"There’s an ongoing investigation of contraband and other issues at the jail. This is a significant public safety threat. We continue to investigate inmates using illegal cell phones without any monitoring to conduct criminal activity or initiate threats and intimidating actions against victims and witnesses – from their jail cell."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Amid problems at the Jackson County Jail, the county's prosecutor, Jean Peters Baker issued a statement Friday regarding public safety and the county's jail. Read her full statement below: I wish to thank all Jackson County officials who took time this week to respond to the troubling reports from the jail auditor.