Downtown residents have wanted to move the old & busted facility outside of the loop for nearly five years. Sadly, the courthouse doesn't seem any closer to making progress.
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Jalen Anderson, 1st district legislator, said the communities impacted most need more chance for input.
“The amount of black men that are in this jail, the amount of Latinx people that are in this jail, the majority are minorities,” Anderson said. “We don’t have enough voices from our communities of color to move forward on this.”
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As talks about a new detention center continue in Jackson County, legislators say they have new concerns that aren't getting answers. County Legislator Dan Tarwater proposed the facility in response to the needs of the current jail, where conditions have gotten worse in recent years.