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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.
Hoping to help students embark on a path to success, two Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) residents gave both time and money recently to the Ottawa Middle School.
Celebrity chef and bestselling author Jeff Henderson dropped by the kitchen at Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) Tuesday and spoke to inmates to deliver a message of inspiration and hope about their futures after prison. Henderson, who spent nearly a decade in federal prison for drug trafficking, was in town to give a lecture at Hutchinson Community College and requested the HCF visit.
On Nov. 29, 2013, Barton Community College (BCC) representatives hosted the ninth annual Learning Celebration at Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF), at which the college highlighted the success of the partnership and recognized the accomplishments of inmates of the facility.
Following a reception held Sept. 9, 2013 at Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) to celebrate their partnership with the facility, Barton Community College produced a video calling the program at the prison its most successful community venture.
Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation recently awarded the dental lab at Topeka Correctional Facility, a grant for $25,000 for the purchase of equipment and supplies.