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GEO Group Indicted for Murder in De La Rosa Case

The title says it all.  From the Associated Press ("Private Prison Company Indicted for Texas Murder," Houston Chronicle, October 24),

A private prison company based in Florida has been indicted in the death of a Texas prisoner just days before his release.

The indictment released Thursday alleges The GEO Group let other inmates fatally beat Gregorio de la Rosa Jr. with padlocks stuffed into socks.

He died four days before his scheduled release from a facility in Raymondville on the southern tip of Texas.

A jury ordered the company to pay de la Rosa's family $47.5 million in a 2006 civil judgment. He died in 2001.

Calls to The GEO Group and the Willacy County District Attorney's Office were not immediately returned Friday. The GEO Group was formerly known as Wackenhut Corrections Corp.

It's extremely rare that a private corporation is indicted for murder in the United States.  We'll keep you posted on this very important story as we hear more.   

Comments

I am the sister of Gregorio De La Rosa Jr.. It is difficult to understand the pain that my family is still going through after my brother's death. But it is even worse to try to understand why the GEO group is getting away with MURDER. Day in and day out, we read in newspapers and watch on television how individuals get persecuted , go to trial, and sentenced for murders, rapes, thefts, etc. The GEO group murdered my brother! They were sent to trial and were convicted. The result? NOTHING! They are still asking for pointless exensions and avoiding their responsibility. So where is David Forrest? FREE! Enjoying his freedom and his family. What has the GEO group done to pay for their acts? They are still playing with the court system and with justice. When is this going to stop? When will justice be served for my deceased brother? When will the pain for my family start mending?