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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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GEO Group

9 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $4.6M in penalties

The GEO Group designs, develops, finances, and operates correctional, detention, and community reentry facilities in North America, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Until July 2003, the company was a subsidiary of the Wackenhut Corporation.

Correspondence Date
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 N/A $463.4M
2015 #44 $1,305.2M

9 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

8 additional instances of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
9/20/2017 State of Washington v. GEO Group (Northwest Detention Center Minimum Wage Violations)
GEO Group
Pending
11/1/2016 Violating Federal Ban on Contractor Political Contributions
GEO Group
Pending
10/30/2015 Keels v. The GEO Group, et al. (Background Checks)
GEO Group
Pending
9/24/2015 Sexual Harassment at the Central Arizona Correctional Facility
GEO Group
Pending
10/22/2014 Menocal et al. v. The GEO Group (Unpaid Wages and Forced Labor at ICE Detention Facility)
GEO Group
Pending
8/15/2014 U.S. ex rel. Roycroft v. The GEO Group et al. (Abraxas Ohio False Claims)
GEO Group
Pending
4/29/2013 Sexual Harassment at Florence West Prison
GEO Group
$140,000
9/25/2012 Hyatt v. The GEO Group (South Bay C.F. Assault)
GEO Group
$1,228,242
6/11/2012 Meridian, MS Correctional Facility Safety and Health Violations
GEO Group
$13,600
5/20/2011 Bryant v. GEO Group (Wrongful Death)
GEO Group
$0
2/9/2011 Gomez v. GEO Group (Wrongful Death)
GEO Group
Pending
12/7/2010 Galindo, et al. v. Reeves County, et al. (Wrongful Death)
GEO Group
Pending
11/16/2010 Unlawful Conditions at Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility
GEO Group
$0
1/30/2008 Bussy v. The GEO Group (Strip Search Class Action)
GEO Group
$2,999,000
7/18/2007 Morgan-Mapp v. The GEO Group (Wrongful Death)
GEO Group
$0
12/27/2006 Tapia v. The GEO Group (Death at Val Verde County Jail)
GEO Group
$200,000
9/15/2006 De La Rosa v. Wackenhut (Wrongful Death)
GEO Group
$0

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