The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida said Monday it filed a public records request with Florida Atlantic University asking for all documents dealing with a $6 million pledge by the private prison company GEO Group of Boca Raton in exchange for the naming rights to the school’s football stadium.
“We’re filing this request to identify what FAU officials knew about GEO, when they knew it, and why they insist on repeating GEO’s defenses of its horrendous record of abuse and neglect,” said Julie A. Ebenstein, ACLU staff attorney. According to a press release, the request was submitted to the school’s Board of Trustees, headed by Anthony Barbar, and also to university president Mary Jane Saunders.
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