully

                   O                                                                                                                                      complete the program.

                                                                                                                                                          There were a total of 25 candidates
                                                                                                                                                          from numerous correctional facilities
                                                                                                                                                          in South Florida that completed Class
                                                                                                                                                          10-176 that held its graduation ceremony   the firing range and David Ford held the     As evidence of their abilities, all four
                                                                                                                                                                                                     position of Squad Leader.                    classmates successfully passed the
                                      X                                                                                                                   on November 16, 2010. FCCC is proud
                                                                                                                                                          that each of our four graduates took top
                                                                                                                                                                                                     FCCC Facility Administrator Timothy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  State Exam the day after graduation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and became Certified Correctional
X                                                                                                                                                         honors in this academy class!
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Budz, Assistant Facility Administrator
                                                                                                                                                                                                     of Operations Darryl Anderson, Training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Officers!
                                                                                                                                                          Michael Payne was chosen by his peers                                                   Pictured L-R: FCCC Assistant Facility Administrator of
                                                                                                                                                          as Class Leader. Steven Payne earned the   Administrator Rex Richey and Contract
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Security Ron Lawrenz, Custody Officer Steven Payne,
                                                                                                                                                          honor of Top Academic by answering         Administrator Rick Hebert represented        Custody Officer Travis Wudtke, Custody Officer David
                                                                                                                                                          831 out of 850 (98%) of exam questions     FCCC on-stage during the graduation          Ford, Custody Officer Michael Payne, and Facility
                                                                                                                                                          correctly. Travis Wudtke was named         ceremony. All were beaming that the          Administrator, Timothy Budz.
                                                                                                                                                          Top Marksman by shooting 198 out of        GEO FCCC staff were the Best in the

Non-Crossing                                                                                                                                              204 (97%) rounds in the bull’s-eye on      Class!



                                                   F
                                                         lorida Civil Commitment Center          occupying nearly a full city block, before
Puzzle                                                   (FCCC) in Arcadia, Florida was
                                                         a major sponsor of Arcadia’s
                                                                                                 a recognition breakfast at the DeSoto
                                                                                                 Restaurant. These staff members were
All puzzles copyright Erich
Friedman, 2011 (Answer:
                                                   first mural depicting the history of the
                                                   Arcadia All-Florida Championship
                                                                                                 being recognized for their dedication to
                                                                                                 operating the secure treatment facility                  LVCCC Saves Christmas
pg. 48)                                            Rodeo. The rodeo, in its 83rd year, is        when most of the world is asleep. “It                    John Casale, Las Vegas CCC
                                                   the longest continually running rodeo in      takes a special person to work the
Find a path consisting of straight lines that      the nation.                                   midnight shift,” affirmed Unit Manager


                                                                                                                                                          S
visits each circle once, and does not cross                                                      Natasha Johnson. Ms. Johnson is a life-                        ounds of children laughing filled    Santa witnessed this heartfelt event and
itself. A number n in a circle indicates           At the recent mural dedication, Charlotte     long Arcadian who works the midnight                           the Las Vegas CCC this year          appeared right on time to pass out the
that it is the nth circle visited.                 Carter, President of the DeSoto County        shift at FCCC and presently supervises                         during Christmas. If it weren’t      presents as well as take photos with the
                                                   Mural Society, acknowledged GEO staff         twenty-three staff at the facility.                      for the employees at the center, the       residents and their families. Each child
                                                   for their support in making the mural                                                                  reverberations would have been             was able to receive approximately four
                                9       5          possible. “I appreciate GEO’s support of      “All staff at FCCC can be proud of GEO’s                 drastically different. Many of these       gifts. When you witness the expression
                                                   the DeSoto County community and their         involvement with the Mural Society.                      residents can not afford to buy their      on the face of a child who starts the day
                                                   effort to bring fine arts to our area,” Ms.   This mural is a beautiful addition to our                children a single gift let alone be with   thinking they will not receive anything,
                                                   Carter stated. GEO’s contribution was         community that can be prominently seen                   them for this special holiday. So the      not even a hug from their parent on
                                                   further acknowledged by a permanent           each time you drive into town,” Timothy                  selfless staff produced a miracle. These   Christmas. Then all of a sudden, their      The Bureau of Prisons noted this
                                                   plaque that was placed on the mural by        Budz, FCCC Facility Administrator,                       bighearted employees donated money         little face dramatically lights up with     difference in their audit while they
                                                   the Mural Society.                            reflected.                                               to not only purchase gifts but to give     hope and happiness when their eyes          were here.
                                                                                                                                                          a party for the children of the center’s   find that parent physically standing in
                                                   The midnight shift staff at FCCC              Arcadia Mural: The Midnight Shift Staff at FCCC gather   residents. The children were rewarded      front of them...you know you made a         Pictured Above: LVCCC staff who helped with the
                                                                                                 at the Rodeo Mural in Arcadia, Florida.                  with drinks, ice cream and cookies.        difference.
                                                   recently gathered at the mural, which                                                                                                                                                         event. Santa: Social Services Coordinator Robert
      3                                            is painted across the side of a building                                                                                                                                                      Mcleod.



