Published On: Wed, Dec 4th, 2019

Nine Protesters Arrested Outside of Geo Group Boca Raton Headquarters

The Geo Group, a company that specializes in rehabilitation and post-rehabilitation, has recently had a contact with local activists. Recently, outside of the company’s Boca Raton headquarters were nine protestors, protesting how the detainees who are undocumented immigrants are seriously mistreated.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, the activists were holding up signs saying, “no more jails, let them free.” The Geo Group claims that the protesters were given false information about the company and that the company would do anything to ensure their employees are safe. But, in order for the police to remove the protesters from the scene, they were struck with a challenge – the activists used cement and tar to make it difficult for them to move. In order for police to safely remove the protesters, it took anywhere between half an hour to an hour for each person to be cut free.

Currently, the Geo Group is the operator of the center for teens who illegally entered the country, the Broward Transitional Center. The Sun-Sentinel states that the Geo Group is one of the largest contractors for detention centers, and has contracts with both the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Marshals service.

About the Author

- I am a dual enrolled student at FAU and FAU High School. Currently, I am on track to receive a degree in Political Science and Multimedia Journalism. I am a newsroom writer for the Boca Tribune.

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