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									 Third Quarter 2005
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                                        Volume XI, No. 3
                                                                                Third Quarter 2005
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                  CONTRIBUTORS
                  CONTRIBUTORS
             • Wa yne Calabrese •
               Cav           Donnelly
     • Sheila Cavo • Norma Donnelly •
                        Jennifer
   • Nicole Fehrman • Jennifer Houston
            Maddux                 thy
     • Ron Maddux • Noelle McCar thy •
           Pablo Paez
         • Pablo Paez • Eileen Roth •
                        Kathy
        • Diane Wolak • Kathy Wood •

 STAFF WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS
 NORTH AMERICA
 Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ken Rider
 Aurora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sandra Conrad
 ASH/So.Fla.State Hospital . . . . . .Janet Krop
 Atlantic Shores Hospital . . . . . . .Marion Cardoza
 Bridgeport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joyce Chappell
 Broward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jill Branch
 Central Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Faith O’Gilbert
 Colorado Pre-Parole . . . . . . . . . . .TBA
 Central Valley/Golden State . . . . .Anna Vlahos
 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Angela Stanton
 Coke County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Turner
 Desert View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joanne Crowder
 East Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . .James Carter
 George W. Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rosa Hart
 Guadalupe County . . . . . . . . . . . .Liz Tapia
 Karnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Darlene Puente
 Kyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Richard Van Zile
 Lawton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patricia Kayser
 Lawrenceville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tiffany Moody
 Lea County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Milton Shupe/Susan Schroeder
 Lockhart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bob Cox
 Marshall County . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Barbara James
 Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cathy Kailing
 McFarland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wanda Wilson
 Moore Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom Levins
 New Brunswick—Canada . . . . . . .Mary Maher
 North Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Forrest
 Queens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sharda Charan
 Reeves I & II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ramona McDaniel
 Reeves III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vanessa Simmons
 Rivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sherry Chance
 Sanders Estes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charlotte Martin
 San Diego . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rosalie Knoll
 So Fl Evaluation & Treatment . . .George Gintoli
 South Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mimi Gegg
 Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pam Jones
 Val Verde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Wisdom

 AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
 Head Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maria Buckley
 Arthur Gorrie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jessica Kane
 Fulham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tammy Bassett
 Junee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vicki Crute
 Melbourne Custody Centre . . . . .Amanda Smith
                                                                                  ATLANTIC SHORES HEALTHCARE/SOUTH FLORIDA STATE
 REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
 Head Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marilyx Stafford-Mayer
 Kutama Sinthumule . . . . . . . . . . .Sandra Harding                        HOSPITAL’S ARRANGEMENT WITH 9 MUSES BENEFITS MENTAL
 UNITED KINGDOM
 Head Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Walter MacGowan                HEALTH CONSUMERS BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL
                                                                                                     See page 6 for cover story
                                                              To the GEO Family:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             world
                                                                                                                                                              This issue highlights GEO’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Third Quarter 2005                                           Volume XI No.3
                                                                                                                                                              Annual Leadership Conference.
      A QUAR TER PAVED WITH MILESTONES
     The Acquisition of CSC Marks Another Crossroad in GEO’s Journey
                                                                                                                                                              Comments from our Chairman




T
The beginning of the third quarter of 2005 has                                                            This contract is expected to generate approxi-
begun to reshape the future of our company. In                                                            mately $24 million in annual revenues.              2-5, 14-15
a period already paved with several milestones,                                                           Simultaneously, Atlantic Shores will begin the      Corporate News
we have only begun to exhibit our vast potential.                                                         construction of a new $40 million, 200-bed          GEO to Acquire CSC ................................................2
                                                                                                          state-of-the-art replacement facility.              South Bay & Moore Haven Contracts ..................2                                     US News Notes (contnued)
    On July 14th, we announced the signing of a
definitive agreement to acquire Correctional                                                                  This is a milestone project of tremendous       ASH Assumes Management of SFETC..................3

Services Corporation (CSC) for $62 million in                                                             importance for our company as we continue to        Queens Contract Transfers to USMS ....................3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Wonderful Woodwork at Lawton ........................20
cash, or $6.00 per share, and the assumption of                                                           expand our service offerings and grow into new      Accreditations & Honors ........................................3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lea Holds Youth Awareness Programs................21
$124 million of non-recourse debt. We intend to
                                                                                                                                                              Leadership Conference Highlights ..........4-5, 14-15
                                                                                                          and exciting markets with remarkable potential.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Reeves III Honors Victims Rights..........................21
divest CSC's juvenile services division, which will                                                           On July 5 , we broke ground for the 600-bed
                                                                                                                       th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Rep. Jerry Madden Visits Lockhart ......................22
                                                                                                                                                              5-21, 23
allow us to concentrate on integrating the adult                                                          expansion to our 1,918-bed Lawton Correctional
                                                                                                                                                              US News Notes                                                                              A Week of Celebrating at Taft ..............................22
correctional business into our core operations.                                                           Facility in Lawton, Oklahoma. With the
                                                                                                                                                              Cover Story: South Florida State Hospital ........6-7                                      Venus’ Hanna Awarded Teacher of the Year ....23
    This move marks a milestone for our com-                                                              Honorable Brad Henry, Governor of the state of                                                                                                 Activities at Venus ..................................................23
                                                                                                                                                              JCAHO Reaccreditation at SFSH ..........................7
pany as the first acquisition in our history. Upon                                                        Oklahoma, in attendance, our company began                                                                                                     Rivers Thanks Volunteers......................................23
                                                                                                                                                              PACE Employee Association News ........................8
closing this transaction in the beginning of this                                                         to strengthen our already strong partnership
                                                                                                                                                              Bridgeport in the News ............................................9
year's fourth quarter, the acquisition of CSC                                                             with the state. We expect the expansion to be       Allen Highlights ........................................................9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         18, 24
will add 15 adult correctional facilities with an                  Dr. George C. Zoley                    completed in the second quarter 2006.                                                                                                          South Africa
                                                                                                                                                              Aurora Shows Appreciation ..................................10
approximate design capacity of 7,500 beds.             Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer                                                                                                                                                   Kutama Sinthumule First Awards Ceremony ....24
                                                                                                              Two years ago, when we became a fully           Central Texas’ Legacy ..........................................11
This will increase our global market share of pri-                                                        independent company, we set our sights on           Desert View Supports Boys & Girls Club ............11
                                                         Two years ago, when we became a                                                                                                                                                                 22, 23, 28
vate correctional and detention beds from 23 to                                                           growing our company into a world class govern-      Golden State & Central Valley Honored
                                                      fully independent company, we set our                                                                                                                                                              News from Down Under
28 percent, solidifying our position as an indus-                                                         ment services provider. To do this, we held true      by School District ................................................12
                                                       sights on growing our company into a                                                                                                                                                              Junee Staff Attend Women’s Conference ..........25
try leader.                                                                                               to a three-pronged strategy:                        Santa Rosa: A Family ............................................13
                                                          world leader in our industry. The                                                                                                                                                              A Look at Melbourne’s Diverse Population ......25
    We believe the acquisition of CSC will have                                                                                                               Lockhart Awards Scott Comstock Scholarship....13
                                                       results speak for themselves. This will            •   The strong pursuit of new organic business
a positive impact on our company's financial                                                                                                                  Surviving & Thriving at Marshall ......................16                                  26-27
                                                         be a landmark year which we will                 opportunities in our core business areas of cor-
performance and enhance shareholder value.                                                                                                                    Security at Val Verde ..............................................17                     Parts of the Picture
                                                           long remember and be grateful.                 rections and mental health.
                                                                                                                                                              Take a Spin in San Diego ......................................17                          Promotions, Transfers, New Assignments ..........26
    On July 1st, we announced that our contract                                                           •   The expansion of a select number of our
                                                         Furthermore, on July 1st, our subsidiary,                                                            Grant Helps Students in Coke CJJC ....................18
with Immigration and Customs Enforcement                                                                  existing facilities where the need for additional
                                                      Atlantic Shores Healthcare (ASH), assumed
                                                                                                                                                              Central Region Issues a Challenge........................18                                29
(ICE) for the management of our 200-bed                                                                   bed space is evident.
                                                                                                                                                              The Central Regional Cook-Off ............................19                               The Corner Office
Queens Private Correctional Facility in New           management of the 200-bed South Florida
                                                                                                          •   The acquisition of companies that are accre-    Lawrenceville Raises Funds for EAP ..................20                                    A Message from the President ..............................31
York was transferred to the U.S. Marshals             Evaluation and Treatment Center in Miami,
                                                                                                          tive in nature and complement our core busi-
Service under a contract option period begin-         Florida, under a six-month transition agree-
                                                                                                          ness strategy.
ning July 1, 2005 and ending June 30, 2006. We        ment with a small management team.
                                                                                                              The results will speak for themselves. This
have made several upgrades to our Queens                 On January 1, 2006, Atlantic Shores will
                                                                                                          will be a landmark year which we will long
Facility to meet the higher security require-         assume full operation of the Center under a
                                                                                                          remember and be grateful. G
ments of our client.                                  five-year contract with three five-year renewals.
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                        GEO TO ACQUIRE CORRECTIONAL                                                                                                                      ASH Assumes Management Of 200-Bed
                           SER VICES CORPORATION                                                                                                                      South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ACCREDITATIONS & HONORS
     July 14, 2005. The GEO Group, Inc. has                   Under the terms of the agreement                      Chairman of the Board and CEO George              July 1, 2005. GEO's wholly-owned subsidiary,
     signed a definitive merger agreement to              approved by the boards of directors of both           Zoley stated, "We have been exploring                 Atlantic Shores Healthcare, Inc. (ASH), has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The SOUTH FLORIDA STATE
     acquire Sarasota-based Correctional                  GEO and CSC, shareholders of CSC will                 acquisition opportunities since we became             assumed management of the 200-bed South                                                                              HOSPITAL in Pembroke
     Services Corporation (NASDAQ:CSCQ)                   receive $6.00 cash per common share or                independent in July 2003, and we are very             Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center                                                                               Pines, Florida successfully
                                                                                                                                                                      (SFETC) located in Miami, Florida, under a                                                                           completed their triennial Joint
     (CSC), a leading developer and manager               approximately $62 million, and GEO will               pleased with the fact that we were able to
                                                                                                                                                                      transition agreement for a six-month period                                                                         Commission on Accreditation
     of privatized correctional and detention facil-      assume $124 million of CSC debt. The clos-            find a quality company in our core business
                                                                                                                                                                      beginning July 1, 2005 and ending                                                                         of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
     ities. CSC has contracts and awards for the          ing of the acquisition, which is subject to           of correctional and detention services. This                                                                                                                    audit on June 27-30, 2005, and was rec-
                                                                                                                                                                      December 31, 2005. During this transition
     operation of 15 adult correctional facilities        the approval of CSC's shareholders, feder-            acquisition is an excellent strategic fit for         period, ASH will manage the center with a                                                                 ognized as “providing exemplary services.”
     with a design capacity of approximately              al regulatory agencies and other custom-              our company that will have a positive impact                                                                                                                    (see page 7).
                                                                                                                                                                      small management team while it remains
     7,500 beds. In addition, CSC provides juve-          ary conditions, is targeted for the beginning         on our financial performance and will                 staffed with state employees.                            Artist’s rendering of new state-of-the-art       The COKE COUNTY JUVENILE
     nile programs for adjudicated youths at 17           of the fourth quarter of 2005.                        increase our ability to pursue new business               On January 1, 2006, ASH expects to                treatment center which will replace the existing    JUSTICE CENTER (CCJJC) in Bronte,
     facilities with an approximate capacity of                                                                 opportunities while continuing to enhance                                                                     facility. It will be designed, constructed and    Texas was named the Texas Youth
                                                             GEO also announced that it plans to                                                                      assume full operation of the existing center                        operated by GEO/ASH.
     1,300 beds through its subsidiary, Youth                                                                   shareholder value. We are also excited about          under an operations agreement, which has                                                                  Commission’s Contract Facility of the
                                                          divest CSC's juvenile services division fol-
     Services International, Inc. (YSI).                                                                        the community correctional services offered                                                                                                                     Year at its Annual Training Conference in
                                                          lowing the closing of the acquisition.                                                                      an initial term of five years with three five-year       Chairman and CEO George C. Zoley stat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fort Worth in June 2005. This is the sec-
                                                          Although GEO believes that the future                 by CSC which will broaden our service offer-          renewals. It is expected to generate approx-         ed. "We are pleased with the assumption of           ond time that CCJJC has received this
This acquisition is an excellent strategic                growth prospects of the juvenile business are         ings and expand our relationships with exist-         imately $24 million in annual revenues for           management functions at the SFETC and we             honor in the past six years and is quite a
fit for our company that will have a                                                                            ing clients. Our existing regional operating          each of the first two years.                         are looking forward to assuming full opera-          compliment to Warden Brett Bement and
                                                          positive, the business is outside of GEO's
                                                                                                                structure will enable us to integrate CSC's              Under the terms of a separate develop-            tion of the center in early 2006 and to the          his staff.
positive impact on our financial                          core focus.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           development of a new state-of-the-art foren-
                                                                                                                facilities on a cost-efficient basis. Assuming        ment agreement, ASH will begin the design,                                                                          Congratulations Teams!
performance and will increase our                            Upon the closing of the CSC acquisition
                                                                                                                                                                      construction and financing, through tax-             sic hospital.
                                                                                                                the acquisition is completed in the beginning
ability to pursue new business                            and assuming the divestiture of the juvenile                                                                exempt bonds, of a new 200-bed replace-                 "With this new mental health contract,
                                                                                                                of the fourth quarter of 2005, we expect to
                                                          business, GEO will have 55 facilities with a
opportunities while continuing to                                                                               fully integrate CSC's operations by year-end          ment facility that would be leased to and ulti-      ASH revenues in 2006 would represent
                                                          total design capacity of approximately                                                                      mately owned by the state of Florida.                approximately 10 percent of total GEO rev-                  QUEENS CONTRACT
enhance shareholder value.                                43,500 beds.
                                                                                                                2005." G
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           enues, and we expect that percentage to
                                           George Zoley                                                                                                                   ASH will assume operation of the new                                                                        TRANSFERS TO OFDT
                                                                                                                                                                      facility upon its completion in January 2008         consistently increase given the robust
                                                                                                                                                                      under the terms of the operations agreement.         pipeline of new business opportunities being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                June 30, 2005. GEO's contract with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           pursued by ASH," Zoley added. G
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bureau of Immigration and Customs
      STATE OF FLORIDA EXTENDS MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Enforcement (ICE) for the management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and operation of the 200-bed Queens
               FOR SOUTH BAY AND MOORE HAVEN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shuler Meets Cheney                         Private Correctional Facility (Queens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PCF) located in Queens, New York, has
     June 29, 2005. GEO's contract with the state of          GEO also received a two-year contract                                                                      LOOK FOR OUR ANNUAL
     Florida, Department of Management Services           extension, through June 30, 2007, from the                                                                                                                                                                            been transferred to the Office of the
     for the management and operation of the 1,861-       state of Florida, Department of Management                                                                     “PEOPLE OF THE YEAR”                                                                                   Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT) effec-
     bed South Bay Correctional Facility, located in      Services for the management and operation of
     South Bay, Florida has been extended for an          the 750-bed Moore Haven Correctional Facility,
                                                                                                                                                                         IN OUR NEXT ISSUE OF                                                                                   tive June 30, 2005. GEO will now manage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and operate the facility on behalf of the
     additional one-year period through June 30,          located in Moore Haven, Florida. The contract            The 1,861-bed South Bay Correctional Facility         G E Oworld COMING OUT
     2006. The contract, which is expected to gen-        has an estimated annual value of $14 million.                                                                                                                                                                         United States Marshals Service (USMS)
                                                                                                                   (above) has received a one year extension to its
     erate approximately $28 million in annual rev-       In addition, the state of Florida has approved a                     management contract.                      IN NOVEMBER.                                                                                           under a contract option period that began
     enues, includes a 543-bed expansion to the           235-bed expansion to the Moore Haven                                                                                                                                                                                  on July 1, 2005 and will end on June 30,
     facility that was completed in May 2005 and is       Correctional Facility. The expansion will house                                                                Featured will be the
                                                                                                                    "We appreciate the confidence placed in                                                                                                                     2006. The contract is expected to gener-
     now fully occupied.                                  minimum and medium security adult male                our company by the state of Florida through the          Warden, Officer and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ate approximately $10.5 million in annu-
                                                          inmates and is expected to become operational         extension and expansion of these two important           Employee of the Year, plus
                                                          by the third quarter of 2006. The additional rev-                                                                                                                                                                     al revenues.
                                                                                                                contracts. We are delighted with the opportuni-          two Special Recognition
                                                          enue related to the expansion remains subject         ty to strengthen our public-private partnerships                                                                                                                    GEO has made several significant
                                                          to negotiation.
                                                                                                                                                                         Awards for North American
                                                                                                                with the state and the communities of South Bay                                                                                                                 enhancements and upgrades to the
                                                                                                                                                                         Services. International
                                                                                                                and Moore Haven, and we are looking forward                                                                                                                     Queens facility for the purpose of meeting
                                                                                                                to the successful completion of the 235-bed              Services presents its winners
                                                            The 750-bed Moore Haven Correctional Facility
                                                                                                                                                                         from Australia and South                                                                               the security requirements of USMS. Initial
                                                                                                                expansion to the Moore Haven Correctional                                                                     Vice President of Business Development, Cloid
                                                             (below) has received a two year extension to its                                                                                                                                                                   intake of USMS prisoners began the end
                                                                         management contract.
                                                                                                                Facility," commented Chairman and CEO                    Africa.                                              Shuler (right), had the opportunity to meet the
                                                                                                                George Zoley. G                                                                                                  Vice President of the United States, Dick      of July, 2005.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cheney, at a February 2005 event.




