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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Wierdsma Thomas M
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
GEO GROUP INC [GEO]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
SVP - Project Development
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
ONE PARK PLACE, SUITE 700, 621 NW 53RD STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/01/2012
(Street)

BOCA RATON, FL 33487
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Restricted Stock 03/01/2012   F   1,323(1) D $18.02 16,677 D  
Restricted Stock 03/01/2012   S   2,177(1) D $18.02 14,500 D  
Common Stock               9,823 D  
Common Stock               100 I By self as custodian for B. Wierdsma
Common Stock               100 I By self as custodian for Oliver Thomas Adams
Common Stock               100 I By self as custodian for Lauren Diane Wierdsma
Common Stock               100 I By Self as custodian for Robert Oliver Weirdsman

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option $20.625             01/18/2007 01/18/2017 Common Stock 40,000   40,000 D  
Stock Option $16.69             10/30/2008 10/30/2018 Common Stock 10,000   10,000 D  
Stock Option $21.07             10/28/2009 10/28/2019 Common Stock 7,500   7,500 D  
Stock Option $24.61             03/01/2011 03/01/2021 Common Stock 7,500   7,500 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Wierdsma Thomas M
ONE PARK PLACE, SUITE 700
621 NW 53RD STREET
BOCA RATON, FL 33487
      SVP - Project Development  

Signatures

 /s/ Thomas M. Wierdsma By: John J. Bulfin as Attorney-in-Fact   03/02/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) The GEO Group, Inc. ("GEO") purchased these shares from Mr. Wierdsma on March 1, 2012 at a price per share of $18.02, which was the closing trading price of GEO common stock on that date. The proceeds from the sale of the 1,323 shares were used to pay the taxes associated with the March 1, 2012 vesting of 5,000 shares of restricted stock."

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