Jail Overcrowding

The city of Springfield has declined a Greene County Commission proposal to pay $1 million a year for a temporary jail facility.   

Scott Harvey / KSMU

Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens says injuries sustained by a police officer following a recent assault could have been prevented were it not for the gridlock over housing municipal prisoners in the county jail.

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

In this segment of KSMU's Sense of Community Series, Michele Skalicky takes a look at what's causing the overcrowding problem at the Greene County Jail and what's being done to address the problem.