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A group of corrections officers from Topeka Correctional Facility claimed first place in the Governor’s Weight Loss Challenge, receiving a $5,000 prize for dropping more than 19 percent of their collective weight.
Graduation days are celebrations of hard work expended and the future opportunities that have been earned. They are a chance to look back on what it took to get there, as well as to look forward to what lies ahead. And many thanks are offered to those who helped along the way.
Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts today announced the appointment of Peggy Lero as the newest member of the three-person Prisoner Review Board tasked with ruling on requests for parole by Kansas offenders.
At 10:22 pm this evening, inmate Randy Ridens, Sr, was apprehended as he was entering Topeka, Kansas. He was immediately transported back to Lansing Correctional Facility. Earlier in the evening, Allen Hurst and Scott Gilbert, the other two minimum custody escapees from Lansing Correctional Facility, had been apprehended and taken into custody by law enforcement officers in Clinton County, Missouri.
Following a ceremony to honor the winners of several awards from each of the state's correctional facilities, Governor Sam Brownback named the agency's statewide winners.