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

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This story relates to the GEO Group Inc.


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.

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