Let’s talk about the new renovated justice center located at 123 E. Main, Neosho. People ask, what does the new justice center have to offer that was not previously available? I’ll list the major upgrades.

Let’s talk about the new renovated justice center located at 123 E. Main, Neosho. People ask, what does the new justice center have to offer that was not previously available? I’ll list the major upgrades.
• Security is first class! All visitors will enter at a single location and go through basic screening. Staff areas and private court documents will be under lock.
• Camera surveillance is increased and upgraded, both inside and out.
• Fiber, phones, and technology capability is all updated.
• Inmates will enter the building through a new “sally port” and remain secure until their scheduled appearance.
• A second elevator is used by personnel and law enforcement, thus allowing easier public access to the public elevator.
• Staff is now centrally located to enable immediate transference of   information, access to each office, and upgraded space and equipment.
• A fully equipped break room is provided for all personnel.
• For the first time, attorneys will have private quarters to have discussions with clients. No confidential conversations will have to take place in the hallway.
• A new public announcement system is in place.
• A sprinkler system has been installed.
Floor design has removed the need for intermingling of inmates, citizens, judges, and personnel, allowing for increased privacy and movement.
• Public facilities are clean and improved.
• Public parking lots will be easily accessed.
• Judges now have three jury rooms, more personal space, and new holding areas.
Two new deliberation rooms are designed to accommodate hearings as well as visiting judges and officials.
• Our intent is to make your visit to the court system safe, comfortable, more accessible and pleasant.
• Newton County is blessed to have officials and court staff who are seriously dedicated to serving the citizens and providing a top notch judicial system. Thanks again to Commissioner Jim Jackson who worked overtime alongside our maintenance department. To Circuit Clerk Patty Krueger and Beverly Stuart and their staff who worked nonstop during the move. Special thanks to Commissioner Alan Cook who served as the “point person” for the project from beginning to end.


Marilyn Ruestman is the presiding commissioner of Newton County.