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Tag: Northwest Detention Center


Corporate owner of Tacoma’s immigration detention center buys naming rights to Florida football stadium, sparking protests

The corporate owner of the federal immigration detention center on Tacoma’s Tide Flats recently bought the naming rights to Florida Atlantic University’s new football stadium — a move that has sparked sit-ins and other student protests.

The GEO Group, the second largest private prison contractor on the planet, has paid $6 million for naming rights to FAU’s stadium for the next 12 years, according to various published reports.

George Zoley, chief executive officer and chairman for the company that has reported as much as $2.8 billion in annual earnings in recent years, is an alumnus of the

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