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                                       "LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE"
                                                                What's up with that?
                                 by John M. Hurley, Senior Vice President North American Services, Corporate Headquarters, Boca Raton, Florida




S         ince 2000, The GEO Group has
          been conducting an annual
          Leadership Conference (previously
 referred to as the Wardens Conference) for
                                                                                                                 a business, you hope you have strong "lead-
                                                                                                                 ership" to help achieve what is intended by
                                                                                                                 the organization in the first place. GEO has
                                                                                                                 OUTSTANDING leadership at all levels of
 all wardens, regional vice presidents, direc-                                                                   the organization and it has achieved, and
 tors, international managing directors, and                                                                     will continue to maintain, the status of being
 corporate staff. This initiative has been a                                                                     the leader and most respected company in
 huge success and has become an integral                                                                         the world providing prison and mental health
 piece of our company's management devel-                                                                        services.
 opment strategy.                                            (L-R) Vice Chairman & President Wayne                  Take a moment to meet some of our
                                                            Calabrese, Chairman & CEO George Zoley
    Someone once commented to me,                                                                                attendees shown on these pages. G
                                                            and Senior Vice President North American
 "Prisons, eh? How hard can that be?" I told
                                                            Services John Hurley gather at the Farewell
 my brother it was harder than he thought.                    Dinner and look back at a successful and
 Everyone in the GEO family appreciates that                           stimulating conference.                       Photo captions are left to right across the row.
 prison and mental health management is a
                                                         the leadership of this company to follow a                 Row One: David & Holly Meehan,
 complicated and extremely challenging
                                                         consistent and planned strategy. There is                  George Zoley, Donna Zoley, Wayne
 endeavor.                                                                                                          Calabrese. MaryAnn & Don Keens. Gary
                                                         need for our leadership to collectively hear
 •   Risk Management                                                                                                Templeton, Valerie Devereaux. Norman
                                                         the same information briefings. There is a                 & Phyllis Carlson.
 •   Litigation
                                                         need for our leadership to express and
 •   Client Relations                                                                                               Row Two: Tom Boyer, John Hurley,
                                                         exchange ideas on company policy and
 •   Security                                                                                                       Greg Skeens, Lepher Jenkins, Don
                                                         direction. There is a need for our leadership              Houston, Butch Head, Robert White,
 •   Contract Compliance
                                                         to hear about the vision of the CEO and                    George Zoley. Shari & Larry Torrick.
 •   Legislative Initiatives                                                                                        Deborah & Lepher Jenkins. Robert
                                                         President of the company. There is a need to
 •   Business Development                                                                                           Bradshaw and Pat Connors.
                                                         share information on success and failure so
 •   Emergency Preparedness
                                                         that everyone can benefit from lessons                     Row Three: Al Kanahele, Eric and
 •   Construction                                                                                                   Haeng Noonan, Gerardo Avevedo, Judy
                                                         learned. There is a need for our leadership to
 •   Design                                                                                                         and Jeff Rone, Jerry Alexander. Donna
                                                         benefit from each other from the tremen-
 •   Maintenance                                                                                                    and Tony Garcia. Albert Perdomo,
                                                         dous talent and expertise that are repre-                  Ishani Ramsumair. Joe and Nicole
 •   Inmate Programs
                                                         sented in one room. There is a need for our                (Fehrman) Laughnan.
 •   Therapy Applications
                                                         leadership to have fun and celebrate the
 •   Staffing                                                                                                       Row Four: Margaret Cisneros, Priscella
                                                         many successes achieved by their hard work                 Miles, Pat Walker, Wanda Wilson.
 •   Human Resources
                                                         and dedication.                                            Jeanie and George Snyder. Kathy and
 •   Information Systems                                                                                            Robert White. Michael Bradley, Mary
                                                            The 2005 Leadership Conference met or
 •   Financial Requirements                                                                                         Easley.
                                                         exceeded the "needs" of the GEO
 •   Budget Objectives
                                                         Leadership Team.                                           Row Five: Stephen Korabie, Pieter and
    The above referenced items are but just                                                                         Jackie Bezuidenhout, MaryAnn Keens,
                                                            The conference was held in beautiful                    Gail and John Myers, Don Keens. Ernest
 a sampling of the components associated
                                                         Orlando, Florida, and extended from Sunday                 and Christine Stepp. Neil Adler. Jeff and
 with prison and mental health management.
                                                         evening, May 20, to Friday morning, May 27,                Judy Rone.
 Herein lies the answer to, "What's up with
                                                         2005. Critical issues were discussed and                   Row Six: La'Toyia Banks, Priscella Miles,
 that?"
                                                         reviewed and every participant left with a                 Joshua Banks, Eugene Miles. Erasmo
     The reason George Zoley, our Chairman                                                                          Bravo, Chris Strickland, Ernest
                                                         renewed sense of understanding the vision,
 of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive                                                                      Gremillion, John Campbell, Dayton
                                                         goals and character of the GEO Group.
 Officer, supports and allows for an annual                                                                         Poppell, Lepher Jenkins. Al Kanahele,
                                                            A word to the field—whether you're a                    Randy Blanton. James Janecka, Erasmo
 Leadership Conference is that he does
                                                         member of a sports team, a church, a civic                 Bravo.
 understand how complicated our business is.
                                                         organization, a recreational organization or
 Because of its complexity, there is a need for



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                                                                 COVER STORY


                                                                                                                                                                    SFSH Artists (continued)
        Local center’s project brightens lives of both the artists                                                                                                                                                                    South Florida State Hospital Receives
                                                                                                                                                                    visual arts, recovery workshops, support
       who create them and the persons served who enjoy them.                                                                                                       groups, creative writing and yoga. Members                        “Exemplary” JCAHO Reaccreditation
                                                by Janet Krop, South Florida State Hospital, Pembroke Pines, Florida                                                operate a frame shop which is open to the pub-
                                                                                                                                                                    lic. Quite often, 9Muses has showings in vari-
                  tlantic Shores Healthcare's                                                                                                                       ous venues and sales of artists' work, promot-


A                 South      Florida    State
                  Hospital is on the receiving
                  end of a wonderful project
 spearheaded by our local consumer art center.
                                                                                                                                                                    ing understanding and acceptance, challenging
                                                                                                                                                                    stigma and creating opportunities via the arts.


                                                                                                                                                                    In 1996, the opening of an arts-
    9Muses is a "drop-in center" where mental                                                                                                                       focused drop-in center was
 health consumers who are interested in partic-
                                                                                                                                                                    proposed to the local supervisors of
 ipating in any of various art forms (ceramics,
 painting, music, jewelry, etc.) can "drop-in" and
                                                                                                                                                                    the Florida Department of
 express themselves.                                                                                                                                                Children and Families who,
     Under the tutelage of artist Sal Sidner, some                                                                                                                  because of their interest in
 of the members who are painters began creat-                                                                                                                       consumer-run programs, found
 ing murals for the lobbies of the residential units                                                                                                                funding for 9Muses.
 at South Florida State Hospital. They call the
 project, "Consumers Helping Consumers."
 Using their skills and talent to make the sur-                                                                                                                         In the last few years, through a grant won by
 roundings more beautiful, cheerful and uplifting                                                                                                                   the MHA, Americorps members, some of whom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Atlantic Shores Healthcare/South Florida State Hospital successfully completed their trienni-
 for those in the hospital makes the artists feel                                                                                                                   are also consumers of mental health services,
                                                                                                                                           in Florida. These                                                            al Joint Commission Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) survey on June 27-
                                                                                                                   d for a different place                          work at 9Muses, as well as here at the hospi-
 productive and fulfilled. One woman said that
                                                                                      rida  State Hospital is name                          s the wall of the                                                           30, 2005. This process focuses on systems critical to the safety and the quality of care, treat-
                                                              Each unit at South Flo                              s. The one above adorn                            tal and at other drop-in centers in the Broward
 not only does it boost her self-esteem to give
                                                                                        inted by artists at 9Muse                           o the Vizcaya Unit.                                                         ment, and services within hospitals and other healthcare settings internationally. The hospital
                                                               colorful murals were pa                            right, welcomes you int                           community. Their primary function is to offer
 back to others, but it also challenges her abili-
                                                                                   one on  the next page, bottom                             the persons served                                                         was recognized by the JCAHO survey team as providing exemplary services. Pictured above
                                                             Everglades Unit. The                                   ich to live and work for                        natural supports to people in recovery. One
 ty because she is working on very large pieces.
                                                                                   an aesthe  tic environment in wh                           the artists.                                                              (left to right) Maintenance Crew Leader Felipe Camacho, Director of Business Operations Dan
                                                             This project provides                                   and accomplishment to                          way they are forming relationships at 9Muses
    The artists must first submit a design to the                                           ending a sense of pride                                                                                                     Lacey, ASH President Jorge Dominicis, Hospital Administrator Diane Funston, Director of
                                                                    and the staff while ext                                                                         is by offering music classes, including piano,
 hospital unit for approval. Then the mural is                                                                                                                                                                          Human Resources Barbara Nickels, Donna Linette, CNO and JCAHO consultant Debbie Fialk.
                                                                                                                                                                    guitar, voice and percussion. Now the drop-in
 painted on 4' x 8' plywood and coated with            ing from the center. Our Maintenance                     HOW IT ALL BEGAN                                    center has a house band called "The
 polyurethane for durability. When the painting is     Department carpenter frames it and screws it             The relationship between 9Muses and the hos-        Turnaround Band!" ASH                               Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a National Historic Landmark, owned by Miami-Dade County and accredited
 completed, a hospital driver picks up the paint-      to the wall of the residence.                                                                                                                                     by the American Association of Museums.Vizcaya is open to the public 364 days a year. It provides a serene
                                                                                                                pital has actually existed a lot longer than just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and stunningly beautiful retreat from the bustle of modern Miami. Vizcaya was built by American industrialist
 When the persons served on the Las                        Each unit at South Florida State Hospital is         this project. In 1994, an artistically accom-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        James Deering, who wintered on the property from 1916–1925. Today, the extraordinary European-inspired
                                                       named for a place in Florida. Each of these              plished person was nearly ready for discharge                                                              estate includes a house filled with art and furnishings, ten acres of gardens on Biscayne Bay, a hardwood
 Olas Unit came back from                              murals beautifully depicts the theme of the res-         from the then state-operated South Florida                        Congratulations to                              hammock (native forest), and an historic village that is being restored for public enjoyment.
 programs and saw the new mural                        idence where it is displayed. The Everglades             State Hospital. His community case manager                        South Florida State
 hanging in their lobby, one man                       Unit has a water scene with wading birds, tur-           wanted him to be able to continue with his art-                              Hospital
 said, "I feel free! like I'm walking                  tles and graceful trees. The Las Olas Unit has           work, so he had the idea to find other con-
                                                       a lively street scene of Las Olas Boulevard (Las         sumers (of mental health services) in the com-         The facility submitting the winning cover
 downtown!" Another commented,                                                                                                                                        photograph receives $100 to be presented
                                                       Olas is a street in Ft. Lauderdale that leads to         munity who were also interested in the arts.
 "It's beautiful artwork; it seems                     the ocean and is noted for eclectic shops,               They proposed the opening of an arts-focused
                                                                                                                                                                            to the charity of their choice.

 like I'm in a tourist attraction!"                    restaurants and art shows). The Vizcaya Unit's           drop-in center to the local supervisors of the          South Florida State Hospital will
                                                       mural shows elegantly dressed people on the              Department of Children and Families who,                donate their prize to 9Muses, the
   The complete view of the cover photo of Las         lawn of Vizcaya, a historic mansion in Miami.            because of their interest in consumer-run pro-          organization spotlighted in their
   Olas Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.               When the persons served on the Las Olas             grams, found funding for 9Muses.                            article and on the cover.
                                                       Unit came back from programs and saw the                     In 1996, the Mental Health Association of
                                                       new mural hanging in their lobby, one man said,          Broward (MHA) began sponsoring 9Muses and
                                                       "I feel free! like I'm walking downtown!" Another        a member of the 9Muses Advisory Committee
                                                       commented, "It's beautiful artwork; it seems             sits on the board of the MHA. To this day, mem-
                                                       like I'm in a tourist attraction!"                       bership, workshops and materials are free to
                                                           The hospital buys the supplies and the mem-          mental health consumers; non-consumers pay
                                                       bers of 9Muses donate their talents. It's a mutu-        an annual fee and may also have to pay for
                                                       ally very satisfying and beneficial arrangement!         materials. Classes are available in all forms of



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    A TRIBUTE TO EILEEN                                                                                                  THE FIRST
                                                                                                                       PACESETTERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                OUR SOLDIERS IN IRAQ
      PACE’s First President
    Leaves Her Mark of Success                                                                                      PACE’s first committee takes a
                                                                                                                                                                             Bridgeport’s Care Package Efforts Featured in the Local Press
               by Gabrielle Strati                                                                                                                                                 Reprinted with permission by The Bridgeport Index, Bridgeport, Texas, by Jennifer Haney, Thursday, June 9, 2005
                                                                                                                    break at the annual company
   Corporate Headquarters, Boca Raton, Florida
                                                                                                                    picnic in June.




