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Aurora, Colorado
“There’s a lot of money being percolated around your fair city right now.”
Teresa Hunt, the GEO Group warden of the Colorado Immigration and Customs Enforcement Center on GEO buying off the local community. The Aurora Sentinel, July 2, 2009

Baldwin County, Georgia
“Deserving Baldwin County high school seniors are being given the opportunity to apply for a $1,000 scholarship provided by The GEO Group Inc.”
The GEO Group is a private corrections company that will be operating a new private prison facility, Riverbend Correctional Facility, in south Baldwin County adjacent to the existing Baldwin State Prison. The Union-Recorder,
April 22, 2011

Boston, Massachusetts
"And, Country Kitchen has graciously agreed to return as Presenting Sponsor of the Challenge. Additional Challenge sponsors include: Jonathan and Jeanne Lavine, BNY Mellon, Pepsi, CVS Caremark, Avid Technology, Natixis, the Hanson family, Par Electrical Contractors, the Shay family, Gerry and Penney Klingman, The GEO Group, John Hancock, UGG Australia, FIJI Water, Patron and many others. Media sponsors include: Niche Media, CBS Radio, NBC/WHDH, The Boston Globe and Bicycling Magazine.", May 23, 2011

Estancia, New Mexico
"Dunlap announced Corrections Corporation of America was awarding the town of Estancia $1,000 to be used for a summer youth program."
Mountain View Telegraph
, June 18, 2009

Eloy, Arizona, CCA
"Approx. 97 people attended the Eloy Chamber of Commerce's annual awards banquet last Friday, Jan. 23, at the Holiday Inn in Casa Grande. The event was sponsored by APS and Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). Local musical talent Lance Burton was invited back again this year to perform songs at the commencement, and closing, of the evening's events."
Casa Grande Valley News,
January 28, 2009

"CCA constantly has a presence in Eloy functions, as representatives attend Economic Development Group of Eloy (EDGE) meetings, participate on boards such as the Chamber and EDGE, and contributes funds and time and energy to local community events."
Eloy Enterprise, January 7, 2009

Hendricks County, Indiana, Aramark
"Hendricks County Sheriff Dave Galloway recently announced that the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the ARAMARK Company, will once again be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a Hendricks County student pursuing a college degree in the criminal justice field."
Hendricks County Flyer
, March 13, 2009

Huerfano County Correctional Facility, Colorado, CCA
"The historic Fox Theater, 715 Main St., will take a direct hit from the prison closure. Huerfano County Administrator John Galusha said the county has been paying for utilities for the theater out of what is called the Prison Authority Fund. "The county contracted with the correctional center when it opened to form this fund. In that agreement, the county receives 50 cents per prisoner per day which goes directly into the Prison Authority Fund," Galusha said.Galusha said the revenue generated from the fund is about $130,000 a year. "Without that revenue coming in, some of the things from the prison authority will take a hit next year," Galusha said. The prison fund also helps pay for new sheriff's department vehicles and youth programs. Galusha said the Fox was receiving about $400 a month to pay for utilities."
Pueblo Chieftain, March 7, 2010

Junee Jail, Australia, GEO Group
"THE LABOR MP Paul McLeay is under pressure to stand down as chairman of a parliamentary committee after it emerged that he accepted a donation from the company that runs the state's only private prison. When he accepted the donation from the GEO Group the committee was reviewing the company's $26 million contract. GEO donated $2000 to Mr McLeay's personal campaign on August 28, 2005 when the member for Heathcote was vice-chairman of the Public Accounts Committee that was looking into whether the private Junee prison was providing value for money compared to public jails."
Sidney Morning Herald, March 5, 2009

Montgomery County, Texas, GEO Group
"Brenckman received a $3,500 scholarship from the Montgomery County A&M Club; a $2,500 scholarship from the Montgomery County Fair Association; and a $1,000 Lake Conroe Area Republican Women Scholarship. Additionally, she received a Geo Group Scholarship worth $1,000; and a $750 scholarship from the Eastern Star – Willis chapter."
The Courier of Montgomery County
, July 27, 2009

