Watchdog Tosses Prison Co.'s Protest To $2.6B ICE Contract

Law360 (July 30, 2020, 9:36 PM EDT) -- Prison company CoreCivic Inc. can't challenge missing out on a $2.6 billion contract after the U.S. Government Accountability Office ruled that it had received sufficient warning of its "unrealistically low" prices to deliver alternatives to detaining immigrants.

The GAO shot down CoreCivic's claims that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had unfairly denied the company chances to address its pricing for a contract to supervise and monitor immigrants in community settings. ICE had raised the pricing issue when it was appropriate, but CoreCivic still didn't budge from its proposal, the GAO said.

"CoreCivic was already on notice that elements of its price...

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