                                                                                                                                                         D
                                                                                                                    (L-R) Front row: Norma                            ust storms, sweltering heat and          ture so the soldiers would know. These descrip-
          The Headquarters Employees                                                                                                                                  dry conditions could explain parts       tions were simple, such as "a car," "hearts,"
                                                                                                                    Donnelly, Holly Bush, Gabrielle
                Association, PACE (Planning                                                                                                                           of Texas in the summer, but add          and "pretty flowers outside in Texas." About the
                                                                                                                    Strati. Back row: Geoff Grafton,
                   and Coordinating Events),                                                                                                                          bullets whizzing by, bombs explod-       book, Nimmo said, "It will tug at you."
                                                                                                                    Daisy Borges, Jackie Santiago,
                     spotlights EILEEN ROTH                                                                                                              ing and injuries occurring to realize the dis-            Warden Priscella Miles said, "I know if I
                                                                                                                    Eileen Roth and Dean Macur.
                      as the first President of                                                                                                          cussion is about Iraq in the middle of a war.         were over there, I'd love to get this stuff." She
                                                                                                                    Absent from photo: Linda
                      the committee.                                                                                                                        To alleviate some of the discomfort that           said she was pleased with the response to the
                                                                                                                    Mendez, Nicole Fehrman,
                          PACE was formed                                                                                                                American soldiers stationed in Iraq experience,       care package project. "The staff here really
                                                                                                                    Denise Gardner.   G
                     two years ago, shortly                                                                                                              family members and communities in the States          came together. They put in a lot of time and
                                                                                                                                                         have been known to send care packages over-           effort." She went on to say, "It's a great way to
                   after our move from Palm
                                                                                                                                                         seas.                                                 show support for America and American troops
               Beach Gardens to Boca
                                                                                                                                                                                                               on both the personal level and the GEO level."
  Raton, and Eileen has energetically served                                                                           THE NEW PACE                         In Bridgeport, Texas, The GEO Group, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bridgeport’s employees and family members put
                                                                                                                                                         Bridgeport Correctional Center has consoli-              The package was ready to be boxed up on
  since its inception. In fact, she and her “co-                                                                         MEMBERS                                                                                                                                         together quite a surprise package for relatives of two of
                                                                                                                                                         dated efforts of their employees and family           Thursday, June 3rd. According to Nimmo, some              their employees who are stationed in Iraq. Teachers at
  founders” set the “pace” and direction of the                                                                     (L-R) Front Row: Secretary,                                                                                                                            a local school compiled a book for the soldiers with
                                                                                                                                                         members to accumulate a rather sizeable care          cash donations had been made for the freight
  association with its main emphasis on                                                                             Dawn Boothe, President                                                                                                                                  pictures drawn by students ages 3 to 5 years old.
                                                                                                                                                         package to send to Army Staff Sergeant Joseph         cost of delivering the package. G
  fundraising events for charitable causes,                                                                         Gabrielle Strati, Treasurer Geoff    Robeson and Sergeant Kevin Hollis to share
  among which include the March of Dimes,                                                                           Grafton. Back Row: Dean              with their platoons.
  The Lord’s Place, supporting our troops,                                                                          Macur, Daisy Borges, Denise
                                                                                                                                                            Hollis is the brother of Mitzi Reaves, the
  and blood drives.
     PACE is also responsible for the many
                                                                                                                    Gardner, Tammy Greer (ASH),
                                                                                                                    Holly Bush, Phyllis McIntyre,
                                                                                                                                                         Human Resources Representative, and
                                                                                                                                                         Robeson is the brother of Jeff Standard, Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Allen Highlights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       by Syble Ryder, Allen Correctional Center, Kinder, Louisiana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A     llen Correctional Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  graduated its first class
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            of Field Training Officers on
                                                                                                                    and David Meehan (ASH). Vice
  fun events for our employees such as the                                                                                                               RIO Specialist for the facility.
                                                                                                                    President Linda Mendez and                                                                                                                                              May 5, 2005. Shown sitting
  annual Company Christmas Party and                                                                                                                         Standard commented that his brother has                                                                                        (left to right) are Sgt. Elliot
                                                                                                                    Alternate Jackie Santiago were
  Summer Picnic, tailgate parties, baseball                                                                         not present for the photo. This is   already received two Purple Hearts for injuries                                                                                    Maricle, Sgt. Richard Ballard,
  games and discount programs on every-                                                                             the first time Atlantic Shores       he has incurred in the short seven month time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sgt. Tony Hargrave, Sgt.
  thing under the sun!                                                                                              Healthcare (ASH) has had             period he has been stationed in Iraq. "It is tough
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jacqueline Limbrick and Sgt.
                                                                                                                    representation. Tammy and            knowing there's nothing we can do." stated
     For the duration of this two-year elect-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Robert Tillis. Standing are
                                                                                                                    David are new additions to the       Standard.
  ed position, Eileen has led the group with                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Training Lt. Brian Soileau,
                                                                                                                    growing ASH Team.                        "Our Education Officer, Jackie Davis,
  her heart and has left shoes that will be                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sgt. Jerry Johnson, Sgt.
                                                                                                                                                         sparked the idea of collecting items to send
  hard to fill. Even though the terms of office                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             James        Harmon,          Sgt.
                                                      PACE would like to take this time to introduce the new officers and members for the 2005-          over to Robeson to be shared with his platoon,"
  require an officer to "retire" at the end of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Scylena       Bertrand,       Sgt.
                                                                                                                                                         said Don Nimmo, Director of Education. He
  his/her term, Eileen's energy will continue      2006 year. Congratulations to the newly elected officers: President Gabrielle Strati, Vice                                                                                                                                               Jimmy        Monk,          Deputy
                                                                                                                                                         then added that Davis' daughter, Saundra
  to infuse the group as she has volunteered       President Linda Mendez, Treasurer Geoff Grafton and Secretary Dawn Boothe. We would also              Whitener, who teaches at Clarinden School, a                                                                                       Warden Keith Cooley, Sgt.
  to help with projects in the upcoming year!      like to welcome the new and "existing" members to make the complete committee of 12 peo-              private Montessori school in Southlake, spread                                                                                     James Adkins and Warden
     We would like to thank you from the           ple: Daisy Borges, Holly Bush, Denise Gardner, Tammy Greer (ASH), Dean Macur, Phyllis                 the news of the project amongst her peers and                                                                                      Terry Terrell. G
  bottom of our hearts for your unselfish ded-                                                                                                           students.
                                                   McIntyre, David Meehan (ASH), and alternate, Jackie Santiago.
  ication and devotion to this group and the
  company overall. G
                                                      PACE is comprised of representatives from the various departments at corporate. This is
                                                                                                                                                            Nimmo said the response was tremendous
                                                                                                                                                         and he is appreciative of such. One particular
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A     llen Correctional Center (ALC) treated its correctional officers to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    bar-b-que lunches and fried chicken dinners during Correctional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Officers Week; April 30th through
                                                   the first time that Atlantic Shores Healthcare, Inc. (ASH) has representation. Their corporate        item collected for the soldiers was a book put                                       May 7th. Twenty-four lucky
                                                   group was previously very small. They are rapidly expanding and now have the manpower                 together by Whitener and three of her peers.                                         Correctional Officers won gift cer-
    YOUR CABINET: Gabrielle Strati, Vice
  President; Linda Mendez, Treasurer; Norma                                                                                                              The book consists of a letter to the soldiers                                        tificates. Shown at left is Assistant
                                                   available to serve on the committee. Tammy Greer and David Meehan recently joined us. Their                                                                                                Warden Anthony Allemand at the
    Donnelly, Secretary, and the members of                                                                                                              from all four teachers, explaining what it is and
    PACE: Daisy Borges, Holly Bush, Nicole         energy and enthusiasm will be a great asset to PACE’s activities.                                     numerous pictures drawn by children, ages 3 to                                       bar-b-que pit. At right, Sgt. Nolan
   Fehrman, Denise Gardner, Geoff Grafton,                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fortenberry and Sgt. Chris Tyler wait
                                                      This group works hard, but has a lot of fun doing it…and we all benefit (and gain weight!)         5 years old.
         Dean Macur, Jackie Santiago.                                                                                                                                                                                                         for their serving. We wanted to let the
                                                   from their hard work! G                                                                                  The teachers instructed the students to draw                                      correctional officers know how much
                                                                                                                                                         a picture for the soldiers, asked each child what                                    they are appreciated. G
                                                                                                                                                         the drawing meant, and then wrote it on the pic-



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     Aurora Shows Appreciation for Everyone’s Hard Work                                                                                                                          A LEGACY BEGINS WITH LEADERSHIP
                                                   by Sandra Conrad, Aurora/ICE Processing Center, Aurora, Colorado                                                                                                     by Faith O’Gilbert, Central Texas Detention Facility, San Antonio, Texas




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            orrectional Officers Week not only              1                                                                                                              Walking the beat of a correctional officer is             Veteran officers shared expe-
            showed our appreciation to our hard-                                                                                                                           a challenge very few have the integrity and           riences, demonstrated impressive
            working COs, it was also cause to                                                                                                                              heart to do. A correctional officer's reputa-         knowledge of their duties, and
            celebrate the fantastic accomplish-                                                                                                                            tion is easily marred with an escape attempt          amazingly, an uncommon pride in
 ments of the staff at the Aurora/ICE Processing                                                                                                                           or a report of unnecessary use of force               being important contributors to
 Center over the last year.                                                                                                                                                causing injury. There's an indescribable              the training of new officers.
 • The facility received accreditation from the                                                                                                                            sense of accomplishment and worth felt by                 Leaders are not always born to
 American Correctional Association with a score                                                                                                                            a correctional officer who has the ability to         automatically lead. Legacies do
 of 98.6%.                                                                                                                                                                 talk an agitated 250 pound felon into a cell          not always begin with an extraor-
                                                                                                                                                                           without a harsh word.                                 dinary leader. Somewhere in
 • We were audited by the Department of
 Justice and found to be in compliance with all                                                                                                                                We protect our loved ones and those who           between the heart of a person
                                                            2                                                                                                              don't love us. Those who trust us to keep the         who makes a difference, who
 of the standards for the third year in a row.
                                                                                                                                                                           'bad people' behind bars often smirk with dis-        extends a rope, who builds a
 • Our facility was awarded a rating of                                                                                                                                    approval when we pass. Still, amongst those           bridge, there comes a follower, a
 "Excellent" by the contractor, the Bureau of                                                                                                                              society has cast aside, we walk quietly, cer-         person who sees an opportunity
 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE),                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Central Texas Detention Facility’s Cadet Class #198.
                                                                                                                                                                           tain, and with self-appreciation. Our obligation      across a chasm to reach for that
 in its Annual Contractor Performance Report,                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (L-R): CO Samuel Mendez, Cadet Elizabeth Salas, Cadet Raymond
                                                                                                                                                                           as a public servant is longstanding. That obli-       rope, to help build a bridge...and             Berain, Cadet Gerardo Contreras and CO Abram Jabbari.
 otherwise known as a Report Card.                                                                                                                                         gation has etched a defining and perpetuating         thus a legacy is born.
 • Staff members made generous contribu-                                                                                                                                   legacy in time. As with any great and memo-               Correctional officers are not necessarily born to supervise those in custody, but they learn from
 tions to several charitable organizations in the                                                                                                                          rable legacy, there were those who held them-         those who were taught by those who knew how to build a bridge. The greatest responsibility is
 Denver metro area.                                                                                                                                                        selves at a higher standard. Their commitment         not only to ourselves, but to those who serve alongside us behind these walls where the correc-
     In short, the facility had a lot of celebrating                                                                                                                       to serving the public demanded that they hold         tional officer walks quietly, certain, and with great self-appreciation. G
                                                            3
 to do.                                                                                                                                                                    themselves accountable to those who would
                                                                                                                                                                           inevitably walk in their footsteps.
      Correctional Officers Week was kicked off
 with a breakfast for all of the staff employees on                                                                                                                            In-service is a systematic and consistent
 duty, followed by a week filled with contests.                                                                                                                            training method to ensure that correctional offi-                      LOOKING OUT FOR THE CHILDREN
 These consisted of guessing the correct num-                                                                                                                              cers are aware of ethical work standards and
                                                                                                                                                                           procedural changes that will enhance the cor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Boys & Girls Club Will Provide a Valuable Resource
 ber of jellybeans in a jar, fire extinguisher iden-
 tification, free-throw contest, and a baby picture                                                                                                                        rectional environment. This training is intended               by Joanne Crowder, Desert View Modified Community Correctional Facility, Adelanto, California
 contest. The prizes consisted of a choice of                                                                                                                              to motivate staff, assess security issues, and


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I
 days off in a quarter, gift certificates and, of                                                                                                                          improve performance objectives relative to                    n this day and age, we often read or hear about
 course, bragging rights!                                                                                                                                                  maintaining custody and control of those incar-               high crimes involving today's youth. In the high
                                                                                                                                                                           cerated. On the other hand, Pre-Service                       desert of Adelanto, California, Desert View MCCF
     The week ended with a picnic, which includ-                                                                                                                                                                                    has committed to participating in the opening of the
                                                                                                                                                                           Orientation is an introduction of the general
 ed several other contests and more prizes.                                                                                                                                                                                         Boys & Girls Club of Victor Valley in town. This facili-
                                                                                                                                                                           parameters and expectations for working in the
 Officers Mark Wentworth and Jose Diaz won                                                                                                                                                                                          ty will serve the need for our youth to have a positive
                                                                                                                                                                           correctional environment. Can you imagine
 the football toss contest; Detainee Accounts                                                                                                                                                                                       public youth program available to them. Volunteers will
                                                                                                                                                                           combining the two, the old and the new?
 Clerk Carol Deegan won the balloon dart con-                                                                                                                                                                                       serve as mentors for local children and provide lead-
                                                                                                                                                                           Actually, it has been a momentous achieve-
 test; Officer Benito Trujillo won the "chit" toss                                                                                                                                                                                  ership and direction. They will interact with them in var-
                                                                                                                                                                           ment for the Central Texas Detention Facility. It
 contest; Officer Jonathan Minker won the free-                                                                                                                                                                                     ious programs such as arts, crafts, technology, sports
                                                                                                                                                                           was the beginning of a new legacy.
 throw contest in the male category; and Captain                                                                                                                                                                                    and other recreational activities. Also, the Boys &
 Dawn Ceja won the free-throw contest in the                                                                                                                                   "As a cadet, it was good to hear stories and
                                                                                                                                                                           situations from veteran officers to gain insight         Girls Club will serve as a good bonding source for area
 female category. It was a fun-filled occasion                                                                                                                                                                                      youth to meet friends within their own community.
 that will not soon be forgotten! G                         4                                                                                                              as to how the job is really done," stated Pamela
                                                                                                                                                                           DeLeon. "Leaders were born in a classroom                   Thanks go to Desert View staff members who
                                                                                                                                                                           and so was a new legacy. Combining Pre-                  have assisted in this project. John Rosier, Fire &
               CELEBRATING THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS                                                                 AURORA’S SOFTBALL TEAM                                    Service benefited our class by showing us the            Safety Sergeant, has established a bridge between              Desert View's Movers & Shakers. (L-R) Facility
 You can tell from the smiling faces that Aurora’s team is having a great time. (Beginning at the                                                                          experience they had. We learned what to expect           the Desert View facility and administration of the Boys           Administrator Gerardo Acevedo, Business
                                                                                                    As soon as spring comes around, thoughts turn to America's
 top left and following downward, left to right in each photo):                                                                                                            and what not to expect before walking into               & Girls Club of Victor Valley. James Foley, Maintenance Manager Gregory Hillers, Maintenance Technician
                                                                                                    favorite pastime-baseball. In our case, thoughts turned to form-
 1. Lt. John Harrison and Programs Manager Ronita Hajn.                                                                                                                    something we knew nothing about. We saw                  Technician, has been instrumental in organizing a pro-          James Foley, Executive Director of the Boys &
                                                                                                    ing a co-ed softball team to compete in a league. The GEO
 2. Laundry/Supply Officer Tony Rezaie enjoys a slice of watermelon with DOs Mitra Rezaie, and                                                                             bad habits and good," commented Christina                gram to assemble furnishings as a charitable donation         Girls Club of the Victor Valley Merilee Henderson
                                                                                                    Softball Team competes with other softball teams in the Denver
 Kim Andrews.                                                                                                                                                              Campos. "She knows her job and does it very              for this worthy cause. Gregory Hillers, Business                   and Fire & Safety Sergeant John Rosier.
                                                                                                    metro area every Thursday.
                                                                                                                                                                           well. I hope one day someone will say the same           Manager, developed the furniture design which will
 3. The girls gather together: (starting at top right and going clockwise) DO Zerrin Gann, Keefe
                                                                                                    Photo above (L-R): Back Row: Classification Officer Andrew Anderson,   about me," replied Nicole Myers when speak-              be assembled in our workshop. Gerardo Acevedo, Warden and former Boys Club member as
 Commissary Employee Shelly, Payroll Clerk Michelle Bailey, Asst. Business Manager Melody
                                                                                                    Intake Officer Jose Diaz, Field Training Officer DeLisa Hamilton-      ing of an officer. "It was a pretty good feeling to      a youth, was the driving force in initiating this worthwhile contribution to the community. Warden
 Furst, Human Resource Specialist Maria Culbertson, DO Sandra Rivers, & DO Christine Creps.
                                                                                                    Matthews, DO Daniel Vilkofsky, Field Training Officer Mychael          be able to assist the Training Director with             Acevedo's belief in this organization stemmed from his involvement as a youth growing up in
 4. DO Judith Breeden and Business Office Intern Connor Nelson discuss the “chit” toss rules.
                                                                                                    Henderson, DO Ronald Texiera, Training Director Tonya Andrews and      incoming cadets," stated Officer Robert                  Chicago. Hopefully, Desert View's contribution to the children of this community will create a
 Above right: Ready to Party (L-R) Back Row: Warden Jerry Alexander, Training Director Tonya
                                                                                                    DO Welton Harris. Front Row: Captain Dawn Ceja, DO Winston             Washburn. "I learned a lot myself and the                better environment for both them and their parents. G
 Andrews, Food Services Manager Kimberly Washington, Business Office Intern Connor Nelson,
                                                                                                    Walters, Detainee Accounts Clerk Carol Deegan, and Payroll Clerk       cadets really seem to listen to us," said Officer
 and Classification Officer Andrew Anderson. Front Row: Fire/Safety/ACA Manager Sandra
                                                                                                    Michelle Bailey.                                                       Michelle Woodward.
 Conrad, Captain Dawn Ceja, Lt. Kevin Martin, and Lt. Michelle Lyons-Orman.


