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Prison company withdraws offer to name FAU stadium



A private company that operates prisons in Florida won't be putting it's name on Florida Atlantic University's football stadium after all, the Sun-Sentinel reports.

The GEO Group has withdrawn its offer to pay the school $6 million for 12 years of stadium naming rights, citing the ongoing protests and criticism of the deal. Students and other activists had criticized the deal and accused the private company of human rights violations at facilities in Florida.

The Sun-Sentinel reports that the GEO Group will instead donate $500,000 to FAU.

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[Last modified: Monday, April 1, 2013 8:29pm]


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