Thursday, August 03, 2017
MUST READ!!! AFTER TKC BREAKING NEWS OF AUDIT REPORT NO SHOW: EXEC FRANK WHITE OFFERS STATEMENT ON JACKSON COUNTY JAIL CRISIS MEETING!!!
An important response worth sharing in fairness to the top ranking County official . . .
Jackson County Executive Statement on Special Legislative Meeting
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. has released the following statement in response to today’s special legislative meeting:
“I had the opportunity to meet with County officials and auditor Jim Rowenhorst about the issue of staffing at the jail in advance of today’s special legislative meeting. I understood the concerns that would be addressed and again, expressed the need for collaborative solutions. I am encouraged by today’s public discussion in an effort to make progress and look forward to reviewing the auditor’s final report.”
“Improving conditions at the jail is my top priority and I am not taking this situation lightly. Staffing issues at the jail are not new, which is why we have followed the recommendations of a 2015 Department of Corrections Task Force and implemented new initiatives that include increasing pay and training for Corrections Officers. This problem did not happen overnight and it will not be fixed overnight. I remain committed to ensuring we operate a safe and secure facility for staff, inmates and visitors.”
You can find an update of capital improvement projects at the jail on the Jackson County website.