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    BUILDING FACILITY & COMMUNITY BONDS                                                                                                                                                       SANTA ROSA’S FAMILY CONCEPT
                Golden State/Central Valley Presented with Award of Appreciation                                                                                                       Guadalupe’s Uniqueness Allows Them the Luxury of Carrying the Team Concept to the Next Level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                by Liz Tapi & Rebecca Hatch, Guadalupe County Correctional Facility, Santa Rosa, New Mexico
                            by Anna Vlahos, Golden State & Central Valley Modified Community Correctional Facilities, McFarland, California




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              he Golden State/Central Valley


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                                                                                                                                           A donation of $1,000.00 was                     hat is a Team? Webster's dictionary
            employees have been very busy                                                                                                  presented to the City of                        describes a team as "a number of
            recently doing a number of things that                                                                                         McFarland for the town's first                  persons associated together in
            not only brought recognition to our                                                                                            annual Cinco De Mayo Parade                     work or activity," or "a group on one
 staff, but to our facility in the community.                                                                                              which is organized by the city's   side." The dictionary describes the fundamen-
                                                                                                                                           teachers and students. (L-R)       tals of a team, and yes, the Guadalupe County
    Correctional Officers Week was celebrated                                                                                              McFarland High School Vice         Correctional Facility (GCCF) expands on this
 in early May and the facilities had several                                                                                               Principal James Danahue,           meaning everyday.
 socials and team building activities, culminating                                                                                         Assistant Warden of Security-
 in a barbeque for all staff with a recognition                                                                                            Golden State Steve Garza,             Our officers and staff show heroism and
 ceremony for our employees of the month and                                                                                               Deputy Warden Golden               compassion for each other. They come to each
                                                                                                                                           State/Central Valley Anna          other's aid any time, any day. Since Santa Rosa
 quarter. Congratulations goes out to the staff
                                                                                                                                           Vlahos, student Janet Bravo,       is a small town, word travels fast and when
 who were recognized with these awards: Oata
                                                                                                                                           Warden Golden State/Central        anyone is in need because of medical issues,
 Lolani, Alfredo Manzano, Deanna Vickers,
                                                                                                                                           Valley Chris Strickland, high      family emergencies, tragedies or whatever the
 Pacita Tafalla, Gilbert Sanchez and Oscar                                                                                                 school teacher Mayela Bujanda-     case may be, GCCF is ready to provide any
 Aguilar.                                                                                                                                  Medina, students Blanca Nunez,     type of assistance. Fundraisers are set up;
                                                                                                                                           Rocil Bravo, and Flor Cota.        donations are made and the staff is always
                                                                                                                                                                              very supportive when it comes to community
                                                                                                                                                                              involvement.
                                                             Also, in early May, we were approached by           choose. Making the awards on behalf of the
                                                         the City of McFarland and the local high school         facilities were Lt. Lorraine Melendez and her                    GCCF is definitely a team, not only in a cri-  Santa Rosa’s K-9 Team is a close knit family who watch out for each other and their dogs...and their dogs watch
                                                         to donate funds to help with the city's first annu-     husband, the Honorable Rafael Melendez, who                  sis situation, but always. In our business, we              out for each of them. (L-R) K-9 Officer Richard Anaya, K-9 Gerri, Officer Daniel Burguete,
                                                                                                                                                                              become very close to our co-workers. It's like            Officer Steven Griego, Officer Enrique Sena, Sergio Gallegos, Officer Ricky Blea, Officer Vicente
                                                         al Cinco De Mayo Parade. We were glad to                is the Mayor of McFarland.
                                                                                                                                                                              having a second family. Everyone comes togeth-         Martinez, Sergeant Cedric Gauna, Officer Paul Chavez, Sergeant Ben Rael, Sergeant Michael Gauna,
                                                         oblige as these types of events foster a greater            On June 8, 2005, the facilities donated five                                                                                                  K-9 Officer Justin Rodgers and K-9 Rocky.
                                                                                                                                                                              er. No one will ever be left unguarded. Day-to-
                                                         camaraderie within the community                        computers to the McFarland Unified School                    day, everyone goes about their business and
                                                             A $1,000.00 check was presented to the              District. Local McFarland resident and Golden                gets their jobs done, but when one goes through a crises, everyone goes through that crises. When one hurts, everyone hurts. GCCF is proud of
                                                         high school Mecha Club (see photo above) that           State's Assistant Warden, Steve Garza, was                   our facility, our staff, our management and our community. Yes, we describe it as "ours" because we are and will always be a "Team." G
                                                         was organizing the parade and other festivi-            on hand to make the presentation at the school
                                                         ties throughout the weekend. Our donation was           board meeting. He, in turn, was presented with
                                                         greatly appreciated and the parade and festiv-          an Award of Appreciation for Golden
                                                         ities were a hit and will continue for many years       State/Central Valley facilities for our continued                Angela Delaney Receives Scott Comstock Scholarship
                                                         to come.                                                efforts to promote educational technology to                                        by Bob Cox, Lockhart Work Program Facility, Lockhart, Texas                               Did You Know That?
                                                             In the middle of May, the facilities were           assist the students of McFarland.
 Photo above: The Peace Officers Week barbeque was                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Drinking two glasses of


                                                                                                                                                                              W
  held on May 4, 2005. (L-R): Food Service Manager       involved in the scholarship award ceremonies                So whether it is in our institutions or outside                     arden Richard Clark                                          Scott Comstock was one of                Gatorade can relieve headache
    Percy Robinson, Deputy Warden Anna Vlahos,           for the McFarland High School. On May 19,               in the community, the staff of the Golden State                         recognized Angela                                        the early wardens at the                     pain almost immediately — without
 Receiving and Release Lieutenant. Anita Urquizo, and    2005, five deserving senior students were each          and Central Valley facilities continues to promote                      Delaney's academic                                       Lockhart facility and after his              the unpleasant side effects caused by tra-
               Warden Chris Strickland.                  awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship to help in the          positive relations that have made us a great                 efforts as he awarded her the                                       untimely death from cancer, a                ditional "pain relievers."
                                                         pursuit of their educational dreams. This is an         civic partner in the past and for many years to              Scott Comstock Scholarship.                                         scholarship was set up in his
                                                                                                                                                                              Angela Delaney is the daugh-                                        name to give five graduating                 • Before you head to the drugstore for a
                                                         annual donation from the facilities and we had          come. G                                                                                                                                                                       high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious
  Photo below: Staff members from Golden State and                                                                                                                            ter of Jim Delaney, who has                                         seniors in the Lockhart-Luling
                                                         many wonderful applicants from which to                                                                                                                                                                                               chemicals, try chewing on a couple of
   Central Valley wait to be served at the barbeque.                                                                                                                          been teaching at the Lockhart                                       area a $1,000.00 scholarship.
                                                                                                                                                                              Facility for 12 years. During all                                   Most of the recipients are the               curiously strong Altoids peppermints.
                                                                                                                                                                              the excitement surrounding                                          children or grandchildren of                 They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
                                                                                                                 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS                                          his daughter's graduation, Mr.                                      employees at the facility.                   • Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vine-
                                                                                                                                                                              Delaney was himself honored         Warden Richard Clark presents      Angela has received almost                gar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 table-
                                                                                                                 Five $1,000 scholarships were presented to five senior                                           the Scott Comstock Scholarship                                               spoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the
                                                                                                                                                                              by the Education Department                                        $38,000.00 in scholarship
                                                                                                                 students from McFarland High School at the                   as the Co-Teacher of the Year.      to Angela Delaney, daughter of                                               bacteria.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 money and plans to attend
                                                                                                                 scholarship ceremony on Thursday May 19, 2005. (L-           According to Jim, "I had no        Jim Delaney who was named Co-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Baylor University in Waco, Texas              • Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-
                                                                                                                 R) Golden State's Lt. Lorraine Melendez with her             idea that I was even being con-          Teacher of the Year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 in the fall. Angela participated in           Seltzer. Just dissolve two tablets in a glass
                                                                                                                 husband, Rafael Melendez, the Honorable Mayor of             sidered for Teacher of the Year                                    the Advanced Placement pro-                   of water and drink it at the onset of the
                                                                                                                 the City of McFarland. Students Sarah Medina will            and with all the preparations for Angela's grad- gram at her high school in Luling and already                   symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminat-
                                                                                                                 pursue a pre-med education; Lisete Villarreal wants to       uation, I had been too busy to think about any- has 12 hours of college credit. Angela won                       ing urinary tract infections almost instant-
                                                                                                                 go into criminal justice; Maria Abundis will follow a        thing else." He and his wife, Barbara, are both many awards this past year. She was chosen to                    ly — even though the product has never
                                                                                                                 liberal studies path; Daniel Robles will also pursue pre-    teachers with many years of experience be drum major for the band, won first place in                            advertised for this use.
                                                                                                                 med. Jessica Garcia, who wishes to enter the nursing         between them and are so proud of their daugh- two UIL competitions and was recognized for
                                                                                                                 profession, was not present for the photo.                   ter who graduated fourth in her class.               her performance in a UIL one-act play. G                                More next issue.



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   LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
                    (continued from page 5)




               More photos on pages 4-5
         Photo captions are left to right across the row.

   Row One: George and Donna Zoley. Frank Elo,
   Richard Clark, Tommy Douberley. Ron
   Champion,     Stephen     Korabie,       Pieter
   Bezuidenhout, George Zoley, Alfred Makgaila,
   John Myers, Walter MacGowan, Don Keens.
   Stephen Korabie, Alfred Makgaila. Priscella and
   Eugene Miles. Martin and Ramona McDaniel.

   Row Two: George Zoley with daughter, Holly
   Meehan. David McComis, Brett and Sherry
   Bement, Greg Skeens. George Gintoli, Jorge
   and Virginia Dominicis, Dr. Debra Kirsch, Sal
   Barbera. Don Houston, Jonathon Dobre. James
   Killen, Elizabeth Sterling. Delores and Jerry
   Alexander.

   Row Three: Mary Maher, Jerry O'Rourke,
   Jordan DeLong (Mary’s daughter). Gary
   Rowden, Randy Blanton, Gary Templeton, Ernest
   Gremillion. Pablo Paez, John Hurley, Rosa
   Suarez. Ron Maddux, Darryl Anderson. Chuck
   Lister, Robert Bradshaw. John and Ana
   Crowther, Wanda Wilson. Maggie Nagoda, Rick
   Tilelli.

   Row Four: Erasmo Bravo, Neil Schwartzman,
   John Campbell. Alfred and Grace Makgaila. Dr.
   Glenn Johnson. Ron and Patricia Nardolillo.
   Noelle McCarthy, Kathy Chiarello. Ed and Lainie
   Wright. Mary and Paul Martin.

   Row Five: John Bulfin, Wayne Calabrese, Joey
   Bulfin. Paul and Mary Martin, Laura and Tom
   Boyer. John and Gail Myers, Wayne Calabrese,
   George Zoley, Board of Directors members Anne
   Forman and Norman Carlson. Brian Evans.
   Dayton Poppell, Lori Reeves. Butch and
   Maureen Head.

   Row Six: Chris Watt, Gary Rowden, David
   Forrest. Sharla Terrell, Lauren Kroger, Wendy
   Dunegan. Sherry and Brett Bement. Gail and
   Tim Youngbluth. Bernie and Gail Ellis.




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                                                     Surviving and Thriving                                                                                                    PRACTICE DRILLS MAKE TEAM READY FOR ANY CRISIS
    Living Through a Traumatic Experience                                                                                                                                          Val Verde’s Security Staff Has a Combined Total of 356 Years in the Criminal Justice System
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           by David Wisdom, Val Verde Correctional Facility, Del Rio, Texas
                                    by Deputy Warden Willie Williams, Marshall County Correctional Facility, Holly Springs, Mississippi




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             he Merriam-Webster Collegiate                                                                                                                                               e at Val Verde Correctional Facility
          Dictionary defines Post Trauma                                                                                                                                                 (VVCF) in Del Rio, Texas have cho-
          Syndrome as a psychological reac-                                                                                                                                              sen for this third quarter to recog-
          tion occurring after a highly stressful                                                                                                                                        nize our Security Staff. First, we
 event that is usually characterized by one's                                                                                                                              recognize Deputy Warden Mark L. Scott since
 behavioral state (mental or emotional stress or                                                                                                                           he served as Chief of Security from the time he
 physical injury).                                                                                                                                                         joined this facility in October 2000 until he was
    Traumatic events are a part of life. People all                                                                                                                        promoted to Deputy Warden in July 2004.
 over the world experience a traumatic event                                                                                                                               Deputy Warden Scott has 22 years in the crim-
 sometime in their life. The experience can range                                                                                                                          inal justice system. His service and devotion to
 from disabling incidents to the death of a loved                                                                                                                          duty are in keeping with the highest traditions
 one or co-worker.                                                                                                                                                         of The GEO Group. Deputy Warden Scott
                                                                                                                                                                           always goes that one step beyond for assurance
                               Priscilla Daly, Assistant                                                                                                                   of a job well done.
                               Regional Director for                                                                                                                           Next in line is Major Christopher Martinez
                               Region 1 for Texas
                                                                                                                                                                           who has served faithfully over the years as
                               Department of Criminal
                                                             Employees from Marshall County and East Mississippi Correctional Facilities gathered for a two day training   Senior Captain. He was promoted to Major in
                               Justice, as well as the
                                                               session, presentation and group discussions on helping others deal with traumatic events in their lives.    October 2004, a promotion that was well                Group supervisors. (L-R) Front Row: Major Christopher Martinez (civvies), Lt. John Gwynne, Capt. Guillermo
                               Region 1/Post Trauma
                               Coordinator, conducted
                                                                                                                                                                           deserved. Major Martinez has 11 years in the             Mijares, Capt.Raul mallen Sr., Capt. Luciano Reyes, Capt. Manuel Pena, Capt. Jose Tovar. Lt. Alejandro
                               the two-day Post Trama                                                                                                                      Criminal Justice System. He is fully involved in        Estrada, Lt. Rosario Esquivel. Back Row: Lt. zenon De Los Santos, Lt. Raul Mallen Jr., Lt. Mario Perez, Lt.
                                                           the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The training was conducted at the Marshall facility. There            all phases of security including volunteer serv-                                 Ricardo Martinez, Lt. Gerardo Esquivel, Lt. Jesus Garcia.
                               Course held at the
                                                           were 34 participants from Marshall and five from East Mississippi. Ms. Daley emphasized the effects             ices. He heads up a security staff of six captains
                               MCCF.
                                                           of traumatic incidents and the importance of recognizing the symptoms and providing the appro-                  and nine lieutenants with a total of 110 years       resulted to a professional and timely response in real life situations. The fact that all of these drills
                                                           priate post trauma support. The course was designed for managers, supervisors, personnel and                    experience. The captains: Kevin Belt, Raul           are well planned, occur without warning and are performed realistically, lead to well-trained secu-
     Why is it important for the workplace to con-
                                                           all those who need to provide appropriate support to individuals or groups of people who have                   Mallen, Sr., Guillermo Mijares, Manuel Pena,         rity teams…yes, we at Val Verde Correctional Facility are in a constant state of readiness, up-
 sider trauma response? Because the concerns
                                                           been involved in, or witnessed, traumatic incidents of any kind.                                                Luciano Reyes and Jose Tovar. The lieutenants:       to-the-minute, to meet any situation that may occur and to handle that situation professionally
 and welfare of the employees is important and
 the staff is our most important resource, as                 The training was very informative and effective and the staff at Marshall is in the process of               Zenon De Los Santos, Gerardo Esqivel,                and in a timely manner. I know that each facility within The GEO Group has the "best" security
 emphasized by Warden Lepher Jenkins who                   developing support teams and lead staff to better respond to these types of situations. G                       Rosario Esquivel, Alejandro Estrada, Jesus           teams and we are thankful for that, however, we at Val Verde Correctional Facility do have "the
 stated, "Bad things happen when you deal with                                                                                                                             Garcia, John Gwynne, Raul Mallen, Jr., Ricardo       best" actually. G
 bad people. Sometimes these bad things                                                                                                                                    Martinez and Mario Perez. There are 198 cor-
 involve injury and even death. However, it does                                                                                                                           rectional officers including seven CERT team
                                                                 REEVES’ WARDENS FLIP TO SHOW APPRECIATION                                                                 members with a total accumulated experience               SPINNING FOR SAFETY
 not take death for people to be seriously impact-
 ed in their lives. If an employer recognizes the                          by Ramona McDaniel, Reeves County Detention Complex I & II, Pecos, Texas                        of 224 years for a grand total of 356 years expe-      by Rosalie Knoll, Western Region Detention Facility,
 aforementioned issues, it will become obvious                                                                                                                             rience in the criminal justice system.                               San Diego, California



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 that attention needs to be paid to the impact of                      uring the month of                                                                                      There is no real "beginning" location for


