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Jackson County Detention Center (R)

The Jackson County Detention Center has been a contentious topic in city and county politics, with a lot of the public debate focused on questions of funding and space. But conditions for inmates, most of whom are awaiting trial, continue to be concerning for those who know the facility. This show originally aired in July, 2019.
 

  • Nancy Leazar, superintendent of the now-closed Municipal Correctional Institution, also known as the "city jail"
  • Alvin Brooks, former city councilman, former police commissioner, anti-violence activist and member of two task forces appointed to review jail conditions
  • Jordan Watson, criminal defense lawyer, KC Defense Counsel

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Gina Kaufmann is the host of KCUR’s Central Standard, a talkshow fueled by curiosity and critical thinking. You can reach her on Twitter, @GinaKCUR.
Aviva Okeson-Haberman is the Missouri government and politics reporter at KCUR 89.3. Email her at aviva@kcur.org.
Noah Taborda is a Sports Broadcasting Journalism major who hopped on the short flight from Chicago to hone his trade at the University of Missouri. He hopes to cover a meaningful moment or two in his future career.