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‘Humiliated’: Jackson County jail policy prompts protest, claims of disparate treatment of female lawyers

Kate Zigtema, a Missouri-licensed attorney who practices in Shawnee, Kansas, is shown with a sign at a protest of a new Jackson County Detention Center security screening policy June 12 at the Jackson County Courthouse. She called the policy “insulting,” noting that attorneys hold a position of trust. Photo by Jessica Shumaker.

Attorney Jessica Ross went to the Jackson County Detention Center on June 12, intending to join a jailed client for a videoconference hearing scheduled before a judge in Independence. Instead, she was turned away. The reason?  Ross said she lost ...

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