It doesn't exist anymore and it was a municipal jail work-farm. There are pics of it at this site...
I say it about 12 yrs ago for the first time and it was very scary.
Is it still heavily patroled to this day?
I heard the buildings in the hills were torn down. I was at the farm many, many times when it was operational. My dad worked there for several years retiring in the early 1980's. I used to get all my hair cuts there when I was a kid. (I'm in my late 50's). The address was 8800 Ozark Road. I think the new facility built in 1971 is not in operation now. I went there several years ago to look around and the big building was gone.
I never got a chance to go upstairs in the main building. The little buildings on the hill to the North were probably the old dynomite storage buildings. The farm used to have a quarry in the early 1900's. My dad ran the sawmill that was once located about where the northbound 435 shoulder is South of Stadium exit. The TB hospital was on the hill where the KCPD helecopyer pad is. When 435 was built in the 70's, a new sawmill was built on the hill by the old hog barns behind where the KCPD used to train their police dogs. Dad watched the building of the sports complex from there. The prisioners either worked at the sawmill or in truck farming. The city had several acres of fields around town that they would farm. They also grew tomatoes and green beans and sold them to various veg stands around town. The biggest was Kranbuells (SP?) on Raytown road. Two potters fields were on the property. The first one was east of 435 on the hill and the second ws next to the KCPD pistol range. It used to have a white picket fence around it.
Sorry for the rambling. Wish I could have revisited the farm before they tore it down.