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The Unbelievable Brutality Unleashed on Kids in For-Profit Prisons

Privatization of the youth prison industry handed soaring profits to GEO, but a history of brutal injustice to its incarcerated youth and their families.

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“They rob the kids of hope. They rob the kids of dignity. I think that’s probably the worst thing you can do to them.”

Booth Gunter is public affairs director for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He has also been communications director for Public Citizen in Washington, D.C., and has worked as a reporter and editor at several newspapers, most recently the Tampa Tribune.