Kicking off with Sedgwick County commissioners and other officials, jail consultant Nancy Insco said she was glad she and her partner would have the chance to hear directly from them.
She noted that a lot had been written about Justice Concepts Inc. the past few months.
She said Justice Concepts has remained “relatively silent” in the meantime because of the “serious nature” of its work.
The Eagle has reported that Justice Concepts’ contract expired June 4. It has not delivered any written recommendations to the county during its 10-month contract. Part of its agreement with the county was to reduce the jail’s population by 25 percent.
The county has not paid Justice Concepts all of its original consulting fee yet.
Some officials, including Sheriff Robert Hinshaw, have been critical of Justice Concepts’ work. Commissioner Gwen Welshimer has been Insco’s biggest supporter, saying that she has succeeded in bringing stakeholders in the criminal justice system together.
This morning, Justice Concepts is asking for an 18-month extension of its contract and for an additional $228,000.