Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Farewell to ‘Owlcatraz’

"Just hours after the latest student protest, Boca-Raton based GEO Group on Monday withdrew its planned $6 million gift to Florida Atlantic University, a gift that would have put its name on the school’s football stadium.  Controversy had dogged the gift from the beginning, as GEO Group’s status as the second-largest private prison operator in the country prompted jokes nicknaming the stadium Owlcatraz, after FAU’s mascot.  More serious criticism came from human-rights organizations on the company’s reputation for housing prisoners in unhealthy, abusive squalor." – Miami Herald, Apr. 1, 2013.