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