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   S
 these events on the business and to the people                        May,         Reeves                                                                                 security; however, one could say security begins              afety has become a way of thinking for
 in the business. By taking some time at the                           County Detention                                                                                    in the parking lot where all activities are con-              employees at the Western Region
 front end to plan for                                       Complex I, II & III celebrated                                                                                tinually monitored by security cameras.                       Detention Facility in San Diego. After
 preventing or mini-                                         National         Correctional                                                                                    Then at the front gate where all entrants            two years of a successful Safety Bingo pro-
 mizing traumatic                                            Officers Week with a cook-                                                                                    must identify themselves while being monitored          gram, the facility implemented Wheel of
 events, and for                                                                                                                                                           by security cameras. Next are the metal detec-          Fortune to award prizes for each pay period
                                                             out. The executive staff from
 responding when                                                                                                                                                           tors and finally, a physical search by the front        in which we do not incur a workers comp
                                                             both facilities got together
 they occur, much of                                                                                                                                                       lobby security correctional officer. Even if an         claim. So far, 2005 has reflected the safety
                                                             and cooked hamburgers for                                                                                                                                             awareness from employees as we have had
 the negative impact                                                                                                                                                       insect gets through the safety supervisor later
 of such events can                                          both the day and evening                                                                                                                                              four out of five months with no reportable                   (L-R) CO Scott Hamman won a $50 gift
                                                                                                                                                                           sprays it.
 be mitigated".                                              shifts. The night shift had                                                                                                                                           accidents.                                                 certificate for groceries. The “Wheel” was the
                                                             pizza delivered to them. The                                                                                      Our security team undergoes constant train-                                                                            brain child of Nate Allen (right).
     On March 24-25,                                                                                                                                                       ing. We have several fire drills each week per              The idea for Wheel of Fortune was pre-
 2005, employees at                                          facilities have a total of                                                                                                                                            sented to the Safety Committee by our Chief
                                                             approximately 500 employ-                                                                                     shift. The average response time is four minutes
 the Marshall County                                                                                                                                                                                                               of Security, Nate Allen. Prizes offered include       addition, each month without a claim allows
                                                                                                                                                                           six seconds. Our fire drills are realistic in that
 Correctional Facility                                       ees. Boy…was that a lot of                                                                                                                                            gift certificates for movies, restaurants, gro-       us to select another employee to have a
                                                                                                                                                                           we sometimes have a person behind locked
 and East Mississippi                                        hamburgers! The wardens                                                                                                                                               cery stores, gasoline, shopping centers, and          bonus spin. The Safety Committee credits the
                                                                                                                                                                           doors with artificial smoke. The team must then
 Correctional Facility       Warden Jenkins staunchly        didn't mind cooking for the                                                                                                                                           various other businesses. Cash prizes of              employees for providing suggestions for a
                                                                                                                                                                           secure the backup keys to free the person
 attended a two-day         supports having procedures       staff, even though it was                  (L-R) Waylon Gary, Quality Assurance R-1; Tony Garcia,                                                                     $25, $50, $75 and $100 are also available.            safer work environment. Rewarding employ-
                                                                                                                                                                           trapped and extinguish the fire. We practice
 post trauma training        in place and trained per-       about 104 degrees outside                        Warden R-1; Martin McDaniel, Warden R-3;                                                                             Each eligible pay period, a lucky employee's          ees with prizes helps to keep worker comp
                                                                                                                                                                           bomb threats, escape situations, medical emer-
 course presented by          sonnel available to deal                                                           Onfre Fernandez, Asst. Warden R-1.                                                                                name is randomly picked to take a spin. In            claims and costs down. G
                                                             with no shade trees in sight. G                                                                               gencies. All drills are conducted in an orderly,
 Ms Pricilla Daly from         with traumatic events.
                                                                                                                                                                           professional and timely manner, which have


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                                                                                                                                                              THE CENTRAL REGIONAL COOK-OFF
                                                                                                                                                              Winners Now Qualify for the National BBQ Championship
                                                                                                                                                              by David Hargrave, Coke County Juvenile Justice Center, Bronte, Texas




                                                                                                                                           T
                                                                                                                                                       he Central Region’s Annual             2005: The Third Annual GEO—Tom               facilities in the Central Region with hopes
                                                                                                                                                      Cook-Off has become quite the       Corlette Memorial Ball & Chain Cook-Off          of having a GEO-wide event in the near
                                                                                                                                                      competition. Here’s a bit of it’s   was held April 29-30, 2005, at the San           future. G            Note: Head Cook = (HC)
                                                                                                                                                      history.                            Angelo State Park. Ten teams represent-
                                                                                                                                               2003: Jerry Light, Central Region IT       ing nine regional facilities attended and
                                                                                                                                           Manager, started the WCC Ball & Chain          raised over $1,000 for the AHA.                                                                    1st Place : Grand Champion Trophy
                                                                                                                                           Cook-Off. The First Annual Ball & Chain             The Lone Star BBQ Association rep-                                                         presented to Jerry Light-Blaze of Glory-
                                                                                                                                           Cook-Off was held at the Fort Richardson       resentative, Robert Perry, was the Head                                                             by Warden Brett Bement (on left).
                                                                                                                                           State Park in Jacksboro, Texas. It was         Judge, thus providing a professional and
                                                                                                                                           decided that the Grand Prize winner each       fair opportunity for all the teams, as well as
                                                                                                                                           year would host the next year's event.         authorizing the event to be endorsed by
                                                                                                                                           Food entries included brisket, pork ribs,      The Lone Star BBQ Society. This quali-
                                                                                                                                           chicken, chili, beans and Dutch oven           fied the top three meat winners to partici-
                                                                                                                                           dessert. The very talented and expert          pate in the National BBQ Championship
                                                                                                                                           "Smoke Master," Jerry Light, won the           Cook-Off in Meridian, Texas. Mr. Perry also
                                                                                                                                           Grand Champion trophy (though there was        donated over $170.00 to the AHA.                           Coke County - Eat My Smoke
                                                                                                                                           some idle chatter because Jerry was using                                                             (L-R) Steve Ehl, Margaret Griffith
                                                                                                                                                                                          The top three teams this year were:                                 and Jody Kelly (HC).
                                                                                                                                           his own spreadsheet and laptop to calcu-
                                                                                                                                           late the scores. Some say it was rigged).         1st Place: Blaze of Glory from the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Central Regional Office—Jerry Light, Head
                                                                                                                                               All joking aside, Jerry won fair and       Cook.
                                                                                                                                           square and also won the honors of spon-                                                                                                                      2nd Place : Coke County
                                                                                                                                           soring the next Cook-Off. Ten Central             2nd Place: Smokin’ with a Stacked                                                                  - Smokin' With a Stacked Deck -
                                                                                                                                           Region facilities contributed donations and    Deck from Coke County—David Hargrave,                                                            Brett Bement, David Hargrave (HC).
                                                                                                                                           eight teams participated. Over $1,000 was      Head Cook.
                                                                                                                                           raised for the "Friends of Fort Richardson,"      3rd Place: Miles & Miles of Texas from
                                                                                                                                           the charity of choice by the Grand             NTISF, Fort Worth—Eugene Miles, Head
                          This advertisement was brought to you by...                                                                      Champion.                                      Cook.
                                                                                                                                                2004: The Second Annual Cook-Off              The judges felt that the final decisions
                   THE RESIDENTS OF CCJJC                                                                 CENTRAL REGION
                                                                                                                                           brought changes. Proudly we dropped the
                                                                                                                                           name WCC and inserted GEO. With heavy
                                                                                                                                                                                          were tough and all the teams did an excel-
                                                                                                                                                                                          lent job.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Allen - Cajun Kookers
    Service-Learning Grant Program Brings New Learning Experiences                                                                         hearts, we added, "Tom Corlette Memorial
                     by Michael Bohensky, Coke County Juvenile Justice Center, Bronte, Texas
                                                                                                          THROWS ITS HAT                   Cook-Off" in honor of the Central Regional
                                                                                                                                                                                               The cook-off is not only a competition,
                                                                                                                                                                                          but a chance to meet and socialize with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (L-R) Mark Estes, Selton Manuel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (HC) and Terry Langley.
                                                                                                                                           HR Director who passed away that year.         other GEO employees and their families.
                                                                                                            IN THE RING!                   The new event’s name unraveled as the          Everything from Zydeco music and craw-



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             isitors and tourists will enjoy a          have prepared holiday baskets for the nurs-
                                                                                                                                           "Second Annual GEO—Tom Corlette                fish etouffée to "Buffalo Butts" (bacon
            new introduction when they drive            ing home and have grown plants for the                                             Memorial Ball & Chain Cook-Off." The                                                                                                                          3rd Place : North Texas
                                                                                                                                                                                          wrapped chicken breast with jalapeño in
            into Bronte, Texas. Over the past           community. Projects from the program range           and challenges the            American Heart Association (AHA) was           the middle) was available for sampling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      - Miles & Miles of Texas -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (L-R) Maria Diaz, Jeanie Rooks,
            two years, the city of Bronte and           from constructing metal tables for the Bronte       Eastern and Western            chosen as the charity in memory of Tom         while teams mingled and met each other.                                                                           Eugene Miles (HC).
 the residents at Coke County Juvenile                  Park to making Easter bunnies for the local                                        Corlette. With the assistance of the           All in all, it was just downright fun!
 Justice Center (CCJJC), have been work-                nursing home. The residents in the program          GEO Group Regions              Sanders Estes Unit in Venus, Texas, Jerry
                                                                                                                                                                                               To those in the Central Region, please                                                                                    Photo at Left:
                                                                                                                                           hosted the second event at the Cleburne                                                                                                               Lawton - Natural Borne Grillers
 ing together to create and design a slogan             also provided an open-house for the com-                                                                                          start planning on attending the Fourth
                                                                                                                                           State Park. Nine teams representing six                                                                                                                 (L-R) Landas Spencer, Rocky
 for the signs that greet people when they              munity at CCJJC last October. This event                                                                                          Annual Cook-Off. Jerry Light will again
                                                                                                          The Central Region               facilities in the region attended and raised                                                                                                          Hidrogo(HC), Tom Schoolfield,
 enter town.                                            hosted a lunch and tour of the facility for the                                                                                   host the 2006 Cook-Off due to "smoking"
                                                                                                                                           $700 for the AHA. The Coke County                                                                                                                                   and Leslye Jones.
                                                                                                          would     like    to                                                            the competition (pardon the pun). Details
     After a preliminary design was formu-              community. Each visitor was given a pump-                                          Caballeros won the Grand Champion tro-
                                                                                                                                                                                          will follow as they are developed. Let's                 4th Place: Karnes - Shut Up and Cook
                                                        kin for Halloween that had been painted by        extend     a                     phy and the honors of hosting the 2005
 lated, the residents at CCJJC helped put the                                                                                                                                             make this 100% participation by all the                 (L-R) Back Row: Brian Jenkins, CJ &           Val Verde - BorderLine Smokers
                                                        a resident in Service-Learning.                                                    Cook-Off.
 finishing touches on the signs. Lamar                                                                    challenge to                                                                                                                        Fred Currie, Waymon Barry, Glen Reisel              (L-R) Back Row: John Adams,
 Advertising helped provide graphic design                 The Service-Learning Grant has enabled                                                        Lockhart - Lockhart Pitt Bosses              Bridgeport - Bar-B-Q Bandits                   (HC). Front Row: Nancy Hinojosa,         Isidro Avalos, Elsa Reyes, Luciano
                                                                                                          the Eastern and
                                                                                                                                                      (L-R) Jill Burrows, Vicki Massey,              (L-R) Don Erwin, Sandi Erwin,            Trisha Hinojosa, Jeremy Hinojosa, Diana              Reyes (HC), Frank Luevano.
 tips for the residents at the facility. A power-       the Bronte Independent School District to         Western Regions to estab-                                                                                                              Cruz, Nicholas De Los Santos, Bertha          Front Row: Anna Maree Adams,
                                                                                                                                                 Wendell Massey, Roy Goss (HC), Brian               Terry Alvey (HC), Tim Roberts.
 point presentation helped guide the resi-              purchase and install a computerized, self                                                           R. Swift and Brian G. Swift.                                                                   Martinez and Melissa Garcia.       Katherine Adams and Isaac Reyes.
                                                                                                          lish annual cook-offs. The top
 dents in finding the best representation for           paced educational program. This allows
 the billboards. The presentation and work              each resident to work towards his diploma         four winners from each region
 with Lamar Advertising motivated some of               at his own pace.                                  would then compete for a GEO
 the residents at CCJJC to pursue careers in               This summer, CCJJC students finished           Championship Cook-Off spon-
 graphic arts while creating a visible benefit          a three year project of writings and drawings     sored by the Corporate Office.
 for the city and all visitors who enter Bronte.        compiled from residents in the facility. The
   The residents at CCJJC have contributed              booklets were made available to the com-
 many projects through the Service-Learning             munity at the end of June. G
 Grant Program. Service-Learning residents



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                                                                                                                                                                                         LEA’S TC YOUTH AWARENESS PROGRAM
   Lawrenceville Helps DOC
   Raise Funds for Employee                                                                                                                                                            COMMUNICATES THE REALITY OF PRISON LIFE
      Assistance Program                                                                                                                                                                                          by Mike Kebodeaux, Lea County Correctional Facility, Hobbs, New Mexico
    by Tiffany Moody, Lawrenceville Correctional
            Center, Lawrenceville, Virginia                                                                                                                                             he Lea County Correctional          Inmate participants must have successfully



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            n Tuesday May 17, 2005,
            Lawrenceville Correctional Center
            (LVCC) and Brunswick Correctional
                                                                                                                                                                      T                 Facility's (LCCF) Therapeutic
                                                                                                                                                                                        Community       (TC)
                                                                                                                                                                                        Awareness Program (YAP) is a
                                                                                                                                                                      community outreach service to Lea County
                                                                                                                                                                      Schools and all surrounding area youth pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Youth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            completed the TC program and be currently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            assigned as a cadre.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The tour begins with a facility orientation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and security brief that covers prison life, gang
  Center sponsored a golf tournament for the                                                                                                                                                                                affiliation and appropriated participant behavior
  Virginia Department of Corrections                                                                                                                                  grams. The YAP objectives are to communi-             before entering the main facility. Groups are
  Employee Assistance Fund. The fund was                                                                                                                              cate the consequences and reality of prison           then escorted through the main facility under
  established to assist Virginia Department of                                                                                                                        life in association with substance abuse and/or       strict observation to the TC unit for a quick tour
  Corrections employees who suffer a serious                                                                                                                          related criminal acts, delinquent behavior, and       before group sessions begin. Each group ses-
  crisis that results in financial hardship. Since                                                                                                                    gang affiliation. The program goals are to break      sion last from one to three hours depending on
  its inception, more than $82,000 has been                                                                                                                           down barriers and open honest lines of com-           the specific requirements of the kids. TC staff
  dispensed by the DOC Employee                                                                                                                                       munication between youth participants and their       and inmates interact with the youth by breaking    TC Director Mike Kebodeaux speaks to a class on the
  Assistance Fund to help more than 100                                                                                                                               parents, teachers, caseworkers, and/or coun-          down barriers and implementing empathetic           consequences of a life of crime. Selectively screened
  employees or their families during times of          Lawrenceville Correctional Center celebrated Staff Appreciation Week May 9-13. During the                      selors.                                               communication. To close, the tour groups return    and trained inmates tell the youth of their experiences
  crisis. LVCC employees are eligible to par-          course of the week, the employees enjoyed such treats as ice cream, cake, pizza, sub sandwiches,                   From the program's inception in January           to the front of the facility for a debriefing and     in prison and what led them to their downfall.
  ticipate in the program and have received            pizza, chicken and fish. There also was a drawing held for a gas card. The event was sponsored                 2000 to now, we've had a total of 82 tours that       question/answer process to evaluate the pro-
  over $3,000 in assistance during the past            by the Employee Committee. Pictured above: staff take time out for a group photo for the                       included 1,600 plus youth participants from 18        gram's effectiveness and challenge the youths to set new life goals. When available the K-9 offi-
  year.                                                GEOworld. (L-R): Tiffany Moody, Marilyn Shaw, Pam Jackson, Chris Watt, Ernie Dixon, Shannon                    different agencies, institutions or organizations     cers will end the tour with a demonstration.
      The event was held at the Lake Gaston            Marston, Warden Ed Wright, Dr. James O'Keefe, Gregory Kellett, Steve Waibel, Windy Beck,                       in New Mexico and West Texas. Each program               The following TC staff are recognized for volunteering time and effort toward the success of
  Golf Club and had over 100 participants.             Michael Bradley, Dr. Nazdenah Zahadat, James Bowersock, Jay Lombardo and Starr Temple.                         is presented through the combined efforts of the      our youth awareness program: Ken Dove, Dan Hutchison, Elisabeth Zuniga, and Jessica
  LVCC staff manned the registration desk                                                                                                                             wardens, therapeutic community staff, security        Barrientes. G
  and provided a special beverage cart for                                                                                                                            department, canine unit and LCCF inmates.
  the golfers. Mr. Gene Johnson, Director of                                                                                                                              The end of school year 2004/2005 brought
  the Virginia Department of Corrections, was                                                                                                                         exciting challenges to the program following a
  a participant in the tournament along with                                                                                                                          renewed effort by Warden James Janecka, TC                             REEVES III HONORS NATIONAL
  Elliott Sadler, driver of the #38 M&M                                                                                                                               Director Mike Kebodeaux and TC Supervisor
  NASCAR, and staff from the GEO's Eastern                                                                                                                            Ken Dove. This effort significantly increased                             VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK
  Region.                                                                                                                                                             the interest from many of the schools and                               by Vanessa Simmons, Reeves County Detention Complex III, Pecos, Texas
     The winning team's score was a 17                                                                                                                                required us to provide YAP services to over


                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A
  under par 55 shot by Nanci Bell, Cliff Stone,                                                                                                                       300 youths during the last few weeks of this                   s part of National Victim's Rights Week, Reeves County Detention Complex III, along
  CB Matthews and Cliff Allen.                                                                                                                                        school year. In addition, several schools have                 with Arizona facilities, joined in recognizing the victims of crime during the week of April
                                                          (L-R) Kim Jennings, C/Os Linda        (L-R) Kim Jennings, Assistant    (L-R) Tiffany Moody, Pam Jackson,
    The event raised over $6,000 for the                 Mayo, Alasthesia Curry and Mary       Warden Kenneth Dubose, Yvonne       Shannon Marston and Marilyn        already made requests for tours during the up-                 10-16. On April 13th, the facility planted an Arizona ash tree at its entrance which was
  VADOC Employee Assistance Fund. G                      Staten scoop up their just desserts   Patillo and Bernice Coleman man    Shaw smile at the camera during     coming school year 2005/2006.                           donated by the Pecos Tree Board. This tree stands in remembrance of the many victims of
                                                         during Staff Appreciation Week.                the serving line.            Staff Appreciation Week.             The YAP is normally presented in the actu-          crime. It also serves as a reminder to all staff, as they enter RCDC III, that first and foremost,
                                                                                                                                                                      al prison setting under strict staff supervision        the duty of all corrections employees is to protect the public. G
                                                                                                                                                                      for the safety and security of all participants
       THE CREATIONS OF LAWTON’S CABINETMAKING                                                                                                                        involved. TC staff manage the half day pro-
                                                                                                                                                                      gram with assistance from pre-approved TC
        CLASS ARE VISIBLE AROUND THE COMMUNITY                                                                                                                        inmates. Inmate participants are selectively
                      by Patricia Kayser, Lawton Correctional Facility, Lawton, Oklahoma                                                                              screened within stringent guidelines. All YAP TC
                                                                                                                                                                      staff and inmate participants are trained in pro-
                                                                                                                                                                      gram policy/procedures, ethics and conduct.

