After protests, prison firm pulls donation

Sports stadiums have been named for fast food companies, office supply chains, and banks, but apparently there is one sector of the economy that is not welcome in the sports world: the private prison industry, The New York Times reports. Florida Atlantic University announced late Monday that the GEO Group Foundation, the charitable arm of the private prison corporation, planned to withdraw its $6 million gift for what was to be called GEO Group Stadium, citing discomfort at being drawn into a debate about civil rights and privatization. In a statement, GEO said that backing out of the deal was “in the best long-term interest of the university.”

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