Recent inmate escape has officials reviewing jail procedures
Mori Farrell, guard By Afton Spriggs
(KMOV)-- The escape at the downtown justice center nearly two weeks ago has the Commissioner of Corrections taking a closer look at operations there.
Gene Stubblefield told News 4 Wednesday morning that the breakout by two inmates was not the result of bad procedures, but a guard who did not follow the rules.
That guard was charged with felony counts of permitting escape.
As a result supervisors are getting more involved in the inspections and searches done by guards.
“So as a result of what happened a couple of weeks ago, changes are taking place as far as the way jailers are supervised,” Gene Stubblefield, Commissioner of Corrections said. "Well I wanted to make sure the way they're being supervised is proper. I think they were properly supervised from the very beginning, but when these types of instances occur, we to go back and look at the process."