The recent raid on the Jackson County Detention Center was just the latest in a long list of problems at the jail. The county must act to correction a perverted jail culture and to ease overcrowding.
The recent raid on the Jackson County Detention Center was just the latest in a long list of problems at the jail. The county must act to correction a perverted jail culture and to ease overcrowding. Allison Long along@kcstar.com
The recent raid on the Jackson County Detention Center was just the latest in a long list of problems at the jail. The county must act to correction a perverted jail culture and to ease overcrowding. Allison Long along@kcstar.com

Editorial: A jail in crisis — Jackson County must tackle overcrowding

July 04, 2017 08:30 PM

UPDATED July 04, 2017 08:30 PM

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