TKC Management Services in 1996 won a no-bid contract to maintain Mecklenburg County jails, an agreement that costs about $7 million a year. In this file photo, a detention officer supervises jail inmates.
TKC Management Services in 1996 won a no-bid contract to maintain Mecklenburg County jails, an agreement that costs about $7 million a year. In this file photo, a detention officer supervises jail inmates. OBSERVER FILE
TKC Management Services in 1996 won a no-bid contract to maintain Mecklenburg County jails, an agreement that costs about $7 million a year. In this file photo, a detention officer supervises jail inmates. OBSERVER FILE

No-bid jail maintenance contract spurs questions

November 21, 2015 7:00 AM