Jackson County Jail

Bill Grady
July 02, 2018 - 6:14 am
Disagreement over the cost of housing Jackson County Jail inmates could lead to heated discussions. Some county officials have complained about the low $54 per diem cost that Kansas City pays for each person incarcerated at the jail. Jackson County accountants say it spends more than $100 a day for...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Kara Marxer
June 05, 2018 - 4:14 am
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is continuing her push for county legislators to take action to fix problems at the jail. A grand jury's report has found that the jail is overcrowded, understaffed and plagued with unsafe living conditions. Inmates charged with serious crimes have been...
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Jackson County, Missouri
Bill Grady
May 24, 2018 - 5:18 am
Acting Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte is acquainted with all the problems facing the Jackson County Jail, and he understands it may become his problem in the near future. In his first one-on-one interview since taking the oath of office in Jackson County, Forte said the jail has been...
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Bill Grady
May 15, 2018 - 5:38 am
The scathing grand jury report on the Jackson County Detention Center is still making waves. Issued late in the business day Friday, the 72-page report addressed jail overcrowding, understaffing and poor management of funds. The facility was found to be filthy, with a crumbling infrastructure. KMBZ...
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Jackson County Jail
Bill Grady
January 31, 2018 - 11:05 am
Jackson County Sheriff's Deputies and jail personnel searched for illegal drugs in four areas of the lock up Wednesday morning. The search was initiated by jail staff who developed information that there could be contraband on the 7th floor. About 25 deputies assisted guards in the search. They...
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The Jackson County jail
Bill Grady
December 01, 2017 - 1:40 pm
Director of the Jackson County Department of Corrections Joe Piccinini is out. He turned in his letter of resignation to county leaders on Thursday night. The assistant director of corrections, Diana Turner, has been named interim director until a permanent replacement can be found. Jackson County...
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Bill Grady
November 29, 2017 - 6:36 am
Legislator Crystal Williams thinks corrections director Joe Piccinini should go, and says if this were corporate America, heads would have rolled. She also thinks some members of county executive Frank White's staff should be shown the door, but didn't name names. "I think we see this sometimes in...
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KMBC
Bill Grady
November 28, 2017 - 7:53 am
Last week's attack on a corrections officer at the Jackson County Jail has put the facility center stage once again. The incident prompted prosecutor Jean Peters Baker to decline serving on a task force that would study operations at the jail, which a consultant said is in crisis because of an...
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November 14, 2017 - 5:37 pm
Kansas City, MO - Jackson County Executive Frank White announced the formation of a 14-member task force to look into issues at the Jackson County Detention Center. In addition, White called for a large increase to the jail's budget. The increase would raise the starting wage for corrections...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Bill Grady
September 28, 2017 - 4:33 am
There are new calls for fixing big problems at the Jackson County Jail after four men are charged attacking and beating a corrections officer in August. The prisoners were charged with felony assault in an attack on a corrections officer in August. The frightening incident was caught on video...
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