News & Announcements
Governor Sam Brownback and Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts will hold a joint news conference in Wichita at 3 p.m., Tuesday, regarding the Mentoring4Success (M4S) Initiative.
Matthew Glen Allender and Chad Duane Amack were apprehended without incident at approximately 10:30 p.m., Wednesday.
The Kansas Department of Corrections is giving their inmates a unique opportunity to put their time to productive use. At the Norton, Hutchinson, and Ellsworth Correctional Facilities, inmates may participate in a program that provides them with valuable technical training in the constructions crafts, as well as providing lodging for visitors to Kansas state parks.
October 2011 - Nurses at Kansas' eight state prisons are among the first in the nation to earn certification for correctional nursing.
October 2011 - The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs awarded $599,862 to the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) to support the KDOC in preventing, detecting and responding to sexual victimization.
August 2011 - Kansas Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts has selected Hope Cooper as the new warden at the Topeka Correctional Facility, effective Sunday, August 21, 2011.
The Wyandotte County Offender Reentry Treatment and Housing Initiative (WORTHI) recently received the 2011 Ad Astra Award during the 6th Annual Kansas Housing Conference held in Wichita. The conference recognizes those who demonstrate excellence in developing affordable housing, shaping housing policy and creating innovative housing solutions to meet the needs of low and moderate-income Kansans.
NOTICE: Effective January 1, 2011, the Kansas Department of Corrections will discontinue the use of deposit coupons for inmate banking transfers
After January 1, 2011, all money transfers to inmates must be done electronically.
Effective for calendar year 2011, inmate visitation at Kansas correctional facilities will be provided on the following four state holidays: Christmas Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Thanksgiving Day.