McFarland, California

In California, GEO has a long-standing relationship with its government partners, and in the cities of McFarland and Adelanto alone, employs over 1,000 local citizens with high-paying jobs, while contributing significantly to the local economies.

Lake County, Michigan
“Inmates will be offered courses that include basic adult education, introduction to computers, building trades, life skills, religious services and suicide prevention, according to GEO Group. Village of Baldwin President Jim Truxton has long been a supporter of the facility and said most of the community is also happy with the contract for the prison.” Detroit News, 9/26/19

Melbourne, Australia

Ravenhall Correctional Centre, a GEO facility in Australia, provides unprecedented levels of pre- and post-release support to prisoners. In nearly three years of operation, it is reducing recidivism rates by over half of the local average. It is a prime example of how investment into a quality facility and programming, combined with performance based contracting, can offer excellent results.

Proven Reduced Recidivism at Riverbend

Our outcomes highlight recidivism reductions, disciplinary reports, and grievances at two Continuum of Care demonstration sites: Graceville Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility in Jackfiverbend Correctional Facility in Milledgeville, GA.

  • Both facilities have implemented Continuum of Care programming long enough to calculate recidivism rates, and the data shows significant reductions in returns to prison
  • Continuum of Care programming provides offenders up to 18 hours of individualized cognitive behavioral treatment above what prisons are contracted to provide
  • There is evidence of the positive impact that enhanced programming and staff development has on key disciplinary and grievance measures


  • Riverbend Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility houses 1,500 medium custody adult male offenders
  • 382 participants were released in 2018
  • 60% of those eligible (232 of 382) engaged in ICBT and/or Post-Release Support Services
  • Figure 1 shows a 16% variance in recidivism between the participants who opted out and those who engaged in ICBT and Post-Release Support Services