Sheriff's $1.7 million no-bid jail consultant weighs in on more than jail issues

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Helping Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia run the jail is an outside consulting firm, hired in 2011 on a no-bid contract that has paid the firm more than $1,000 a day, totaling close to $1.7 million.

Garcia said that the consultant, Griffith Moseley Johnson & Associates, headed by former Jefferson County Sheriff and County Judge Carl Griffith, has paid for itself and then some.

"He's a benefit to the taxpayer," Garcia said of Griffith. "I think they've done a phenomenal job. With the expertise, the breadth of experience. I think it's worth the investment."
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