The higher education racket and the prison industrial complex really don't mix--
GEO Group Withdraws $6 Million Gift for Florida Atlantic University | NBC 6 South Florida: "Shortly after the $6 million gift was announced in February, students and activists expressed outrage, saying some facilities operated by the group have come under fire for human rights violations. "The deal was being called Owlcatraz, it's a combinations between the owls the FAU mascot and Alcatraz, the famous prison off of the bay area," student Gonzalo Vizcardo said. FAU's Faculty Senate opposed the name change and the student government was expected to also vote on a similar resolution later this week. . . ."
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Wildfires Prompt Evacuations in Texas and Oklahoma - As high winds and dry air fueled the blazes in the Texas Panhandle, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration for 60 counties.