News & Announcements
Wichita State University's Ulrich Museum is hosting an exhibit that casts a spotlight on juvenile detention through the images taken by photographer Richard Ross. The exhibit documents the placement and treatment of American juveniles - including those in Kansas - in juvenile detention facilities. The exhibit is on view until April 13.
The Norton Telegram recently published a story about inmates at Norton Correctional Facility who make quilts for those in need. Last year, inmates made 300 quilts that were donated to charity.
The Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) hosted communication professionals from across the state Wednesday to discuss how the prison and community emergency services interact and support each other to deliver information to the media and general public.
Students from Bethel College in Newton have collaborated with inmates from Hutchinson Correctional Facility on a theater production based on previously published monologues and dialogues combined with journal entries from the project's participants. The production, first presented at the facility with inmates, will be followed by a student-only version at the college in February.
A recent Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS) training program concluded with participants from the Department of Corrections and community organizations taking part.
Bag it, bow it, tag it. Bag it, bow it, tag it. That’s what students in the Kansas Correctional Industries’ Dental Lab at the Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) do roughly 2,000 times each year during the spare minutes that intersperse their regular work of making dentures for patients of the KAMU safety net clinics scattered across Kansas.
Oral Health Kansas, a group dedicated to improving oral health in Kansas through advocacy, public awareness and education, has presented its Outstanding Oral Health Volunteer Award for 2013 to the students and the administrative specialist, Kathy Heerwald, of the Kansas Correctional Industries Dental Lab at the Topeka Correctional Facility.
The spirit of Christmas brought Croatia and Lansing Correctional Facility – two worlds that couldn’t be further apart – together for one special night Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
Tom Vohs, deputy director of Kansas Correctional Industries (KCI) in Lansing, was named the winner of the National Correctional Industries Association (NCIA) staff award for the South Central Region and is a finalist for a national award which will be announced in April.