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The GEO Group Partners with Trinity Broadcasting Network to Give Second Chance to Inmates

July 1, 2009 (TBN In The News) -- The GEO Group (NYSE:GEO) (“GEO”) announced today that it has joined forces with the Trinity Broadcasting Network (“TBN”) to extend inmates housed in GEO’s facilities across the United States a real Second Chance at life. An initiative of TBN’s worldwide family of networks, Second Chance is a program that allows wardens and chaplains of eligible prisons, jails, and re-entry centers to choose up to four of TBN’s unique faith-based networks for inmates to view at their own discretion. Second Chance is a voluntary program, completely free of charge to the correctional institutions, and receives no funding from government taxpayer dollars.

GEO, a world leader in the delivery of correctional, detention, and residential treatment services to federal, state, and local government agencies around the globe, has signed an agreement to bring Second Chance into its U.S. correctional system, which currently includes the management of 47 correctional facilities and detention centers. GEO and TBN hope to reach the more than 45,000 offenders housed in GEO’s correctional facilities and detention centers geographically located in 15 states across the country.

“Our company is committed to providing meaningful offender rehabilitation programs within our correctional and detention facilities around the country,” says George C. Zoley, GEO’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This innovative partnership with Trinity Broadcasting Network will give offenders throughout our facilities access to meaningful faith-based programming on a voluntary basis. We are looking forward to the successful implementation of this important initiative.”

“TBN is delighted to be able to provide inspirational programming to the thousands of inmates at GEO facilities across the country,” said Amy Fihn, Director of TBN Second Chance. “We are constantly receiving positive feedback from both prison officials and inmates in the dozens of facilities where Second Chance has already been implemented. It is truly a win-win program designed to promote the kind of hope and personal responsibility that can help inmates better cope behind prison walls, and more importantly, prepare them to successfully assimilate back into society once they’re released, as the majority of them will be.”

About The GEO Group

The GEO Group, Inc. ("GEO") is a world leader in the delivery of correctional, detention, and residential treatment services to federal, state, and local government agencies around the globe. GEO offers a turnkey approach that includes design, construction, financing, and operations. GEO represents government clients in the United States, Australia, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. GEO’s worldwide operations include the management and/or ownership of 62 correctional and residential treatment facilities with a total design capacity of approximately 60,000 beds, including projects under development.

About Second Chance

TBN’s Second Chance – developed as a companion to already-established rehabilitation programs, and to meet the growing needs for cross-generational, cross-cultural, and multi-denominational television programming opportunities for inmates of all ages – is completely free. Once installed, it will be available to inmates to view on a purely voluntary basis.

Using KU band satellite technology, TBN will make four of its unique faith-based networks available for GEO’s diverse inmate populations to view twenty-four hours a day, including JCTV, for inmates under 30; The Church Channel, which features top speakers from various denominations; TBN Enlace USA, offering faith-based programs entirely in Spanish; and TBN, the nation’s most requested faith-based channel. TBN will also cover the cost of all necessary satellite reception equipment and installation, customized for each facility with technical assistance provided by Glorystar Satellite Systems. To learn how to get TBN’s Second Chance into a correctional facility, find out more about the program, or make a donation, simply log on to www.TBNSecondChance.org , or call 619-276-7020.

About Trinity Broadcasting Network

Trinity Broadcasting Network (“TBN”) is the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched faith network. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to people in a wide variety of denominations. Beginning in 1973 as a single UHF station in southern California, TBN now reaches every major continent via 70 satellites and more than 12,500 television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. Its website receives more than 27 million visitors monthly. For more information on TBN, visit www.tbn.org .

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