G4S Back in Profit – Not Necessarily a Good Thing

The BBC and other news outlets have reported that G4S is back in profit.

So, this seems like a good time to remember their chequered past:

  • Escaping prisoners.
    • 2 in 2011.  Read more…
    • Another one in 2011 after they tagged his false leg.  Oops!  Read more…
    • Another dangerous one in 2013.  Read more…
    • Not to mention dozens under the name Group 4 Security back in the 90s.
  • Losing keys to a prison.  Read more…
  • Failure to provide the promised security at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Read more…
  • Guard sleeping whilst a prisoner takes a selfie.  Read more…
  • Overcharging the taxpayer for the electronic tagging of offenders.  Read more…
  • Sending inappropriate threatening letters for gas regulator checks instead of simply informing householders in advance.  Read more…
  • More bizarrely, apparently drinking vodka out of each other’s bottoms.  Read more…
  • Not to mention accusations of human rights abuses.  Read more…

Do we really want this company back in profit … or might the world be a better place without them…?