Monday, April 23, 2012
Judge: Throw Out GEO Group's Contract
The GEO Group owns BI, Inc., an electronic monitoring company, because apparently incarcerating immigrants wasn't bringing in quite enough revenue. The GEO Group is based in Florida, where an administrative law judge reviewing the contract the state just signed with BI, Inc. has recommended that the state cancel the contract it recently awarded and turn over monitoring services to BI's competitor, ProTech. Basically, the judge found that there was an unfair bidding process, in which BI did not provide all the information initially sought in the request for proposals (but they got the contract anyway). I imagine the $800,000 GEO contributed to Florida politicians in the last election cycle might have helped them win.