Jackson County Jail

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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KMBC
July 21, 2017 - 1:04 pm
Kansas City, MO - A man taken into custody for a parole violation by Jackson County deputies died after being brought into the Jackson County Jail. Acording to the Sheriff's office the 35-year-old man was booked in around 11pm Thursday and was combative. After being checked by a nurse he was placed...
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KMBC
June 26, 2017 - 1:25 pm
Kansas City, MO - Four people, including two corrections officers, have been charged for their involvement in a bribery and smuggling operation at the Jackson County Jail, according to the Office of the US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. The federal criminal complain charges all four...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
June 26, 2017 - 9:21 am
For the second time in 17 months federal officials took part in a raid of the Jackson County Jail. Close to 200 officers dressed in tactical gear took part in the operation early Monday. "This was led by FBI, but supported by our sheriff's department, KCPD and the Department of Corrections, so it...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Bill Grady
June 15, 2017 - 6:29 am
Jackson County legislators are waiting for the completion of two reports on the jail which could help them decide whether the structure needs to be replaced or renovated. The two studies focus on the physical condition of the jail and its operations. The county is spending more than $500,000 on the...
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