New Jackson County Jail Displaces Trailer Park Residents

Progress often comes at the expense of people, here's more insight on a Courthouse effort that leaves low-income residents without many options.

Perspective . . .

Jackson County paid $7.05 million to purchase the property at 7000 E. U.S. Highway 40 from Park Holdings Inc., a real estate company based out of Wichita, Kansas. The purchase was approved unanimously by the Jackson County Legislature on July 12.

For the county, it’s a huge step toward its goal of building a larger facility to address overcrowding issues at its current jail — a problem that one study said has existed since the current facility opened in 1984.

But for Heart Mobile residents, it means uncertainty about the future.

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'Where are we gonna go?': New jail to displace over 100 Jackson County residents

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