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         awton Correctional Facility (LCF) has gone through many positive changes since open-
         ing in 1998. One of these is in our Hobby Shop. Applauded for his accountability and orga-
         nizational skills is Mr. Ernest Nieto. Since February 2001, Mr. Nieto has gone from Tool                                                                     One of the many youth groups who attend the program
  Control Officer to Hobby Shop Foreman and is currently supervising the cabinetmaking vo-tech                                                                             gather outside the facility for their picture.
  class. Inmates who enjoy hands-on work find this class very appealing.
     Tutors are not hard to find. "We are blessed to have past graduates who want to continue
  working in this area," said Mr. Nieto. The students must pass a safety test prior to working with
  power tools of any kind. Upon completion of 960 hours of classroom training, a certificate is
  received with 80 earned credits.                                                                                                Ernest Nieto shows off one of
     According to Mr. Nieto, "We are fortunate to have inmates who have fresh ideas. The                                          his class’s recent creations.
  students have gone on to reach out to the community by building and restoring cabinets                                          The detail and craftsmanship                                                                 Planting Memories. (L-R) Back Row: Principal Lynda Hollon, Warden, Martin McDaniel, Chaplain Bruce
  and creating new furniture for area schools." Flag display boxes for Ft. Sill National                                          of the chairs in the photo to the                                                             Dury, Lt. Rudy Quintella, CO, Lynn Baker, Deputy Warden David Cole, Arizona Monitor Sean Malone.
  Cemetery and the Veterans of Foreign Wars are made at LCF for one-third of the cost.                                            left reflect the inmates’ talent                                                                   Font Row: CO T.J. Huffman, CO Chris Reyes, CO, Sammy Dominguez, CO, Jason Chabarria.
  Hats off to Mr. Nieto for another job well done! G                                                                              and pride in their work.




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     Taft Celebrates Its
    Nurses and Security                                       Jerry Madden, Chairman of the Texas House of                                                                         HANNA HONORED AS 2005                                                                         Activities at Venus
                                                           Representatives Corrections Committee, visits Lockhart                                                                                                                                                                           by Charlotte Martin
     by Mandy Ruff, Taft Correctional Institution,
                 Taft, California                                               by Bob Cox, Lockhart Work Program Facility, Lockhart, Texas                                          EDUCATOR OF YEAR                                                                                  Sanders Estes Unit, Venus, Texas

                                                                                                                                                                                  Teacher Surprised at Annual Conference                                                               Scholarships Awards

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          he first week of May is always a special                       n April 8, 2005, Chairman of           families of the bur-
        time at the Taft Correctional Institution
        (TCI). It is a week of celebration; a week
 when special efforts are made to show staff
 how much their hard work is appreciated and to
 thank them for making TCI an excellent running
 institution.
                                                           O             the House Corrections Commit-
                                                                         tee Jerry Madden, and Rep-
                                                                         resentative Scott Hockberg came
                                                           to the Lockhart Work Program Facility to
                                                           meet with the staff, administration and
                                                                                                                den of sending
                                                                                                                money to their
                                                                                                                account so they can
                                                                                                                purchase commis-
                                                                                                                sary. But beyond
                                                                                                                                                                                                 by Charlotte Martin, Sanders Estes Unit, Venus, Texas




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      wain Hanna, Adult Basic Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      instructor at the Sander Estes Unit,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      was pleasantly surprised on May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Warden David McComis proudly awarded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               five $500 scholarships to area seniors grad-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               uating from Venus High School. A commit-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tee was tasked with the selection process
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and on May 19th, at the high school's award
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ceremony, Education Director Charlotte
                                                           offenders to get a first hand account of the         that, the offenders                                                                                          26th when his name was announced by
    TCI kicked off the week by providing piping-                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Martin announced the five selected sen-
 hot pizza for the officers on the 2nd and 3rd shifts.     Prison Industry Program. Representative              are paying child sup-                                                                                        Director Charlotte Martin as the Educator of      iors. Criteria for the scholarship were: GPA,
 Because these officers are not at the institution         Madden recently sponsored legislation that           port, court ordered           Jerry Madden                                                                   the Year for 2005. While gathered for their       career goals, community involvement, and
                                   when the major-         would substantially improve the Texas                restitution, making                                                                                          annual teacher's conference at Salado,            the ability to express one's self.
                                   ity of the other        Probation System by hiring an additional             donations to victim assistance funds and                                                                     Texas, each facility's director announces their
                                   celebration             400 probation officers. According to                 most importantly, paying taxes on their                                                                      Educator of the Year.
                                   activities are          Representative Madden, "By adding 400                income. The offenders sign an agreement
                                   taking place, we                                                                                                                                                                             Ms. Martin described Mr. Hanna as a 12
                                                           probation officers to the system, it will            prior to going to work that allows the bank-
                                   make sure they                                                                                                                                                                            year veteran of corrections. She also stated
                                                           reduce the caseloads from 130 offenders to           ing office to disperse those funds. According
                                   are well taken                                                                                                                                                                            that his peers had chosen him because he
                                   care of. They
                                                           95 per probation officer." In an interview           to Lori Peralez, offender-banking clerk, "It is
                                                           from the Austin American Statesman dated             great to know that the offenders are able to                                                                 was dedicated, had a positive attitude and
                                   have an impor-
                                                           May 25, 2005, Representative Madden was              help their children, save money and reduce                                                                   quietly went about doing his job. "I rarely
                                   tant job of main-
                                   taining institu-        quoted as saying, "Studies show that long            the financial burden on their families by                                                                    hear Mr. Hanna complain. He is a joy to be
                                   tion    security        probation terms do not prevent crime and             participating in the PIE program."                                                                           around" commented Ms. Martin.
                                   during the night        might even provide disincentives for pro-                                                                                                                             Please join us in congratulating Mr. Gwain
    Training Director Charlie                                                                                       Representative Scott Hockberg, who also
                                   time hours.             bationers to go straight. To maximize pub-
  Goedecke (left) and Deputy                                                                                    serves on the House Corrections Committee,                                                                   Hanna as the Sander Estes Educator of Year
                                    On Tuesday,            lic safety, probationers must be able to earn
 Warden of Security Dan Buckles                                                                                 accompanied Representative Madden on                    Gwain Hanna proudly holds the plaque presented       for 2005! G
  cooked up a great breakfast!   the executive             their rights back by becoming responsible            the tour along with a large contingent of                    to him as 2005 Educator of the Year.
                                 staff showed              citizens and demonstrating they deserve to
 their appreciation by personally preparing and                                                                 their staff and legislative interns. They spent
                                                           leave the system."                                   a lot of their time talking to the offenders
 serving pancakes, eggs, hash browns, and
 bacon. Everyone got a kick out of seeing Deputy              Part of the reason Representative                 and asking them questions about the pro-                                                                                                                        Education Director Charlotte Martin announces
 Warden Buckles in his apron with a big grin on
 his face as he flipped items on the griddle.
                                                           Madden came to the Lockhart facility was to
                                                           find out for himself how helpful the work
                                                                                                                gram at Lockhart. The representatives lis-
                                                                                                                tened carefully as the offenders related how
                                                                                                                                                                            RCI Says “Thank                                                                                            the 2005 scholarship recipients.

                               The next day, we held       program is in assisting the offenders to             the PIE program was a life-changing expe-                  You” to Volunteers                                                                                      The recipients may use the scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               at the college of their choice to pay for
                           a staff recall and ice          become responsible citizens. Representative          rience for them. They also observed the                  by James Brown, Rivers Correctional Institution,
                           cream social with great                                                                                                                                                                                                                             books, fees, or tuition. They must claim their
                                                           Madden was delighted to find that the                pride the offenders took in their work.                             Winton, North Carolina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               scholarship before the start of fall classes
                           prize giveaways.Warden          offenders participating in the Prison Industry       Representative Madden commented, "This
                           Ellis had a fun time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                simply by showing a class registration from


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                                                           Enhancement (PIE) Program are earning at             is an amazing place and you should all be                       olunteers are a very important part of                                                         the college. Sander Estes wishes these
                           handing out the prizes to                                                                                                                            the Religious Services Department
                                                           least minimum wage, which relieves their             proud of what you are accomplishing                                                                                                                            scholarship recipients good luck with their
                                                                                                                here."G                                                         at Rivers Correctional Institution                                                             future! G
                           (L-R) Unit Secretaries
                                                                                                                                                                        (RCI). On April 19th, 2005 RCI hosted its
                           Kathy Barnes and Jill
                           Brummett serve ice cream                                                             (L-R) Back Row: Georgina Puentes, Curtis Logan, and     first annual Volunteers' Banquet to show                                                               Sanders Estes Holds Health Fair
                           to staff during the ice       Janna Dinkle, HSA (front right), and Dr. Pham (very     Shane Collins serve staff lunch during the barbeque.   appreciation for all the help that the volun-
                                                                                                                                                                        teers provide. The chaplain (volunteer coor-                                                           On May 12th, the Sander Estes Unit held its
                           cream social.                   back) enjoy donuts with TCI's great nursing staff.      Front Row: Darrel Harlan, Manny Campos, and
                                                                                                                                                                        dinator) and the executive staff joined the                                                            first annual Health Resource Fair for its
                                                                                                                      Mary Harlan get ready to enjoy the food.
                                                                                                                                                                        volunteers in celebrating and honoring their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   David Farmer, A/W of Programs; Roy          employees. The fair included area busi-
 the lucky winners who went home with a firepit,                                                                                                                        achievements. Each volunteer was recog-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Futrell, Jehovah Witness Volunteer who       nesses and information on the auto, home
 DVD player, camping chairs, picnic ware and                                                                                                                                                                                      was named “Volunteer of the Year,” and       and life insurance, cancer awareness, chi-
                                                                                                                                                                        nized with a Certificate of Appreciation. Mr.
 many more fun surprises.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  James Brown, Chaplain.              ropractic care, Mary Kay cosmetics, weight
                                                                                                                                                                        Roy Futrell, who is the Jehovah Witness vol-
     The fun and games continued on Thursday                                                                                                                            unteer, was selected by Warden Snyder as                                                               loss, optometric care, and blood pressure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Hertford County Board of Commissioners. At        checks. Employees were invited to attend
 with a barbeque luncheon. Camp Administrator,                                                                                                                          RCI's Volunteer of the Year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             its conclusion, remarks were given by Mr.         the fair throughout the day between the
 Georgina Puentes and Disciplinary Hearing                                                                                                                                 The banquet was held at Catherine's               David Farmer, Assistant Warden of                 hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to gather
 Officer Curtis Logan and Maintenance Manager                                                                                                                           Restaurant located in Ahoskie, North                 Programs. Ms. Amy Gillus, Substance Abuse         information. Most vendors brought discount
 Shane Collins received promotions to TCI exec-                                                                                                                         Carolina. After dinner, Ms. Lillie Owens-            Manager and Ms. Pattrena Howell, AW of            coupons and pamphlets about their busi-
 utive chefs. The food was delicious!                                                                                                                                   White, a volunteer herself, spoke on the             Programs Secretary, assisted the chaplain         nesses. The unit is already planning anoth-
     As is the case at so many other GEO facil-                                                                                                                         importance of duties. Comments were also             with this very special and memorable event.       er fair for October 2005. G
 ities, it's the people with whom you work that                                                                                                                         made by Mr. Dupont Davis, Chairman of the            G
 make TCI a great place to work. G



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                       KUTAMA SINTHUMULE HOLDS                                                                                                                                                      WORK, LIFE & YOU
                        FIRST A W ARDS CEREMONY                                                                                                                                         A Look at the DCS Women’s Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                              by Vicki Crute, Junee Correctional Centre, New South Wales, Australia
                                                by Sandra Harding, Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre, South Africa




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                                                                                                                                                                                         n 01 March 2005, CO Daniela               After morning tea Mr Ross Clare, Principal


