According to the press release, GEO Group has executed a 20-year contract, inclusive of three five-year option periods, effective January 2, 2008 with the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (“OFDT”) for the housing of up to 768 U.S. Marshals Service (“USMS”) detainees at the Robert A. Deyton Detention Facility (the “Facility”) located in Clayton County, Georgia (the “County”). GEO leases the Facility from the County under a 20-year agreement, with two five-year renewal options. The Facility currently has a capacity of 576 beds, and GEO has begun construction on a 192-bed expansion.
GEO expects to commence the intake of 576 detainees in February of 2008. At the 576-bed occupancy level, the Facility is expected to generate approximately $16 million in annualized operating revenues with an 80 percent occupancy guarantee. GEO expects the 192-bed expansion to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2008. At full occupancy of 768 beds, the Facility is expected to generate approximately $20 million in annualized operating revenues with an 80 percent occupancy guarantee.