Thursday, August 03, 2017
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY JAIL DISGRACE!!! EMBATTLED EXEC FRANK WHITE SILENT NO SHOW AS AUDIT REVEALS 'CRISIS' AMONG WORST IN THE NATION!!!
The news from the County today is horrific and points to a human rights controversy confronting Kansas City . . .
Fox4: ‘It’s simply immoral to allow it’- No quick, easy solutions for Jackson Co. jail problems
KCTV5: Auditor says Jackson County Jail is ‘a crisis’
KMBC: Officials were told they need to deal with a chronic, dangerous shortage problem.
But here's the kicker . . .
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS REPORT EXEC FRANK WHITE WAS A NO SHOW AND HAS YET TO CONTRIBUTE A QUOTE TO TODAY'S SCATHING INDICTMENT!!!
The money line . . .
Auditor Jim Rowenhorst said the jail is operating below minimum staffing. He said that creates a dangerous environment for both employees and inmates.
There is a 40 percent turnover rate for corrections officers at the Jackson County Jail. He said a low pay rate contributes to that. Right now, officers make $12.60 per hour.
Rowenhorst said that when he first visited the jail in April, he witnessed some of the poorest conditions across the country.
He said the jail needs to find staffing or shut down some of its housing units. That would cause another problem, however: displaced inmates.
"It is a crisis,” he said. “It is something that I don't believe you should wait for my report to take care of."
Both the Jackson County Prosecutor and the Sheriff offered their input today. Still no word from Exec Frank White after we reached out to his reps this afternoon.
Developing . . .