Joint Statement from Mayor Sly James and County Executive Frank White Regarding Incident at Jackson County Regional Correctional Center

August 29, 2016 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
Joni Wickham Joni.Wickham@kcmo.org 816-513-6582

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News from the Offices of the Mayor and County Executive

Office of Mayor Sly James contact:

Joni Wickham

Joni.Wickham@kcmo.org

816-513-6582

Jackson County Contact:

Brenda Hill

bmhill@jacksongov.org

(816) 881-1391

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 29, 2016

Joint Statement from Mayor Sly James and County Executive Frank White Regarding Incident at Jackson County Regional Correctional Center

“We are both shocked and deeply troubled to learn of the recently alleged assaults at the Regional Correctional Center. Those responsible will be held accountable and all other necessary changes will be made swiftly. Jackson County and Kansas City are both committed to the original purposes of a regional correctional center. We have and will continue to work towards creating efficiencies while serving our constituencies better. However, those efforts will not be effective as long as misuses of power continue to exist. The County has hired former United States Attorney Todd Graves to conduct an independent and thorough investigation into this matter.”

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