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GEO Group vice presidents James Black, left, and Tony Stepp provided community officials with an overview of the private prison operator’s plan for Arizona State Prison-Kingman at a luncheon Tuesday. (DOUG McMURDO/Miner)

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KINGMAN - When private prison operator GEO Group officially takes over Arizona State Prison-Kingman on Dec. 1, nearly all of the roughly 500 employees currently on the payroll at the Golden Valley facility will stay on.