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GCCF Donates Halloween Bags                                                                                                                         Around
to Local Schools                                                                                                                                    the Corner
Berna Velasquez,
Guadalupe Correctional Facility



O
        n October 29, 2010 several staff                                                                                                            Wayne H. Calabrese
        members from Guadalupe County
        Correctional Facility (GCCF)
donated and distributed Halloween bags
containing pencils, glow sticks, vampire
teeth, candy, an apple and an orange to local
schools throughout Guadalupe County.
This includes Santa Rosa Elementary, Head
Start, Pre-Kindergarten, Vaughn and Anton
Chico Schools. GCCF staff donated their
time and delivered more than 400 bags.

Sergeant Adam Anaya handing out Halloween bags.




No Tricks, Just Treats
Linda Quintana, Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility


                                                                  N
                                                                         ortheast New Mexico Detention Facility’s staff
                                                                         filled Halloween gift bags. Approximately
                                                                         340 bags stuffed with apples, glow sticks,
                                                                  Halloween pencils, sticker tattoos, and trick-or-treat
                                                                  safety tips were delivered to children at Alvis and
                                                                  Kiser Elementary schools and the Clayton Head Start
                                                                  on Friday, October 29.




                                                                                                                                                    R
                                                                  Security Clerk Faye Henley, Correctional Officer Erik
                                                                  McCarroll, Executive Secretary Linda Quintana and the
                                                                  Admin inmate porter spent the previous day filling the                                          etired...re-tired – sounds like      on the recently paved Continuum of Care         wish all of my former colleagues continued
                                                                  bags. Delivering them to the schools on Friday were                                             a word to describe the act of        Highway with Chairman George Zoley at           professional and personal growth and
                                                                  Annette Tenorio as her alter ego Penny the Penguin, Lt.                                         putting a new set of tires on        the wheel...                                    fulfillment as you build The GEO Group
                                                                  Jeff Lavallee, Officer McCarroll, Sgt. Ronnie Steen, and                                        an old car before taking off                                                         into the world’s service provider of choice.
                                                                  photographer Ann Brown. The role of the Giant M&M                                 on a long journey...check the oil and the          The new set of tires has arrived not a
                                                                  was played by Rachel Farnum in the morning and by                                                                                    moment too soon, at a time when the
                                                                                                                                                    transmission fluid, get out the maps, and
                                                                  Annette Austin in the afternoon.                                                                                                     corrections landscape is rapidly changing
                                                                                                                                                    set off on a new adventure...                      and the old roadways are fast disappearing.
                                                                  Rachel “M&M” Farnum and Annette “Penny the Penguin” Tenorio handed out                                                               The social, moral and human costs of
                                                                  Halloween gift bags and delivered trick-or-treat safety tips to the children at   That pretty much captures the feelings I’m
                                                                  Clayton Head Start on October 29.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       recidivism have grown too burdensome to
                                                                                                                                                    having as a new “re-tiree” heading out on          ignore; over 700,000 inmates are released
                                                                                                                                                    life’s beckoning highways...                       each year from our nation’s prisons, many
                                X X OO X X X                                                 9         5                                            The old car’s still performing reasonably
                                                                                                                                                                                                       if not most without any prospect for gainful
                                                                                                                                                                                                       employment. There is an intense new focus
                                X XX OOX                                                                                                            well and the new tires feel great...might
                                                                                                                                                    even take a few sharp turns now and then
                                                                                                                                                                                                       on effective re-entry programs designed to
                                OO     X X OO                                                                                                       just to check out their grip on the road...
                                                                                                                                                                                                       break the recidivism turnstile, a focus that
                                                                                                                                                                                                       aligns well with GEO’s recent acquisitions
                                XOXO OXX                                                                        start here
                                                                                                                                                    hey, there’s still plenty of tread left to burn,
                                                                                                                                                    right?
                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Cornell Companies and B.I., and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       announcement by our Chairman of the
                                OX XO X O                                                                                                                                                              company’s new Continuum of Care service
                                  OOXOOX X                                                                                                          The same can be said about our great
                                                                                                                                                    company. After a quarter century of wear
                                                                                                                                                                                                       model.
                                O X X OO X X O                                                                                                      and tear, she was due for a little servicing
                                                                                                                                                    and a new set of tires, and with the recent
                                                                                                                                                                                                       A new set of tires, steady hands on the
                                XOX X OOX                     3
                                                                                                                                                    acquisitions of Cornell and B.I., the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       wheel, plenty of blue sky and good road
                                                                                                                                                                                                       ahead...I want take this final opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                    company is refreshed and ready to head out
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