Friday, August 28, 2009

They're branching out

(another slightly older story)

The GEO group used a subsidiary company to fleece the TX legislature into giving them a $7.5 million contract to run a psychiatric hospital. When lawmakers found out that GEO was behind the company awarded the contract, they weren't too happy, especially in light of all the recent problems that had surfaced at the prisons they operate.

It's been said that prisons are this country's largest mental institutions (after mass shutterings of such facilities from the 60's through the 80's left thosuands of mentally ill on the streets, many of which have been locked up for drugs and other minor crime). Maybe GEO just thought this was the next logical place to branch out....

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