Facing Employee Backlash and Potential PR Fallout, Edelman Stopped Working With ICE Prison Contractor

Geo Group looks to counter 'factually inaccurate portrayal of our facilities'

Handcuffed people stand in a prison.
Migrants held at a Geo Group-run ICE facility in 2013. Getty Images

Earlier this month, independent public relations firm Edelman terminated a potentially lucrative contract with for-profit corrections company The Geo Group, a top contractor for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, after less than two weeks, according to four people with extensive knowledge of the business who spoke to Adweek on condition of anonymity.

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