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          taff of the Sinthumule Kutama Correctional                                                                                                                                     Thackeray and Correctional             Researcher, Association of Superannuation
         Centre (KSCC) who have shown dedication                                                                                                                                         Supervisor Kerri Walker had the
         and commitment in the performance of their                                                                                                                                                                             Funds of Australia, addressed the conference
                                                                                                                                                                                         unique opportunity to attend the       and afforded the participants with valuable infor-
         duties over the past three years received
                                                                                                                                                                             Department of Corrective Services Women's          mation on superannuation. Mr Clare also pro-
 certificates and trophies during the first awards cer-
                                                                                                                                                                             Conference held at Brush Farm Academy              vided the participants with alarming statistics on
 emony held at the centre on 2 June 2005. Prison
 Director Alfred Makgaila indicated that his man-
                                                                                                                                                                             in Sydney. The conference is an initiative of      the difference in superannuation remuneration
 agement encouraged staff members to continue                                                                                                                                the Spokeswomen's Program, which is a              between genders.
 with their good work and indicated that the Awards                                                                                                                          training and communication program pro-                                                                  Attending the Women’s Conference (L-R) Daniela
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Assistant Superintendent Mr Majid
 Ceremony would take place every three years.                                                                                                                                viding a networking function. The                                                                            Thackeray, Lyn Chant and Kerri Walker.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marashian from the Specialised Training Unit          (Photo courtesy of the NSW Department of Corrections)
                                                                                                                                                                             Spokeswomen's Program allocates funds
     Speaking on behalf of the Minister of                                                                                                                                                                                      gave an overview of the courses available from
 Correctional Services, the Chief Deputy
                                                                                                                                                                             and time for spokeswomen to attend training,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the unit. Mr Marashian discussed a defensive
 Commissioner, Mr V.P. Petersen, said that the cer-                                                                                                                          information days, network meetings and the                                                                  Overall the conference was well organ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                tactics course which is for female participants
 emony for rewarding outstanding performance by                                                                                                                              annual conference.                                                                                       ised and co-coordinated by Ms Lyn Chant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                from all areas.
 staff is important, as it is aimed at making a pro-                                                                                                                            Acting Deputy Superintendent Sue Knight                                                               The venue at Brush Farm Academy was
 fession in the correctional system a career of first                                                                                                                                                                               The last speaker for the day was Ms
                                                                                                                                                                             and COS District Manager Glenda Milne                                                                    excellent. The Women's Conference afford-
 choice. He said that, if the recipients of the awards                                                                                                                                                                          Margaret Helman Bachelor of Arts,
                                                                                                                                                                             delivered an exciting account about their trip                                                           ed Daniela Thackeray and Kerri Walker the
 did not put a lot of pride into their work, they would                                                                                                                                                                         Communications, Graduate Certificate Adult
                                                                                                                                                                             to Malaysia, where they were asked to imple-                                                             opportunity to network with women from
 not have been identified for excellent standards of                                                                                                                                                                            Education, TESOL, Churchill Fellow and ABC
                                                             Award recipients (L-R) Front Row: Jeffrey Kutama, Paul Phadziri, Prison Director, Mr Alfred Makgaila,           ment the Women into Leadership program.                                                                  other centres and from various fields. G
 work if they did not deserve it.                                                                                                                                                                                               Fellow. Ms Helman was proficient in communi-
                                                             Masala Govheni and Molatelo Rantlhangwe. Back Row:TP Gadisi, Sammy Ramanala, Ishmael Khodobo,                      Ms Beverly Hunt AM, Counsellor,                                                                                "An investment in knowledge always
     "People can only display pride in their work                                                                                                                                                                               cation skills and talked about communication in                       pays the best interest."
                                                                     Gus van der Walt, Solomon Makhuvha, Roman Mulaudzi and Fulufhedzani Bonyane.                            Breastscreen and Breast Cancer Institute,
 when they enjoy what they do and derive a meas-                                                                                                                                                                                the workplace and interpersonal communica-
                                                                                                                                                                             then provided information to the conference        tions. The afternoon was taken up with work-                           Benjamin Franklin
 ure of satisfaction from it," he said. Petersen, who
 commended the recipients for their vision and will-      sentenced offenders with care and diligence. "We             SABS ISO 9001:200 Award: Paul Phadziri                about breast cancer. This was a very enlight-      shops on communication skills.
 ingness to give recognition to standards of excel-       should avoid making errors at all costs. We have        forh is assistance in achieving this accreditation.        ening session.
 lence, said that they have gone the proverbial           given the country the assurance that we will not put    The Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre was
 extra mile, but further stipulated that the awards       the safety of the public at risk and my appeal to you   the first prison in Africa to obtain this award and
 should not be an end in itself. "It should motivate      is to make sure that we honour that," he said.          that only eighteen months after opening and on the
 you to even reach greater heights. It should act as                                                              first attempt.
 a spur for you to go to the next level of achieve-
 ment," he said.
                                                              The following staff members received awards
                                                          for their contribution as indicated.                        Platinum Award for Best Logistical                       MELBOURNE CONTRACT RENEWED
                                                          Sports Person of the Year: Fhedzisani Roman             Operated Company: Ismael Khodobo for his
     The Chief Deputy Commissioner added that it                                                                  outstanding contribution to the effective coordina-
                                                                                                                                                                                      Centre Achieves Advanced Level Standard from Lloyds
                                                          Mulaudzi has excelled in distance running over the
 was necessary for staff working in the correction-       past three years and has received more than 40          tion of the Structured Day Program and assisting                            by Vicki Crute, Junee Correctional Centre, New South Wales, Australia
 al centre to measure their own performances in           silver medals in marathons over the years.              in the facility receiving the Logistics Achievement
 their workplace as well as those of their col-                                                                   Platinum Award during 2004, one of only two to



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                                                          Merit Award for achieving academic qualifica-                                                                                 he Victorian Government has                The centre accepts and processes diverse
 leagues."Our primary focus should be on correct-                                                                 receive this highly acclaimed award. SACM
                                                          tion: Despite a heavy work load, Tshililo Patric                                                                            renewed GEO's contract to man-            groups of people ranging from the intoxicated,
 ing offending behaviour in a secure environment          Gadisi has completed a Bachelor of Arts in
 where development takes place with the goal of                                                                                                                                       age the Melbourne Custody Centre          who are held for only a few hours, to criminals
                                                          Humanities and has completed B. Tech.                                                                                       (MCC) for a further five years.           facing serious court charges. It also cares for
 rehabilitation and ultimate re-integration into com-     Correctional Management.                                Golf day was arranged by the the three partners of the                                                        problem prisoners who maybe suicidal or fac-
 munities," he said. As a friendly reminder, Petersen                                                                                                                           In making the appointment, the govern-
                                                          Best Educational Provider of theYear: Solomon           centre: SACM, KCM and Royal Food Services raised
 said that it was crucial for SACM to implement                                                                                                                              ment cited the efficiency and professional-        ing medical or management issues.
 the processes of the remission of sentence for           Makhuvha has motivated prisoners to study fur-              overforty thousand rand through sponsorships,                                                                                                                     In the central control room at the Melbourne
                                                          ther.                                                    donations, selling raffle tickets and mulligans for the   ism of MCC staff as one of the reasons                 The centre is also a transition point for pris-   Custody Centre, Ms Ereti Cannell keeps a viligent
                                                                                                                  Masedi Combined School in the Tshikota settlement.         behind the decision. GEO has successfully          oners being transported to Victorian prisons               eye on all the movements in the facility.
                                                          Employees of the Year: Masala Govheni (2002),
     T.P. Gadisi (left) receives the merit award for                                                                was raised. KSCC team (L-R): Moemfie Roelofse,           managed the custody centre for six years.          and remand centres. It handles up to 100
                                                          Jeffrey Kutama (2003) and Sammy Ramanala
  achieving an academic qualification presented by the                                                            Piet Prinsloo, Advisor Dom Karauria (who thoroughly        The move reflects the high regard Victoria         offenders each day and 67 at night.
                                                          (2004).                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Recently, the facility established a new
 mayor of the Makhado Municipality, Cllr RS Nkuzana                                                                        enjoyed himself) and Aubrey Lucas.
                                                          Community Leadership Employee: Molatelo                                                                            Police    personnel      and    Melbourne              The MCC has 30 cells of which 21 open
          (center) and Mr. Don Keens (right).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         benchmark for a police custody facility in
                                                          Rachael Rantlhangwe for his involvement in the                                                                     Magistrates' Court officials have for GEO          into three exercise yards. Another two are            Australia by achieving an advanced level
                                                          rehabilitation process of prisoners.                                                                               and its MCC employees.                             padded cells, three are for the intoxicated and       standard from Lloyd's Register Quality
                                                          Neatest Officer: Fulufhedzani Bonyane in recog-                                                                       Located in the lower level of the               the remaining four cells are used to separate dif-    Assurance following an audit of policies and
                                                          nition of being an officer who is clean and pre-                                                                   Melbourne Magistrates' Court, the centre is        ferent categories of inmates. There are a further     procedures for managing the safety, securi-
                                                          sentable at all times, who abides to the dress code                                                                the main reception and processing point for        seven cells to hold prisoners appearing in the        ty and welfare of prisoners.
                                                          of the organization and above all, who is proud of                                                                 more than 11,000 people arrested by police         12 magistrates' courts which are spread over
                                                          his working area and who keeps this area clean                                                                                                                                                                                 Manager of the centre, Kevin Birtles, said
                                                                                                                                                                             each year. It is widely recognised as the          four levels.
                                                          and hygienic at all time.                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Lloyd's accreditation emphasises the fact
                                                                                                                                                                             benchmark for police custody facilities in             MCC employees also supply emergency
                                                          Gold Award at Zoutpansberg Show: Although                                                                                                                                                                                   that MCC's procedures provide an out-
                                                                                                                                                                             Australia.                                         escorts for prisoners requiring urgent medical
                                                          not a staff member, the recipient of this award, Gus                                                                                                                                                                        standing level of safety for employees. G
                                                          van der Walt of JFE, has become an integral part                                                                                                                      attention.
                                                          of the facility.



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                                                                            PROMOTIONS, TRANSFERS, NEW ASSIGNMENTS & NEW HIRES


    Skeens Oversees                         Lister Moves to ASH                        Gintoli Heads Up                      Newkirk Adds New                        Rone Transitions to                      Stubbs new Director                        Dobre Returns to                     Brack Joins Corporate                      Greer New ASH                         Meehan New Director
   Eastern Operations                        as Vice President,                        Treatment Center                     Dimension to Mental                       ASH as Director,                           of Operations                          Broward as Facility                     as New Assistant                       Director of Proposal                     of ASH’s Business
     as Regional VP                         Security Operations                            in Miami                            Health Team                           Security Operations                         Administration                           Administrator                             Controller                            Development                              Development




 GREG SKEENS has over 16 years            CHUCK LISTER is a correction-            GEORGE GINTOLI joined the               CASSANDRA NEWKIRK brings                JEFFREY RONE joined GEO on               ED STUBBS has over 25 years              JONATHON DOBRE transitioned              RON BRACK comes to GEO with            TAMMY GREER joined the                  DAVID MEEHAN joined the grow-
 correctional experience in both the      al/law enforcement professional          Atlantic Shores Healthcare team         over 23 years of experience in          July 17, 2000 as the Corporate           federal law enforcement experience       from his current post as the             an impressive record including         expanding Atlantic Shores               ing Atlantic Shores Healthcare
 public and private sectors. In April     with over 15 years of public admin-      in June 2005 as the Administrator       forensic psychiatry and correction-     Director of Security. In May 2005,       and nearly 35 years of public serv-      Western Regional Vice President to       NationsRent Companies, Inc., a         Healthcare team in May 2005 as          team in May 2005 as Director of
 2005, he was appointed Vice              istration experience in the areas of     of the South Florida Evaluation and     al mental health services adminis-      Mr. Rone transitioned to Director,       ice. He has specialized in detention     his former position as the Facility      $600 million equipment rental con-     Director of Proposal Development.       Business Development. He has
 President for GEO's Eastern              corrections, law enforcement and         Treatment Center (SFETC) in             tration to GEO and serves as the        Security Operations for Atlantic         facilities with emphasis on enhanc-      Administrator at the Broward             cern. He was the Assistant             She brings over 11 years experi-        extensive experience in marketing
 Region with responsibility for all       mental health. He has 12 years of        Miami, Florida, a recent contract       Director of Correctional Mental         Shores Healthcare (ASH). As ASH          ing operational efficiency. Mr.          Transitional Center. This change is      Controller and formerly the Director   ence in proposal and project devel-     and strategic planning and most
 contractual, financial, operational,     experience as a County Jail              awarded to ASH by the Florida           Health Services for Atlantic Shores     continues to develop business            Stubbs recently retired from the         being finalized with the Bureau of       of External Reporting and Analysis.    opment and in grant writing. She        recently was a Brand Manager at
 and health services functions for        Administrator and 15 years in the        Department of Children and              Healthcare, Inc. (ASH). She is          opportunities in the forensic and        United States Marshals Service           Immigration        and      Customs      Mr. Brack also worked for Arthur       has worked in higher education          The Walt Disney Company over-
 all facilities within the region. From   field of privatized corrections with a   Families. Mr. Gintoli brings with him   responsible for the operational         prison mental health arena, Mr.          (USMS) where he served as a              Enforcement (ICE). Mr. Dobre is          Andersen LLP and GE Capital prior      within the state of Florida’s com-      seeing a DVD product line with over
 2000 to 2005, Mr. Skeens was Vice        strong emphasis in special opera-        over 30 years of behavioral health-     management, administration, and         Rone (and Mr. Lister) will be critical   United States Marshal and Chief          highly commended for his leader-         to joining NationsRent. He is a        munity college system as well as in     $400M in annual revenue. He has
 President, Administration in the cor-                                             care experience in the public sec-      oversight of the provision of cor-                                               Deputy Marshal for the Southern          ship in both roles and this transition   graduate of Vanderbilt University      private healthcare as a clinical        also worked as a Business
                                          tions, detention construction, elec-                                                                                     to providing the security element
 porate office, He negotiated                                                      tor. Prior to joining our team, Mr.     rectional mental health services                                                 District of Florida, whose district      will assist him in meeting some per-     and a member of the American           research manager. In addition, Ms.      Strategy Analyst at Accenture, one
                                          tronic security systems and partic-                                                                                      necessary for success. With the
 labor/management contracts and                                                    Gintoli was Director of the             through the Mental Health Services                                               lines extend from as far south as        sonal objectives. Prior to coming        Institute of Certified Public          Greer has done extensive consult-       of the world’s leading consulting
                                          ipation in the initial development of                                                                                    recent additions to the ASH team,
 had direct supervision of the cor-                                                Department of Mental Health for         Division of ASH. Prior to accepting                                              Key West to Vero Beach to the            to GEO in 2002, Mr. Dobre had            Accountants. Mr. Brack will be         ing and presentations regarding         companies. Mr. Meehan has a
                                          international markets for privatiza-                                                                                     they will provide the total expertise
 porate directors of training and pro-                                             South Carolina. He has served in        this newly created position at ASH,                                              north and Highlands County to the        more than 24 years of federal cor-       working closely with Brian Evans       project development, marketing,         Bachelor of Arts in Economics from
                                          tion. Mr. Lister previously served                                                                                       necessary for ASH to achieve rapid
 grams. He maintained authorized                                                   leadership roles of psychiatric hos-    Dr. Newkirk was employed with                                                    west. In addition, Mr. Stubbs was        rectional experience. His last           with a focus on GAAP compliance        and proposal development. She           Princeton University. He and his
 staffing for each facility, tracked      as Vice President of Special             pitals, forensic hospitals and cor-     Prison Health Services, Inc. as         growth. Mr. Rone has 30 years of         Chief Administrator and the Officer-     assignment was as warden with            and SEC reporting.                     holds a Masters in Public               wife were just married last
 requests for staffing adjustments,       Operations for GEO. In this posi-        rectional facilities. Throughout his    Mental Health Director at Riker’s       correctional experience and retired      in-Charge (OIC) of the Krome             the Federal Bureau of Prisons.                                                  Administration.                         September.
 compiled reports related to staffing,    tion, he was responsible for the         career, he has led transformation       Island Penitentiary in New York City.   from the Federal Bureau of Prisons       Detention Facility for the Bureau of
 labor relations and other functions.     operational oversight of domestic        and reform efforts in all aspects of    She has served as a private prac-       where he served for 25 years. His        Immigration        and       Customs
                                          facilities on issues related to secu-                                                                                    correctional experience began in                                                     HEADQU ARTERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HEADQUARTERS                                                                 Guadalupe
 From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Skeens                                                     behavioral health care with a pri-      tice psychiatrist and has directed                                               Enforcement (ICE). While serving
                                          rity operations including electronic                                                                                     1975 as a correctional officer. He                                                   HOLLY BUSH - promoted to Contracts Administrator from Executive Secretary    ANNA MARIE GERHARDT - new Cook Supervisor
 was corporate Director of Support                                                 mary focus on aspects of recov-         comprehensive mental health pro-                                                 as OIC at the Krome facility, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ELLIOT GREEN - new Auditing Manager                                          VICTORIA HALBERT - new Mental Health Provider
 Services. Prior to joining the cor-      surveillance systems, specialty          ery. Mr. Gintoli has served on the      grams for several major correc-         held positions of progressive            U.S. Public Health Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GLENN HRYNIEWICKI - new Compensation Manager                                 CURT LUCE - promoted to Mental Health Director from Mental Health Provider
 porate staff, he was warden of the       munitions, CERT teams and K-9            faculty of Case Western Reserve         tional systems including the            responsibility thereafter which          (USPHS) staffed medical clinic was          STUART MARCUS - new HR Analyst
 Lockhart facility from 1996 to 1998.     operations. Prior to becoming Vice       University and the University Of        Georgia Department of Corrections       included Chief of Security,              selected by the National Commis-            EVELYN SCHRIEFER - new Compensation Analyst                                  Lea County
 He was Assistant Warden of               President of Special Operations,         South Carolina School Of                and Philadelphia Prison System.         Administrator of the first and only      sion on Correctional Health Care                                                                                         LYNNWOOD BAADE - new Quality Assurance/ACA Manager
 Programs from 1996 to 1998 and           Mr. Lister served as Vice President      Medicine. He is on the Board of         Because of her extensive experi-        federal female boot camp,                (NCCHC) for the National Medical            REGIONAL CHANGES                                                             BRYAN BAILEY - promoted to Housing Sergeant from Corrections Officer
 Assistant Warden of Security             of Support Services, Vice President      Directors of the National               ence and excellent reputation, Dr.      Correctional Services Administrator      Facility of the Year Award in 2000.         WESTERN                                                                      JOSEPH BRAZIL - new Chaplain
 from1995 to 1996 at the Lindsey          of Community Corrections, and            Association of State Mental Health      Newkirk is often called upon as a       for the South Central Regional           Mr. Stubbs has served on numer-             Central Valley                                                               APRIL BROWN - new Cook Supervisor
 Unit in Jacksboro, Texas. He joined      Vice President of Operations. He         Program Directors and was Vice          professional consultant and an          Office and concluded as Associate        ous facility construction and med-          ALFREDO MUNOZ - new ABE Instructor                                           STEPHANIE CLEMENTS - new Mental Health Provider
 the company in 1989 as Recreation        first joined the company as a            President of the Board of Directors     expert witness. After receiving her     Warden of Shared Services at the         ical review boards for the USMS                                                                                          ANGELA CROSS - promoted to ADOC from Case Manager
 Specialist at the Bridgeport facility.                                            of the National Research Institute.     Doctor of Medicine from the                                                      and ICE which developed and                 Desert View                                                                  JOSIE ENRIQUEZ - promoted to ADOC from Case Manager
                                          Facility Administrator at the Monroe                                                                                     Federal Correctional Complex in
 Before joining GEO, Mr. Skeens                                                    He is a published author and has        University of North Carolina at                                                  incorporated many of the standards          GALE AMPARAN - promoted to Chief of Security from Correctional Lieutenant    REENA EVANS - new Vocational Instructor
                                          County Jail in Key West, Florida in                                                                                      Beaumont, Texas. This complex
 was a County Administrator from                                                   been instrumental in bringing sci-      Chapel Hill, she completed her res-                                              which are nationally in effect today.       MANUEL AVELAR - new Cook Supervisor                                          ROWLAND HUTCHINS - new TC Unlicensed Substance Abuse Counselor
                                          1990 and was quickly promoted to                                                                                         consisted of four separate federal                                                   JAMES CARROLL - promoted to Correctional Lieutenant from Correctional        FRANK IZQUIERDO - promoted to Case Manager from Corrections Officer
 1979 to 1981 at the Mingo County         Director, Project Development at         ence to practice in South Carolina.     idency in Psychiatry at Emory           facilities housing in excess of 5,000    As a result of his efforts, Mr. Stubbs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Officer                                                                      PATTI ROBERSON - new TC Unlicensed Substance Abuse Counselor
 Commission in Williamson, West           the corporate headquarters the fol-      He has completed executive lead-        University in Atlanta, Georgia,                                                  has been honored with the U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                   inmates. His responsibilities includ-                                                FELICIA CARTER - promoted to AFA Security from Chief of Security             VALERIE ROGERS - promoted to DOC from ADOC
 Virginia where he was responsible                                                 ership training at the John F.          where she served as Chief                                                        Attorney's Director 's Award, the
                                          lowing year. He received advanced                                                                                        ed oversight to those departments                                                    TERESA DAVIS - promoted to Correctional Lieutenant from Correctional         WAYNE TOWNLEY - new Vocational Instructor
 for all aspects of county govern-                                                 Kennedy School of Government at         Resident. Dr. Newkirk is Board                                                   USMS          Director’s      Special
                                          Corrections/Law Enforcement train-                                                                                       that provided services for all four                                                  Officer
 ment operations. He taught school                                                 Harvard University and the              Certified in both general and                                                    Achievement Award on two sepa-                                                                                           Western Region Detention Facility
                                          ing from the National Institute of                                                                                       facilities     including     Human                                                   JESSICA NEPTUNE - new Canteen Manager
 for the Mingo County West Virginia                                                Executive Institute at Case Western     Forensic Psychiatry and holds                                                    rate occasions, the Narcotic                ALEX VARGO - promoted to Correctional Lieutenant from Correctional Officer   NATE ALLEN - promoted to Deputy Warden from Chief of Security
                                          Corrections (NIC) in Boulder,                                                                                            Resources, Employee Develop-
 Board of Education. Mr. Skeens is                                                 Reserve University. He is a gradu-      medical licenses in four states. She                                             Enforcement Officer of the Year             KEVIN WILLIAMS - promoted to Correctional Lieutenant from Correctional       REUBEN CONTRERAS - promoted to Fire & Safety Supervisor from
 currently a member of the                Colorado, John Marshall Law              ate of Sacred Heart University,         has held elected positions in many      ment, Budget and Accounting,             Award and a nomination for the              Corporal                                                                     Maintenance Technician
 American Correctional Association        School in Chicago, Illinois, the         where he earned a degree in             esteemed professional associa-          Food Service, Inmate Services,           ICE Commissioners Award. He is a                                                                                         MARCO DUARTE - promoted to Warehouse Specialist from Commissary Clerk
 and the Southern States                  Federal Bureau of Investigations         Psychology and has a Masters in         tions including the American            Inmate Systems, Facility Mainten-        Viet Nam Era veteran and served             Golden State                                                                 GEORGE WOHLGEMUTH - promoted to Lieutenant from Sergeant
 Corrections Association. He holds        Special Operations courses and           Criminal Justice from the University    Correctional Health Services            ance and the Special Investigations      in the United States Army Medical           CATALINA CASTILLO - promoted to Executive Secretary from Payroll
 a Masters in Criminal Justice from       certification training in the deploy-    of New Haven. He and his wife,          Association,       the      Georgia     section. Mr. Rone holds a Bachelor       Corps from 1970 to 1978. Mr.                Specialist                                                                   INTERNATIONAL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     INTERNATIONAL
 Kennedy Western University and           ment of specialty munitions. He          Elaine, have four boys. He coach-       Psychiatric Physicians’ Association     of Science in Criminal Justice from      Stubbs is certified as a Jail               SONIA DIAZ - promoted to Payroll Specialist from Inmate Accounts             South Africa
 did graduate work in criminal justice    holds a Bachelor of Arts in              es little league, loves to fish and     and the Black Psychiatrists of          Drury College in Springfield,            Inspector, Weapons of Mass                  GILBERT GOMEZ - promoted to Correctional Lieutenant from Correctional        SACM Head Office
 at the University of North Texas and     Psychology from Eastern Illinois         loves being a Dad.                      America. She is also a member of        Missouri. Jeffrey is happily married     Destruction Instructor and Firearms         Officer                                                                      MARILYX STAFFORD-MAYER - new Personal Assistant
 in education at West Virginia            University in Charleston, Illinois.                                              numerous psychiatric and medical        to his wife, Yudelka and has three       Instructor. He is married with four
 University and Marshall University.                                                                                       organizations .                         children and two grandchildren.          children and three grandchildren.


