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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The City of Springfield confirms filing a petition today in Greene County Circuit Court seeking a declaratory judgment on Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott’s contractual requirement to accept municipal prisoners. Other counts include seeking injunctive relief, and a specific performance order for the Sheriff to accept municipal prisoners. Media and citizens can find full details about the jail issue at springfieldmo.gov/jailimpact, which contains the petition, a complete chronology of the jail constraint issues, a summary of the impact of the jail closure on the City and community and a backgrounder on the subject. Additional details on the challenges of Law Enforcement & the Justice System are found in the Joint City-County Planning Task Force reports and presentation at springfieldmo.gov/jointcitycountytaskforce. ### For more information, contact: Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, 417-864-1009 (office) | 417-380-3352 (cell), [email protected]