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Reporter spends a night in the slammer

Reporter spends a night in the slammer

Offers thoughts after being among new jail's first visitors

July 17th, 2011 in News

I did it. I spent a night in Cole County's new jail (along with about 89 other civilians) on the first night it was opened to overnight "guests." And I volunteered to be there.

So did Sally Kurt of St. Louis County. She and her son heard about the "Bed, Breakfast and Bars" plans and traveled to Jefferson City for the experience.

"My son is going to college in California, and this was one of our last mother-son experiences," she explained.