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Lansing Warden Announces Retirement; Management Changes Coming to Two Largest Correctional Facilities

Lansing Warden Announces Retirement; Management Changes Coming to Two Largest Correctional Facilities

by Media Release last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

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.

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Governor Brownback Signs Juvenile Justice Legislation

Governor Brownback Signs Juvenile Justice Legislation

by Media Release last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

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.

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Pew Applauds Kansas Leaders for Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reform

Pew Applauds Kansas Leaders for Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reform

by Media Release last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

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.

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Governor Sam Brownback appoints Joseph Norwood as Corrections Secretary

Governor Sam Brownback appoints Joseph Norwood as Corrections Secretary

by Media Release last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Governor Sam Brownback today named Joseph “Joe” Norwood as Secretary for the Kansas Department of Corrections effective May 30, 2016.

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KDOC Unveils New Interactive Dashboard

KDOC Unveils New Interactive Dashboard

by adamp last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

The Kansas Department of Corrections launches an interactive dashboard, providing a visual data source for the public.

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KDOC Fills Vacancies on Prisoner Review Board

KDOC Fills Vacancies on Prisoner Review Board

by adamp last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

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.

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State Releases Plans to Improve Juvenile Justice System, Promote Public Safety and Reduce Costs

State Releases Plans to Improve Juvenile Justice System, Promote Public Safety and Reduce Costs

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Nov 02, 2016 03:03 PM

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.

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Barton one of nine in nation awarded large grant to provide inmate education

Barton one of nine in nation awarded large grant to provide inmate education

by Barton Community College last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:04 PM

Barton Community College has been awarded a grant of more than $1 million, paid out over three years, to develop its already robust inmate education programming at Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility.

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Graduating HCF inmates stand tall as a deep sense of pride infuses their accomplishment

Graduating HCF inmates stand tall as a deep sense of pride infuses their accomplishment

by Kelton Brooks, The Hutchinson News last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:04 PM

The keynote speaker for the first inmate graduation at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility East Unit in many years, left the graduates with a simple message: Never give up.

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