St. Louis, Missouri 2021-08-14 11:27:00 –
NS. LOUIS (KMOV.com)-The City Justice Center (CJC) in downtown St. Louis experienced a third uproar in less than a month.
The incident happened around 3 am. Police were called to jail before the turmoil subsided. It’s been a little over two weeks since the facility had two uproars. Over the last nine months, CJC has experienced a total of six failures.
The video starts the routine well enough. After 7 pm on Friday night, many detainees were seen from the cell and city officials said it was time for recreation.
Then, in early August, more than 100 detainees were moved to the campus of a medium security agency (also known as the Poorhouse). Previously, some prisoners were transferred from the Poorhouse to the CJC as part of efforts to fulfill the campaign’s promise to close the Poorhouse within 100 days of Mayor Tishaura Jones taking office. One of the supporters who closed the Poorhouse at that time was Concerned The movement was too fast.
After two riots within a week, city officials are proposing short-term and long-term solutions to solve ongoing problems within the City Justice Center (CJC).
City officials have cited issues with some CJC cell door locks that need to be fixed. Correctional officers previously told News 4 that the facility was not safe for guards and prisoners. When it was announced that some CJC prisoners had been transferred to the Poorhouse, Public Security Director Dan Isom said both options were bad for prisoners.
Police said no police officer was injured in the turmoil on Saturday morning.
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