The Geo Group, Inc.

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Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 12b-25


(Check One): þ   Form 10-K o   Form 20-F o   Form 11-K o   Form 10-Q
o   Form N-SAR o   Form N-CSR
For Period Ended: January 2, 2005          
o   Transition Report on Form 10-K
o   Transition Report on Form 20-F
o   Transition Report on Form 11-K
o   Transition Report on Form 10-Q
o   Transition Report on Form N-SAR
For the Transition Period Ended: __________________________________________

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Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission has verified any information contained herein.

If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above, identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:


The GEO Group, Inc.

Full Name of Registrant


Former Name if Applicable

One Park Place, Suite 700, 621 Northwest 53rd St

Address of Principal Executive Office (Street and Number)

Boca Raton, Florida     33487-8242
City, State and Zip Code

PART II — RULES 12b-25(b) AND (c)

If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate)

  (a)   The reason described in reasonable detail in Part III of this form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or expense;
þ (b)   The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition report on Form 10-K, Form 20-F, Form 11-K, Form N-SAR or Form N-CSR, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly report or transition report on Form 10-Q, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following the prescribed due date; and
  (c)   The accountant’s statement or other exhibit required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.


State below in reasonable detail why Forms 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q, N-SAR, N-CSR, or the transition report or portion thereof, could not be filed within the prescribed time period.

     The GEO Group, Inc. (the “Company”) is currently in the process of finalizing its review of certain accounting matters relevant to the completion of its audit and its assessment related to its internal controls over financial reporting as of January 2, 2005, as required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”), and requires additional time to complete such review and assessment. The Company has dedicated significant resources to the completion of its audit and its assessment of the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Although substantial progress has been made, there have been delays in completing the audit and the assessment, primarily attributable to the complex nature of the new requirements under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

     As a result of these delays and in order to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the Company’s 2004 Form 10-K (the “Form 10-K”), the Company is unable to complete and file its Form 10-K by the prescribed filing date without unreasonable effort and expense. The Company continues to dedicate significant resources to the audit of the financial statements, internal control testing and reports, and the Form 10-K, and currently anticipates filing the Form 10-K on or before the extended deadline of April 4, 2005.



(1) Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this notification

John G. O’Rourke 561 999-7401

(Name) (Area Code) (Telephone Number)

(2) Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If answer is no, identify report(s).

o   No þ   Yes

(3) Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or portion thereof?

þ   No o   Yes

If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.

The GEO Group, Inc.
(Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date   March 18, 2005 By   /s/ John G. O’Rourke

John G. O’Rourke
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

INSTRUCTION: The form may be signed by an executive officer of the registrant or by any other duly authorized representative. The name and title of the person signing the form shall be typed or printed beneath the signature. If the statement is signed on behalf of the registrant by an authorized representative (other than an executive officer), evidence of the representative’s authority to sign on behalf of the registrant shall be filed with the form.


Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal Criminal Violations (See 18 U.S.C. 1001).

General Instructions

1. This form is required by Rule 12b-25 (17 CFR 240.12b-25) of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

2. One signed original and four conformed copies of this form and amendments thereto must be completed and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C. 20549, in accordance with Rule 0-3 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Act. The information contained in or filed with the form will be made a matter of public record in the Commission files.

3. A manually signed copy of the form and amendments thereto shall be filed with each national securities exchange on which any class of securities of the registrant is registered.

4. Amendments to the notifications must also be filed on Form 12b-25 but need not restate information that has been correctly furnished. The form shall be clearly identified as an amended notification.

5. Electronic Filers. This form shall not be used by electronic filers unable to timely file a report solely due to electronic difficulties. Filers unable to submit reports within the time period prescribed due to difficulties in electronic filing should comply with either Rule 201 or Rule 202 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.201 or § 232.202 of this chapter) or apply for an adjustment in filing date pursuant to Rule 13(b) of Regulation S-T (§ 232.13(b) of this chapter).

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