Zidek calls on prison to draw transition plan to eliminate GEO

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From the Delco Times,

“Delaware County Councilman Brian Zidek called on the Prison Board of Inspectors to devise a way to transfer the operations of the county prison out of private hands.

“I wanted to call on publicly on the prison board to plan for a transition to a public prison so that all of our options are open,” he said.

The county Board of Prison Inspectors, comprised of two members appointed by county council and three members by the county judicial system, has a contract with GEO Group Inc. to operate the 1,883-bed facility through Dec. 31. GEO Group has operated the prison from 1998 to 2009 and then again from last year after it acquired Community Education Centers, which operated the jail from 2009 through 2017.”