JUNEAU, Alaska—An audit of the Goose Creek Correctional Center finds that a significant portion, if not all, the cost overruns that were encountered were avoidable.
The audit was commissioned by the Senate Finance Committee. The medium-security prison is set to open at Port Mackenzie.
Johns, in a letter to committee co-chair Bert Stedman, cited a lack of cooperation from the executive branch in conducting the audit and said he couldn't therefore fully understand or convey what happened in the planning, design and construction of the prison.
The audit came up during a finance subcommittee meeting Tuesday. Corrections Commissioner Joe Schmidt said he'd reviewed the audit but had little to say about it.