Private Detainee Transfer Center Opens at England Airpark

GEODetaineeFacilityA privately owned transfer center for detainees is officially opened at England Airpark today.

It’s operated by the Geo Group, a Florida-based company. The company describes itself as the world’s largest provider of correctional, detention and community re-entry services. They have more than 78-thousand beds and run a detention facility in nearby Jena in LaSalle Parish.

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu was invited as a guest speaker, because she guided the project through the federal government.

Nearly 150 jobs are added with the Geo investment at the Airpark.

KLAX ABC 31 News 10/16/14