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Students from Bethel College in Newton have collaborated with inmates from Hutchinson Correctional Facility on a theater production based on previously published monologues and dialogues combined with journal entries from the project's participants. The production, first presented at the facility with inmates, will be followed by a student-only version at the college in February.
A recent Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) training program concluded with participants from the Department of Corrections and community organizations taking part.
Bag it, bow it, tag it. Bag it, bow it, tag it. That’s what students in the Kansas Correctional Industries’ Dental Lab at the Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) do roughly 2,000 times each year during the spare minutes that intersperse their regular work of making dentures for patients of the KAMU safety net clinics scattered across Kansas.
Oral Health Kansas, a group dedicated to improving oral health in Kansas through advocacy, public awareness and education, has presented its Outstanding Oral Health Volunteer Award for 2013 to the students and the administrative specialist, Kathy Heerwald, of the Kansas Correctional Industries Dental Lab at the Topeka Correctional Facility.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and victim service providers recently met with family and friends of homicide victims at Remembrance Receptions in Wichita and Topeka.