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Boca Raton Prison Company To Be Investigated By U.S. House Committee

John McCall
South Florida Sun Sentinel
A flag with the Geo Group logo waves in the air at the Broward Transitional Center, a detention center owned by Boca Raton-based Geo.

Boca Raton-based prison and immigrant detention center company Geo Group was sent a letter this week by the U.S. House Oversight Committee demanding documents for investigation of ICE detention center allegations.

The letter says the committee is investigating “the Trump Administration’s rapidly increasing use of for-profit contractors to detain tens of thousands of immigrants, including a troubling series of reports of health and safety violations and the dramatically escalating and seemingly unchecked costs to U.S. taxpayers for these contracts.”

Government inspectors said in a June report that some immigrants have been mistreated in Geo detention centers, as reported by the Sun Sentinel.