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The GEO Group Inc. Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership and Operational Excellence

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

The GEO Group Inc. Celebrates 30 Years of Leadership and Operational Excellence

Our parent company, The GEO Group Inc., is this year celebrating 30 years of leadership and operational excellence.

Founded in 1984 by our Chairman and CEO, Dr. George Zoley, GEO, secured its first contract with the United States Department of Labor for the management of a 600 bed youth facility in Oklahoma. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the company grew remarkably, winning new contracts across the United States, including Texas, Florida, and California.

GEO expanded internationally in the 1990s, wining its first contract in the UK in 1994 as part of a joint venture. By 2002, GEO had established itself as a leader in the privatised custody and offender management sectors in the UK, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

Today, GEO has 18,000 employees world-wide, who on any one day are caring for 68,000 people in custody and managing 20,000 offenders in the community.

You can read more about the remarkable story of The GEO Group Inc. in the latest quarterly edition of GEO World.

A copy of GEO World can also be down-loaded from our website.