News & Announcements
Highlighting the important role correctional officers and employees play in making Kansas safer, Governor Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation declaring May 3 through 9, 2015 as Kansas Correctional Officers and Employees Week.
A candlelight vigil will begin in the first floor rotunda of the Kansas statehouse at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015. The memorial ceremony and wreath laying ceremony will begin in the second floor rotunda of the Kansas statehouse at noon, Friday, May 8, 2015.
New strategies are putting fewer juvenile offenders in detention in Wyandotte County but also helping those youth who are behind bars.
The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) today released its legislatively mandated report on Youth Residential Center II (YRCII) costs and services. Other than secure juvenile correctional facilities, YRCII placements constitute the largest youth programming expense in the KDOC budget. The cost study is now available online.
Effective today, the Kansas Department of Corrections and the U.S. Department of Justice have announced a mutual agreement which will allow for an independent monitor to oversee implementation of the agreement, including site visits to the Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) to verify reform compliance and the general atmosphere of the facility.