Request Yields No Independent Audit Proposals for Goose Creek Correctional Center

No one responded to the Senate Finance Committee’s request for proposals for an independent audit of the Goose Creek Correctional Center.

Committee aide Darwin Peterson said the audit’s scope and timeline may have been too aggressive. The solicitation sought a status report by Oct. 30 and a final report to the committee by Dec. 15.

The Legislature is scheduled to convene in January. During the last regular session, concerns were raised about the costs of the medium-security prison, expected to open next year at Port Mackenzie.

The request for proposals sought answers to a long list of questions, including whether decisions were made with full knowledge of funding limits and whether the site selected was cost-effective.

Peterson said other options are being considered, including limiting the scope or doing some work in-house.

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