News & Announcements
In Kansas, 97 percent of inmates will be released from prison at some point, returning to their local communities. In an effort to prepare offenders for return, inmates are provided programming that addresses substance misuse, sex offending, job readiness, parenting/family, criminal/anti-social thinking, GED readiness, vocational training, work release and pre-release.
The Spring 2016 Newsletter for the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute features Kansas' evidence-based approach to recidivism reduction in an article by interim Corrections Secretary Johnnie Goddard.
Lansing Warden Announces Retirement; Management Changes Coming to Two Largest Correctional Facilities
Longtime Corrections employee Rex Pryor is retiring as Warden at the Lansing Correctional Facility, effective June 18, 2016. Replacing Pryor at Lansing will be Sam Cline, the current warden at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility, while Dan Schnurr, the Warden at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, will take the helm at Hutchinson.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed into law Senate Bill 367, a comprehensive set of data-driven policy recommendations that will increase public safety, effectively hold juvenile offenders accountable and reduce juvenile justice costs.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law today comprehensive juvenile justice legislation that will increase public safety, improve outcomes for young offenders, protect public safety, and reduce costs for taxpayers.
Governor Sam Brownback today named Joseph “Joe” Norwood as Secretary for the Kansas Department of Corrections effective May 30, 2016.
The Kansas Department of Corrections launches an interactive dashboard, providing a visual data source for the public.
Jonathan Ogletree, the Prisoner Review Board's most senior member, takes reins as board chair while veteran corrections employee Mark Keating joins as the board's newest member.
The Kansas Juvenile Justice Workgroup today submitted to state leaders a comprehensive set of data-driven policy recommendations designed to increase public safety, effectively hold juvenile offenders accountable and reduce juvenile justice costs. The Workgroup’s recommendations will be used as the foundation for statutory, budgetary, and administrative changes during the 2016 session of the legislature.