News & Announcements
After serving as Acting Superintendent of the Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) for the past six months, Wendy Leiker has been selected to fill that role permanently, the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) announced on September 19.
Governor Sam Brownback presented a check in the amount of $4,954.85 to Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts and Stewart Frederick, Re-Entry Manager for the Brothers in Blue Re-Entry program located at the Lansing Correctional Facility. The presentation occurred Saturday, September 14 in the Kansas Department of Corrections exhibit building at the Kansas State Fair.
A resident at Norton Correctional Facility’s Stockton site has found a creative outlet that makes him a “model” inmate.
Barton Community College recognizes Ellsworth Correctional Facility with Partners in Education Award
Time behind bars is not intrinsically effective at reforming inmates. If an inmate’s situation hasn’t changed upon release, the statistics say it’s likely he or she will end up behind bars once again.
Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder has dedicated his career to mentoring college football players. Now his interest in Kansas prisons will result in funds to help match inmates with mentors of their own.
Hollywood couldn’t write a better script than one about a juvenile offender, motivated to put himself on a better path, mentored by wise, caring adults, who graduated from a correctional facility to star on a college basketball team.
For residents at a Kansas juvenile correctional facility, enrolling in a new training program at the facility may prove to be a “watershed moment” in their lives.
Governor Sam Brownback joined in a celebration of the graduates of the KDOC 2012-2013 Leadership Development Academy, held August 13 at the state capitol building.
Inmate gardeners hope to donate 10,000 pounds of vegetables and $5,000 in profit to local charities.