In a detention center in Texas, a man pleaded with prison guards to adjust his epilepsy medication. Instead, they threw him in solitary confinement. A month later he was dead due to complications from a seizure.
This horrible misuse of power happened inside a detention facility operated by international for-profit prison titan, GEO Group. In the US alone they manage 64 detention centers, with reported revenue of over 1.5 billion. Much of it stems from contracts with federal governments. In response to years of horrifying reports of abuse, shareholders finally asked GEO Group to be audited. They refused.
What do they have to hide?
Sign the petition and demand that GEO Group be transparent and allow third-party audits of their correctional and detention facilities.
GEO Group has not only had prisoners die under their care. Over the years, allegations of sexual assault, harassment, filthy conditions, and overcrowding have been leveled at the for-profit conglomerate.
In a social climate ripe for the mass imprisonment of refugees, immigrants and people of color- GEO Group refuses to make an honest effort to improve the lives of inmates. These audits would have examined rates of violence, use of force incidents, and lockdowns. We as global citizens need to speak out and demand accountability and humane treatment for inmates.
Sign the petition and fight for what’s right. GEO Group, permit independent audits of your correctional and detention facilities, now.