Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Dead-Tree Media Development Solution Fact Check: New Jail Won't Solve Overcrowding

Another example that newspaper people have no idea what they're talking about . . . We've discussed this topic with KICK-ASS JACKSON COUNTY INSIDERS and learned that new jails built are overcapacity from the moment they open . . . Remember that the U.S. locks up more people than China. There won't ever be enough space for all of the inmates so a new jail is really just advocacy for more development . . . Meanwhile, the real problems in the Jackson County Jail crisis is one of MANAGEMENT . . . You decide:

Editorial: A jail in crisis - Jackson County must tackle overcrowding

Jackson County must do more to pare its jail population, or the federal government may step in and force officials to act. There simply isn't room for more inmates, and problems are multiplying as violent crimes in Kansas City continue to soar.

13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Buttfuck & McDouche build us a great big new jail for free in return for getting the no bid deal on the airport? It doesn't have to be fancy, just huge for all the negroes Jean Petersucker Baker is going to put in it.

Anonymous said...

Pretrial containment for those that don't post bond makes good sense. Convicts, however, should not be held in the jail. Leased out as a chain gang for labor, a brace of convicts could bring in extra cash for the County. Let them pick lettuce in Cali!

Anonymous said...

Let them pick cotton in the South. Picking cotton was their original intended use.

Anonymous said...

first, stop hiring political hacks as Director who are just looking for a second retirement. Pay the officers more than 13 dollars an hour. Do better background checks on workers and take serious and investigate all internal complaints. Once convicted, send to prison within 24 hours. Fast track trial and sentencing for those that cant bond out. Only house those people who are a flight risk and a danger to the public. The jail should not be used as a homeless shelter or debtors jail. Use community service and chain gangs to do work in the community to pay off fines. Use halfway houses for overnight and weekend stay for those non violent offenders who can work during the day. Jackson County should start prosecuting repeat offenders to the fullest extent of the law and send to prison.

Phil Cardarella said...

Or, we could quit filing minor violations as felonies and using the jail as a means of coercing pleas. And, you know, follow the actual state law on bonds, which favors automatic RORs on nearly all charges. Then we need ot reach the "new jail" boondoggle at all. Nor do we need to ship out inmates -- a spectacularly dumb idea since it costs a LOT and actually delays cases because the Public Defender cannot reach them.

When Katheryn Shields became County Executive in 1997, the jail was in the same pickle as now -- unsafe, unsanitary and over-crowded -- and under a federal court order to spend $40 MILLION on a jail expansion. Instead, she negotiated a population cap order that forced the prosecutor and judges to pay attention to population, got rid of unqualified patronage employees, trained and paid qualified employees -- and paid attention to the root causes of crime. Only @ $20 Million was needed for new beds -- and that included a new Mental Health Unit to help cut recidivism..

When Katheryn Shields left the County Exec position on 12/31/07, the jail was safe, clean, not over-crowded and had the largest inpatient Mental Health Unit in western Missouri. Policy really matters -- and having a "policy wonk" like Shields (with years of experience in City and County government) mattered most.

Anonymous said...

The jail stopped seeking and lost accreditation under Katheryn. She started the slide down from a safe, clean, facility to the Hell hole that it is today.

Anonymous said...

Why build a jail? It's cheaper to put up an electric fence. Build one with a roof on it. Dig a hole to shit and piss in.

Crazy Clown said...

Phil is correct I do remember talk on the news back in the 1990's.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Looks like Caleb is fighting an increase to his child support payments, without regard to the fact that he is doing much better financially now. What a slime ball!

Anonymous said...

I very surprised Tony has not posted on Caleb's ongoing problems.

Anonymous said...

Caleb Clifford must be a tipster to Tony, or this blog would be all over a local politico who is a Deadbeat Dad.

Anonymous said...

Deadbeat Dads are among the lowest life forms on this planet.