Model Facilities

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.

New Opportunity for Inmates and Jobs for Lake County, Michigan

Facility details:

“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

Ravenhall Correctional Centre, 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.

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Proven Reduced Recidivism at Graceville and Riverbend

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

  • Both facilities have implemented Continuum of Care programming long enough to calculate 24-month 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



Extending the recidivism measurement time from 12 to 24 months, we saw a decline of 16%.

Within 24 months of release, 31.2% of those released during the 2015 calendar year returned to a Georgia prison.

After implementation of the CoC Program, the 24-month return rates decreased to 26.2% for those released during the 2016 calendar year.



The Graceville Correctional Facility CoC program was fully implemented in July 2016. The Graceville recidivism figure to the right shows an offender return rate decline of 23%. Prior to the CoC Program, 14.9% of those released returned to a Florida prison within 12 months. Following the implementation of the CoC Program, return rates decreased to 11.4% for those released between 2015 and 2016. This indicates a 23% reduction in recidivism.