Friday, January 31, 2014

Kansas City Seeks to Shutter Jail/ Peace Activist and Woman Priest Jail Sevre-Duzynska called conditions "appalling"

Peace activist Janice Sevre-Duszynska has spent time in various jails around the country, but says she’s never encountered anything as wretched as Kansas City’s police detention unit.
Miriam Pepper | The Kansas City Star
Kansas City’s detention unit on the eighth floor of Police Headquarters offers spartan accommodations.
“This is an appalling place to be, undignified for any human to be,” she said last week, recalling her experience July 13 when she was part of a group taken to detention on the eighth floor of Police Headquarters after a demonstration against Kansas City’s nuclear weapons parts factory.
“You go to jail, you don’t expect it to be the Hyatt or the Marriott,” she conceded. “But it was very archaic and rundown.”
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