History of NCF
The Correctional facilities at Norton and Stockton were originally established by SB 433, which became effective August 18, 1987. Both locations were renovation projects. Initially, the facility at Norton shared space with the staff of the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services an clients at the Norton State Hospital. The first minimum security inmates were received at the Norton facility in September 1987 and at the Stockton Unit in December of 1988. In October of 1988, the Kansas Department of Corrections assumed full administrative and operational responsibility for the buildings and grounds of the Norton State Hospital.
Norton Correctional Facility capacity is 707 inmates, with 539 medium beds and 168 minimum beds. Stockton’s capacity is 128 minimum beds.