Pahrump Nevada, CCA
B.J. Hetrick-Irwin, director of the Nevada Silver Tappers, at left, presents a check for $3,000 to Patricia Cox representing the Pahrump Boys and Girls Club, proceeds from their annual Holiday Benefit Show. Cox said the $80,000 fund drive to keep the Pahrump Boys and Girls Club operating is up to about $52,000 with the donation, with $42,000 from the Boys and Girls Club of America, $2,300 from Saitta-Trudeau Chrysler Jeep Dodge, $2,600 gathered at the Pahrump Fall Festival, $1,000 from the Rotary Club of Pahrump Valley and another $1,000 from miscellaneous donors. Corrections Corporation of America agreed to make a one-time donation of $10,000 under a development agreement from Nye County, Pahrump Valley Speedway is also donating $1 from each ticket sold, Cox said.
Pahrump Valley Times
, January 1, 2010

"Schinhofen said with the economy the way it is, the event almost didn't happen. "Corrections Corporation of America, when they heard we couldn't get this event on this year, they came through with 75 percent of the funds to put it on," he said."
Pahrump Valley Times, March 20, 2009

"Mike Darby, newly-elected to the Pahrump Town Board, wanted the company to provide money for scholarships at Great Basin College in general. The agreement provides for a $10,000 annual contribution if the college has a criminal justice associate degree program."
Pahrump Valley Times, December 19, 2008

"(Lucibeth Nave) Mayberry, (CCA's vice president and deputy chief development officer) at the start of the company's presentation, said CCA will contribute, at a minimum, $1.2 million in grants to the community the first year, then at least $860,000 in payments annually. That will amount to $17.53 million in contributions over the 20-year life of the federal contract, she said."
Pahrump Valley Times, December 19, 2008

Palm Beach County, Florida
"The Wackenhut Corporation Golf Classic and Auction was recently held at the PGA National Resort & Spa. The event provided a weekend of dining, bidding, and golfing, which netted more than $150,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County."
Sun Sentinel, July 22, 2009

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
The Vaudeveille/Roaring '20s event will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Ridge and promises entertainment such as singers, dancers, magicians, Keystone Cops, flappers, and "a speakeasy." Sponsorships are available at various levels, including the $5,000 Fred Astaire Package, the $2,500 Groucho Marx Package, and the $1,000 Charlie Chaplin Package. Contact Rick Morrow at or call (865) 483-8431. Sponsors already lined up include Wackenhut Services Inc.-Oak Ridge at the $5,000 level; K9 Search on Site and B&W Y-12 at the $2,500 level; and Oak Ridge Utility District at the $1,000 level."
Oak Ridger, August 24, 2009

Rio Grande Detention Center, Texas, GEO Group
"The Geo Group came to Laredo on Wednesday bearing cash for both the City of Laredo and Webb County. But in what seemed like a sudden impulse move at a news conference, George Zoley, Geo CEO and founder, doubled the amount he planned to give the entities from $125,000 each to $250,000 each in general funds."
Laredo Morning News,
May 17, 2007

Savannah River Nuclear Power plant, Wackenhut
Wackenhut, a security contractor at Savannah River Site, presented a check to Tubman Middle School for $945 Tuesday. The money will be used to purchase prizes and incentives for pupils who show good behavior, Principal Wayne Frazier said. The money will also be used to hold a celebration after state standardized testing. "That's a big lump (of money) for us," Dr. Frazier said. "That is more money than we've had in that budget since I've been here." Augusta Chronicle, February 4, 2009

"Wackenhut Services Inc., the security contractor at the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, donated $2,500 to support Aiken Habitat for Humanity. Aiken County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that builds and mortgages houses to approved low-income families on a no-profit, no-interest basis."
Augusta Chronicle, December 22, 2008

Tennessee Legislature
"John Ferguson, CEO and board chairman of Corrections Corporation of America, has donated to all four major Republican candidates for governor and to all four major Democratic candidates as well, a review of candidate disclosures shows."
Knoxville News Sentinel, July 20, 2009