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                                                                                                                                                                        ogize that our company's best salespeople            know the manager or the company for whom he
       THE BATTLE AGAINST COMPLACENCY                                                                                                                                   couldn't be here today; they're all back manag-
                                                                                                                                                                        ing our facilities."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             or she works.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We know that our clients don't want to hear
   Excerpts from Wayne Calabrese’s presentation to the attendees of the National Leadership Conference held in Orlando, Florida, in May 2005
                                                                                                                                                                            I truly believe that our company's great track   from us only when there's a problem or when
                                                                                                                                                                        record in winning new contracts is directly tied     we need something. No client likes a compla-




A
 At last year's conference in Las Vegas, I spoke             But as important as Sarbanes Oxley com-           ebrating the Fourth of July at a baseball game           to your track record as the managers of our          cent contractor, but they really hate a desper-
 about the ten character traits that I believe           pliance is, we know that we should never con-         with a couple of Bud Lights in their hands.              facilities and our businesses, and as the people     ate one. Every one of us with the responsibili-
 define our company. I said that GEO employees           fuse compliance with growing our company's                You know what we expect of you as good               who support all of that effort. No slick presen-     ty for developing and maintaining client rela-
 were Trustful, Truthful, Careful, Skillful, Forceful,   business. I believe that it's actually possible for   business managers. Lou Dobbs isn't a good                tation or brochure can ever undo the damage          tions—and that's most of the people in this
 Grateful, Thoughtful, Resourceful, Purposeful           a company to grow complacent admiring its             business manager. Louis Ruckeyser isn't a good           that an untimely, ugly headline can deliver.         room—should prepare a list of who we need to
 and Mindful. I said that these were the charac-         reflection in the Sarbanes Oxley mirror.              business manager. At least that's not what                   But more and more as we grow and mature,         stay in touch with and have regular, non-urgent
 ter traits that defined a great company.                   Full compliance does not, in and of itself,        they're paid to be. What they are, are good              we've come to understand that business reten-        meetings and phone calls with everyone on
    As we come to the close of another tremen-           guarantee a company's success any more than           business reporters. You know that we can't               tion is just as important as business develop-       that list every week or two.
 dous Leadership Conference, I would like to             taking a vitamin every morning will guarantee         afford for you to simply be good business                ment. This is not a zero sum game; win one con-         Our clients like to hear what our industry
 say a few words about the one trait that never          you a long and healthy life. Sarbanes Oxley           reporters. You are managing $10 million, $20             tract to replace another we've lost. We know that    and our company is doing in general, and not
 defines a great company's character—                    compliance is a necessary, but not a sufficient       million, $30 million businesses. You know as             we can only grow by winning new business             necessarily limited to their state or area. We
 Complacency.                                            part of every successful company's profile.           well as anyone that the results of your business         and by retaining the business we have previous-      should all get in the habit of picking up the
     The dictionary defines complacency as                  What is needed and what we have in our             management will get reported to us here in               ly won.                                              phone and calling, or if we can, dropping in on,
 being satisfied with the status quo.                    genes here at GEO, to borrow a term much in           Florida soon enough.                                        There are many reasons why a company like         the people on our key contact lists once or
 Complacency leads us to take what we have for           the news today, is a "jihad," or a holy war,              You've heard from several of our presen-             ours can lose a contract. A client may decide to     twice a week. If we do this, we make it that
 granted. But if we have learned one hard les-           waged against complacency in every nook and           ters that managing your business means using             re-compete a contract and a competitor may           much harder for our clients to ever take us by
 son over the past 20 years here at GEO, it's            cranny of our organization.                           the tools you have been given to ride herd on                                                                 surprise with bad news. We are fortunate to
 this: What we have was not granted to us…it                 In these conferences we develop exercises         the excessive overtime, the sick time abuses,
 was all won, hard-won, and it will never be             that keep us fit; we learn how to train others to     the failed rosters, the unnecessary number of               You've heard from our Chairman at the beginning of the                                                            Wayne H. Calabrese
 lost through neglect, through inattention, or           rip the veils from their eyes, we share ways to       officers in training and on the payroll, the mis-                                                                                                                      Vice Chairman of the Board & President
 through complacency.                                    show those we are expected to lead the value          understood reasons for employee attrition rates,           conference that our company is not content to tread water.
    For the complacent, loss always comes as             of taking nothing for granted, nothing as given,      the countless bleeding wounds that can rob us
 a surprise, like a thief in the night. Asleep at the    everything as capable of being lost the moment        of our energy and our vitality.                           Together, we are going to grow this company, we are going to                                              He has mastered the most arcane business
 wheel, hands fallen from the till, rudderless and       we forget to look at our surroundings, our cir-           Let me ask you a question. How many of you                                                                                                                   management details, speaking confidently
 adrift, a complacent company's ship will even-          cumstances, and our relationships with "fresh         find yourself sitting at your desk, picking up a             beat all expectations, and we are going to increase our                                             about paid and reserved insurance expenses
 tually hit the shoals and all of yesterday's fair       eyes."                                                report, glancing at it, maybe checking a number                                                                                                                  and “loss pyramids.”
 winds and good fortune will be lost. For the                 Earlier in the conference, you heard about       or two, and then moving it from one pile on                                    company's value to its shareholders.                                                  He has brought original and creative force to
 complacent, loss always comes as a surprise…            our efforts and our successes with respect to         your desk to another?                                                                                                                                            his always credible business development pre-
      As the last century drew to a close, com-          our legislative initiatives. As President Bush             That's what the school of business compla-                                                                                                                  sentations. He's made a point of developing
                                                                                                                                                                        underbid through ignorance or predatory pric-        have many examples of leaders in this compa-
 placent investors had their wake-up calls rude-         was fond of saying during the campaign last           cency teaches. Keep a report around long                                                                                                                         solid personal relationships with all of our key
                                                                                                                                                                        ing. Once sympathetic politicians may be             ny who have never had a complacent moment.
 ly delivered. "Hello; wake-up call for Enron            year, "It's not easy. It's hard work." We haven't     enough and one day you'll pick it up, see that                                                                                                                   client representatives.
                                                                                                                                                                        replaced in office by persons who are philo-         Anyone ever been around our Chairman and
 investors;" "Good morning Tyco shareholders;            been complacent. Our regional vice presidents,        it's not very important, wonder what it's doing                                                               wonder how so much seems to happen the                John has, in short, tackled old problems
                                                                                                                                                                        sophically opposed to public-private partner-
 it's wake-up time;" "Rise and shine, WorldCom           our contract compliance vice president, our           still sitting on your desk, and throw it away.                                                                moment he gets involved? Or how he always          with new energy and he has given everyone
                                                                                                                                                                        ships or who are sympathetic with the objectives
 bondholders; it's later than you think." A com-         corporate counsel, and many others who don't              Here's a news flash—If you're looking at a                                                                seems to be able to cut through the fog and con-   here in attendance today a solid example of a
                                                                                                                                                                        of the public employee unions that oppose con-
 placent investing public was surprised to learn         have the term "government relations" in their         report that doesn't help you manage your busi-                                                                front a problem head on?                           leader who hates complacency.
                                                                                                                                                                        tracted correctional services. Government budg-
 that the internal controls they took for granted        titles or job descriptions, were tireless in their    ness better, as Tony Soprano might say,                  ets may be so strained that the elimination of a        George Zoley has the most critical and pen-         I know that each one of you is committed to
 often did not exist, or worse still, were being         efforts to advance our company's agenda               "fuhgeddaboudit." It's just taking up valuable           once-considered "safe project" is viewed as an       etrating fresh eyes in this company, and he        weeding out and defeating complacency when-
 gamed and manipulated.                                  through local, state and federal legislation. We      time that would be better spent managing the             unfortunate but necessary pruning of the client's    pushes and probes everyone around him to           ever and wherever it rears its ugly head. I know
     From this complacency was born the                  achieved much this past year and we are going         few critical items that demand your constant             detention/prison system.                             constantly challenge and improve what he sees.     that each one of you is committed to exempli-
 activism of Sarbanes Oxley, a costly vaccination        to succeed even more in the coming 12 months.         and undivided attention every day. Throw that                                                                                                                    fying the ten positive character traits that I
                                                                                                                                                                            But the one thing that should never happen           Our Board Member, Norm Carlson, kicked
 that seeks to wipe out the complacency that                 On Tuesday, you heard that we have been           report in the wastebasket the first time you pick                                                                                                                described last year as the traits that define our
                                                                                                                                                                        is that bad news from a client takes us by sur-      off this event with some opening remarks about
 sickened the internal control organs of our             anything but complacent in our business devel-        it up, or better still, tell the person who sent it to                                                                                                           company.
                                                                                                                                                                        prise. Remember, for the complacent, loss            the critical issues facing our profession today.
 American corporate body.                                opment efforts. Our business development              you that you don't need or want it anymore,              always comes as a surprise. In this confer-          For those of you who had the privilege of work-        We are all bound together in the battle
     From Jerry O'Rourke and his team, and               executives took a page from Tom Sawyer and            and get back to what needs to be done.                   ence we've learned that the single best way to       ing under Norm's leadership at the Bureau of       against complacency. The stakes couldn't be
 especially from Brian Evans and Tim                     convinced half the people in this room that               We've all learned the hard way that we can't         prevent being surprised by a client with bad         Prisons, you know he made a crusade out of         higher.You've heard from our Chairman earlier
 Youngbluth, you have been taught the purpose            whitewashing that old picket fence was fun,           afford to take anything for granted. At GEO, we          news is to develop and to cultivate our client       stamping out complacency throughout that           in the week that our company is not content to
 and the importance of our compliance with               and as a result of all your efforts, the light that   know the difference between business man-                relationships. Unlike in the ways of love, in        organization, working tirelessly to rebuild the    tread water. Together, we are going to grow this
 Sarbanes Oxley requirements. By now you                 reflects off our painted fence down here in           agement and business reporting.                          business we usually hurt those most that we          Bureau into the finest correctional organization   company, we are going to beat all expecta-
 understand that our reported financial results          South Florida looks a lot brighter and cleaner                                                                 know the least.                                      in the world, committed to constant improve-       tions, and we are going to increase our com-
                                                                                                                    So, we're good operators, we've been given
 are the sum total of literally thousands of inter-      than it has for many years.                                                                                                                                         ment and the highest level of professionalism.     pany's value to its shareholders.
                                                                                                               the tools to be good business managers, is                  A complacent manager may know a client
 nal processes that must be developed, articu-              We've learned that you can't be complacent         that all there is to this leadership thing? You          representative well when a contract is won, but          What about John Hurley? John has brought          And we are going to do it all by ensuring that
 lated, tested, measured, documented, refined            and be a good business manager at the same            know that's not the case. If you've ever been            somehow fail to notice that the person he or she     remarkably fresh eyes and ears to every oper-      complacency remains a trait that never defines
 and re-circulated in a continuous loop of qual-         time.You're about as likely to see a successful,      with me at a presentation for a new contract,            used to know left that job a few years ago and       ational issue that our company has thrown at       our great company or you, its leaders. G
 ity control and quality assurance.                      but laid back, uninvolved, delegating business        you've heard me say to the government officials          has been replaced with someone who doesn't           him.
                                                         manager as you are to see our UK visitors cel-        sitting at the front of the room, "I want to apol-


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