A recent push by county officials to fill guard positions at the troubled Jackson County Detention Center is paying off. Nearly 100 people submitted applications lately. It’s a small victory given the depth of problems, but it’s an encouraging sign given previous shortages of correctional officers.
A recent push by county officials to fill guard positions at the troubled Jackson County Detention Center is paying off. Nearly 100 people submitted applications lately. It’s a small victory given the depth of problems, but it’s an encouraging sign given previous shortages of correctional officers. File photo jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com
A recent push by county officials to fill guard positions at the troubled Jackson County Detention Center is paying off. Nearly 100 people submitted applications lately. It’s a small victory given the depth of problems, but it’s an encouraging sign given previous shortages of correctional officers. File photo jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com

Editorial: Help wanted at the Jackson County jail

July 16, 2017 3:30 PM