% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

The GEO Group, Inc. Message Board

  • mcprison mcprison Dec 13, 2000 4:57 PM Flag

    Hey Dick

    Once again you place inccurate labels on

    But regarding your point, consider this:

    helpful would it be, from an investors point of view, to
    have all the problems in the public sector aired here?
    Sure, I could easily post all the negative from the
    public sector, but what would that accomplish? The
    public sector operates about 93% of all prisons and

    I don't post the stories to drive the stock price
    up or down. I don't believe this board is that
    influential. However, I firmly believe that most investors
    would like to know what is being said about the
    companies in which they invest. We already get the "good"
    news from the companies and it amazes me that there
    are a few hostile posters attacking me for providing
    them and the rest of the board with info.

    are obviously much more involved with these companies
    than being mere shareholders.

    Again, how would
    having additional knowledge about the problems of a
    public prison assist those on this board looking for

    I would concede to you that public prison problems
    could provide FUTURE opportunities for private prison
    expansion. Unfortunately, the current bed vacancies many
    companies experiencing present a much more immediate

    If you like, I would be happy to flood this board
    with stories about public prisons, but I don't see
    what benefit those stories would provide.


    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • No, but I cant stand Jesse Jackson as a human being. What is wrong with that.

    • Hello Mcprison:

      I am glad that you
      acknowledge that if you reported negative reports of what is
      happening in the public sector you would "flood this board"
      with reports.

      I have no problem with you
      reporting what is happening in the private sector. I worked
      in the industry for 42 years and know it well.
      However, many of the investors on this board have little
      on no experience with prisons. They are investing to
      make money.

      Some become paniced when they see
      negative reports about the company they invest in. Not
      having an awareness of what is happening in the public
      sector they have nothing to compare the negative report
      of a private prison to. Consequently, there is a
      tendency to think the private sector is "quickly going to
      hell in hand basket" and begin dumping their shares
      which drives the price down. This just makes the unions

      Mcprison, you and I both know that what is happening in the
      privatge sector is also happening in the public sector.
      Prisons are prisons regarding who is operating them. They
      all have inmates. Inmates are not boy scouts, they
      are criminals. Criminals who get locked up join gangs
      or ethic groups for protection and power. Belongings
      to these groups demands that they pay their dues to
      the group. Unfortuately, the dues they have to pay is
      to war with the other groups and staff. This creates
      negative news. In addition to that, some staff members are
      unethical and their behavior creates negative news.
      Mcprison, you and I both know that the biggest sorce of
      drugs in the public prisons comes from staff members
      smuggling it into the inmates.

      Just to be fair to
      those who follow this board, CXW board, and CRN board,
      I think that for every negative post you make
      regarding the private sector you post one of the many
      negative things that happen daily in public sector. That
      way the investors, Corporate staff, stock analyst and
      employees of both the private and public sectors who read
      these boards can have something to make comparions
      with. Sounds fair to me.

      Mcprison, you and I
      both know that what you have been reporting is quite
      common in both sectors.

      By the way, about three
      times in past posts I have asked are indicted you are a
      public prison union memeber. You have never denied it.
      Let me ask again.


      • 3 Replies to dmillwee
      • Thank so very much for your post, was very well said.

        Thanks agai,


      • To answer your question, no I am

        Happy reading

        The Associated Press State & Local

        December 14, 2000, Thursday, BC cycle

        6:29 AM Eastern Time

        SECTION: State and

        LENGTH: 688 words

        HEADLINE: Seven
        inmates escape from South Texas prison

        KENEDY, Texas

        Seven heavily armed
        inmates who raided a guard tower at a South Texas prison
        their escape were sought Thursday by search teams using
        tracking dogs to scour area

        Armed with
        a cache of weapons and ammunition stolen from the
        tower, the inmates took
        two guards hostage at the
        back gate of the Connally Unit and tied them up before

        The prison is about two miles south of
        Kenedy, about 50 miles southeast of San Antonio.

        About 200 correctional officers - some with tracking
        dogs, some on horseback -
        searched nearby fields for
        the seven inmates, including two San Antonio-area
        murderers believed to be armed with 14 .357 Magnum pistols
        with 238 rounds of

        "The search
        isn't going too well yet," Maj. William Daniels said
        early Thursday. "We're
        searching through hundreds of
        acres. The officers have been out there all night."

        He said the search was earlier assisted by
        helicopters from the Texas Department of
        Public Safety.

        Larry Todd, a spokesman for the Texas Department of
        Criminal Justice, said the inmates
        took 11 employees
        and three other inmates at the prison hostage in the
        maintenance shop.
        Two employees were hospitalized in
        Beeville late Wednesday with head injuries that
        not life-threatening.

        The inmates, who had
        worked as trusties in the shop inside the prison, made
        their getaway
        in a stolen pickup about 2 p.m
        Wednesday. The white pickup was found at a Wal-Mart
        Kenedy later in the day.

        "We think this is a
        well-planned and well-executed escape that may have been
        consideration by some of the inmates for several weeks," Todd

        The agency identified the escaped
        convicts as Joseph Garcia, Michael Rodriguez,
        Halprin, Donald Newbury, Larry Harper, George Rivas and
        Patrick Murphy Jr. Garcia, 29,
        was serving 50 years
        for murder in the San Antonio area and Rodriguez, 38,
        was serving a
        life sentence for capital murder,
        also out of Bexar County.

        The other employees
        working in the maintenance shop with the inmates suffered
        injuries and were treated and released. They were
        questioned by internal affairs officers to
        develop leads
        in the search.

      • Thank you for this post. It was the best one I have seen. Even Mcprison will have to agree this is fair.

    • i quess you just dont get it. You are just like
      gore. You stand up on your soapbox like you are some
      kind of public servant. You know nothing about the
      industry, you can tell that by your weak attempt to talk
      shop. You run around on cxw , crn, and whc like you are
      so concerned. You are and will always be a scared
      dishonest union waterboy that cannot accept change. Yes i
      work in the industry of corrections and i applaude you
      for the one positive post you put on the cxw board.
      Just be honest about who you are. Dont attempt to be
      something your not. But i am glad other users are calling
      you out as well. Go away.

23.78+0.51(+2.19%)Sep 30 4:02 PMEDT