A sense of security is crucial to building
and upholding safe communities.

By investigating and monitoring the global private security industry,
we aim to increase awareness and transparency in this sector.


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Dissatisfied prisoners have set a GEO Group-run prison in South Africa on fire four times in the past 15 years

By:Ruth Hopkins / ZA

Dissatisfied prisoners have set a GEO Group-run prison in South Africa on fire four times in the past 15 years. This investigative 3-part series for News24 examines the underlying causes, and whether the issues are rooted in South Africa's troubled prison system or the for-profit, multinational management of the facility.

Fires, drugs and zombies: Kutama-Sinthumule prison officials ‘were warned, but they ignored us’

By:Ruth Hopkins / ZA

Kutama-Sinthumule prison in Makhado, South Africa, was destroyed in a fire on 7 August. Two inmates died, 18 were hospitalised, and two prison officials were injured. All inmates have been relocated to other facilities. The prison is managed by the American security company GEO Group, with its partners Kensani Corrections and South African Custodial Services, […]




By:Varsha Torgalkar / India

“I have been working for 12 hours, from 7 pm to 7 am daily, as a private security guard. I work 30 days in a row without any days off. After 30 days

Kenya’s Opaque Procurement Deals: The Case of G4S

By:Jackie Wahome / Kenya

The opaqueness of public procurement may be losing Kenya much needed tax revenues that would greatly ease the tax burden on ordinary Kenyans.

G4S runt eerste ‘humanitaire gevangenissen’: is dat wel een goed idee?

By:Ruben Brugnera / Belgium

Sinds kort telt België twee 'transitiehuizen'. Goedkoper op de korte termijn, maar op lange termijn lijken de kosten hoger.

Prison Company Stalls Court Actions

By:Ruth Hopkins / ZA

British multinational security company G4S wants the high court in Pretoria to suppress evidence that could reveal widespread torture and abuse of prisoners at its Mangaung prison in Bloemfontein.

Les maisons de transition, une campagne de com pour G4S?

By:Aubry Touriel / Belgium

Après des centres pour réfugiés et sans-abri, le géant de la sécurité G4S exploite désormais des maisons de transition en Belgique. Première étape d'une privatisation inavouée ? Le ministère de la Justice refuse d'expliquer le choix de cet opérateur.