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    Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

    I'm fairly positive that this will wind up on the Non-Sports board before the day is out, but since it's football, I'll start it here.

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    Florida Atlantic University has sold its naming rights to its (heretofore unnamed) stadium to The Geo Group, one of the world's largest operators of detention centers and for-profit prisons.

    Their largest sources of income are U.S. state and federal prisons, and detention centers for illegal immigrants: both of which have come under criticism for alleged violations of civil liberties and human rights. The CEO of Geo Group holds bachelor's and master's degrees from FAU.

    The terms of the agreement and the stadium's official name are still unknown, but FAU will receive about $5 million over the length of the deal.

    Nothing official, but rumor has it that they'll (unofficially) call the stadium Owl-Catraz.
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    Re: Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    Nothing official, but rumor has it that they'll (unofficially) call the stadium Owl-Catraz.
    That's high quality, right there. Nicely done.

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    Re: Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

    And the company's wikipedia page has already been scrubbed of negative information by... a former student body president at FAU.
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    Re: Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

    That's cutting edge marketing.
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    Re: Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

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    Re: Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

    When you attend a football game at Owl-Catraz, do you get a typical bag search and periodic pat down or do they pass go and go straight for the body cavity search?

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    Re: Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

    A prison company sponsoring a college football stadium really is the most Florida thing ever.
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    Re: Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondDust View Post
    A prison company sponsoring a college football stadium really is the most Florida thing ever.
    This development in no way infringes upon Florida's number one distinction, jorts.
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    Re: Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

    Do you get a souvenir shank for attending a game?

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    Re: Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

    Awesome. For a "sponsor named" stadium, that's about as good as it gets.
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    Re: Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

    Folks better watch out for the "Jailbreak Screen Pass" play, it just might be real.

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    Re: Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

    Could Penn St (St. Penn) be next to sell them the naming rights?

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    Re: Florida Atlantic Football Joins The Prison-Industrial Complex

    Crime is third only to citrus & tourism.

    But if you kill we kill you back.

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