Safety

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Myth: Government contractors do not provide the same safety standards as public facilities.

Fact: The GEO Group possesses unparalleled corrections management expertise that enables facilities under GEO’s subcontracted management to operate more safely that prisons operated directly by government entities.

Myth: According to an August 2016 report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General, contract facilities were less safe and less secure than comparable Bureau of Prisons facilities.

Fact: A detailed analysis of the OIG Report revealed that the facility performance ratings used by the OIG actually indicated that contract facilities were, in fact, comparably as safe and secure as government-run prisons in this “apples-to-oranges” study. The report compared 14 low-security BOP facilities with 12% criminal aliens, to 14 low-security contracted facilities with 96% criminal aliens.