Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Hyatt v. The GEO Group (South Bay C.F. Assault)

Roy Hyatt was an inmate at the GEO Group-managed South Bay Correctional Facility in Florida when another inmate threw boiling water at him, causing Hyatt to sustain burns to approximately 30 percent of his body and lose the use of his right eye. Hyatt alleged the GEO Group was negligent for allowing inmates at the facility to have access to a microwave oven. A jury agreed with Hyatt and awarded him over $1.2 million in damages.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Final Judgment
Contractors Involved Penalty
GEO Group $1,228,242
Further Information Released
Final Judgment 9/25/2012
Verdict 9/12/2012
Amended Complaint 1/1/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database