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Celebrity chef and bestselling author Jeff Henderson dropped by the kitchen at Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) Tuesday and spoke to inmates to deliver a message of inspiration and hope about their futures after prison. Henderson, who spent nearly a decade in federal prison for drug trafficking, was in town to give a lecture at Hutchinson Community College and requested the HCF visit.
The group tasked with ruling on requests for parole by Kansas offenders, the Kansas Prisoner Review Board (PRB), has selected Adam Pfannenstiel to replace Marie McNeal as its administrator.
A longtime volunteer at Lansing Correctional Facility was featured in a segment on the CBS Evening News on November 1, 2013. For more than 30 years, SuEllen Fried has been helping lead Reaching Out From Within, a group that has significantly reduced recidivism among its participants.
On Nov. 29, 2013, Barton Community College (BCC) representatives hosted the ninth annual Learning Celebration at Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF), at which the college highlighted the success of the partnership and recognized the accomplishments of inmates of the facility.
Following a reception held Sept. 9, 2013 at Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) to celebrate their partnership with the facility, Barton Community College produced a video calling the program at the prison its most successful community venture.