Wednesday, January 31, 2018

JACKSON COUNTY JAIL REDUX AND TODAY'S REASON TO MOVE THE FACILITY OUT OF DOWNTOWN KANSAS CITY!!!



Here's a glimpse at the latest effort to clean-up an embattled local institution . . .

Meanwhile, most Downtown Kansas City residents would like the faculty moved out of the loop and somewhere into Eastern Jack where a new facility might help solve the systemic problems.

Read more . . .

Jackson County: Joint search operation at Jackson County Detention Center

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As part of an ongoing investigation, a coordinated and joint search operation occurred this morning at the Jackson County Detention Center (JCDC). The investigation was initiated by the Jackson County Department of Corrections Office of Professional Standards and carried out with support from detectives of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

“Search efforts like today are routine for correctional facilities and you can expect this to occur regularly,” said acting corrections director Diana Turner. “I am proud of our performance to execute this operation safely and securely.”

“I fully support Diana, Isaac and staff in this and future endeavors to ensure the safety and security of inmates, staff and the community,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “Their efforts reinforce our commitment to maintain transparency of our facility and I appreciate the Sheriff’s Department for their work on this investigation. This is a great example of the progress we can make when we join forces.”

The joint operation involved about 30 personnel from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and the jail’s Emergency Response Team in search of contraband. Their efforts were focused on the seventh floor, a key area of the main tower that houses high-risk offenders. The search is not connected to any other investigation.

“This shows everyone that we are working together and that jail staff can reach out to law enforcement agencies to ask for assistance and that’s what we’ve done,” said Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp.

“We are grateful for the assistance of Sheriff Sharp and his staff to help us carry out this operation,” said Turner. “We look forward to additional opportunities to utilize the resources of all of our law enforcement partners to maintain public safety.”

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Links . . .

KCTV5: Joint search operation underway at Jackson County Detention Center

Fox4: Dianna Turner, acting director of Jackson County Department of Corrections, and Jackson County Sheriff Mike Sharp both referred to this operation as a routine search.

KMBC: Search part of ongoing investigation to help maintain safety, security of inmates and staff

You decide . . .

14 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Or we could follow the leadership of the Obama administration and just let everyone go?

Anonymous said...

We don’t need a new jail, we need a new prosecutor that actuall sends people to prison. Jean Petersucker Baker is a weak-dick incompetent prosecutor.

Anonymous said...


So they want to move to eastern Jackson county and make those people feel unsafe?

Why not take these people over to Mike Sharp's house? Let that liberal dufus take care of them.

Anonymous said...

Stick it in the 'hood, that's where all the niggas be.

Anonymous said...

How about the sheriff’s office run the damn jail like most other counties!!

Anonymous said...

Could we move the stadiums there?

Everyone KC said...

Out of downtown KC. NOW!

Dex said...

Agree with most of the comments here that running the jail properly is probably the most effective and efficient solution.

But this is Jackson County we're talking about.

The jail is old and outdated and it obviously doesn't lend itself to the growing prison population. The doors still don't work and the county doesn't seem like it's in much of a rush to solve these problems. So a new facility is in order and something that we should do now instead of later.

Anonymous said...

What do we do with the old building? Downtown KC prison lofts sounds nice but that probably won't work? There are already too many apartment buildings that look like prisons.

Hillary 2020 said...

Dreamer housing

Anonymous said...

The property isn't well suited for lofts or condos, but it is right next to heart of local KC government. Let the lawyers pay for it and rehab it. It's the least they could do considering all the money that they pilfer from Kansas City taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

It would make great dreamer housing if it was in Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Thats so cute. They are trying to give a public perception that they all are playing nice together. All the while, Caleb is dragging Frank to around town to wine and dine anyone they can find to file to run against all of the current legislators.