<> 4/11/2011 The KASPER website will now display offenders who are under the supervision of the Kansas Department of Corrections whose convictions occurred in another state. As long as they are living in Kansas and under the Kansas Department of Corrections' supervision, their names will be listed in KASPER. Additional information regarding these offenders may be obtained by contacting the state in which the offender was convicted.
<> 4/19/2010 The dates photos were taken are now displayed under the photos, whenever they are available. The reliability of that information, namely the accuracy of the dates is not guaranteed. If you feel that there might be an error please contact us. Thank you.
<> 12/3/08 Offender pictures have been renamed so that they have a "JPG" extension. This allows users of Internet Explorer 7 (and, to the best of our knowledge, all other browsers) to use "Save Picture As" (by right-clicking on the picture) and to save the picture(s) as JPG's.
<> 9/5/08 An option box for restricting the search to include only a certain Facility (for inmates) has been added.
<> 7/21/08 A search by State ID (KBI) number has been added to the public site.
<> 7/20/07 Criminal Justice links now include "State (Kansas) Homeland Security and Emergency Services".
<> 7/6/07 Criminal Justice links now include "Homeland Security" and UK's "MI5".
<> 4/19/07 An XML schema has been added for XML documents.
<> 3/19/07 A new search option has been added - middle name. Use middle name or just middle initial in that field, to narrow down the search.
<> 1/3/07 An option to receive the offender's data in XML format is now available.
<> 11/27/06 Offender side-view is now displayed, in addition to a front-view picture. The Demographics table is placed closer to the images, to further assist in identification.
<> 11/14/06 The Current Location in the Current Status table for inmate records provides also a link to the facility when the inmate is located.
<> 11/14/06 A link to the Federal Inmate Locator site has been added to the Criminal Justice Links.
<> 11/09/06 There is a new tab for Kansas correctional facilities. Once pressed, a list of facilities opens, which offers contact information and links to the facilities. You can then click on the facility name, and that facility's site will open.
<> 10/16/06 After confirming that you have read the disclaimer, you will not be prompted to do so again, for eight hours. You will be redirected automatically to the main search page.
<> 9/29/06 The search for Parole absconders has been enhanced. Once you click on the Parole Absconders tab, a page opens which offers two control options. First, you may leave the Supervision Location Before Absconding with the default of "ALL" and get a list of all parole absconders, or you can choose a specific location and get a more focused list. The second control option allows you to generate a list with or without thumbnail pictures - just as we do with regular offenders' searches.
<> 9/16/06 An Amber Alert was activated in the morning, and cancelled later in the afternoon. Details are available on the KBI Amber Alert page.
<> 9/12/06 A new search option has been added - Conviction County. Choosing a specific county will narrow down the search to those offenders who satisfy the current choice of criteria (names, gender, race, etc.), as well as, the county of conviction. If no other criteria is selected, and a county is specified, all offenders having that conviction county will be displayed. That feature applied to the Parole Supervision County and to CC Supervision Location in the same way.
<> 9/11/06 The search for Community Corrections (CC) absconders has been enhanced. Once you click on the CC Absconders tab, a page opens which offers two control options. First, you may leave the Location or Administrative Unit as the default of "ALL" and get a list of all CC absconders, or you can choose a location and get a more focused list. The second control option allows you to generate a list with or without thumbnail pictures - just as we do with regular offenders' searches.
<> 9/1/06 We are offering this new release of KASPER, which includes enhancements to the looks and mode of operation of the site. Emphasis is still put on simplicity. The fundamental offender search remains basically unchanged, with certain fields placed on the same line; for example, the name fields (last name, first name). The color scheme and contemporary look and feel are aimed at providing better ergonomics. You will find better placed and easier to use buttons for operations and link. Multiple active pages allow you to navigate more easily, without having to go back and forth.
<>8/29/06 Support pages, such as "help", "news", etc. will remain open until you close them (by clicking "X" or "File and Close"). This way, you can consult with these pages while performing searches.
<> 8/25/06 Once a search yields a list of multiple offenders, you can click on one or more offender records (by clicking on the thumbnail picture or on the offender's name), and the offender's page will open, and stay open; together with the list page. In previous versions you could open only one page at a time. Now, the list, and any number of offender pages will remain open, until you close them by clicking on the "X". This feature enables you to compare records, side by side (you can resize the pages as you see fit), and to easily conduct new searches, still leaving the previously opened records on the screen. You can use the mouse to go from page to page. You can also minimize multiple pages by clicking on the "_". If you keep several pages open, you can use the [Alt]-[Esc] keystroke to navigate from page to page.
<>8/15/06 The Birthdates table now displays the age of the offender, calculated from the corresponding date of birth.
<> 7/17/06 We are now displaying thumbnail pictures on offenders' lists. This enables you to preview the photographs, when available. A red "X" means that a thumbnail picture is unavailable. There will be occasions when a thumbnail is unavailable, yet a full size picture is available. In order to open an individual offender's record you may click on the name (as done before) or on the thumbnail. You may also select to turn this feature off, but clicking on the "No" radio button "Display Thumbnail Photos" on the main search page.
<> 6/16/06 A disclaimer has been added under the Current Status table, indicating that the Earliest Possible Release Date (when the table contains this filed) could be affected by a parole board decision.
<> 4/20/06 When a search results in a list of offenders, the Race is now included on the list (in addition to the KDOC #, Name Type, Name, Gender, Birth Date, Supervision, and Source). <>4/21/06 This option applies now to Absconders searches too.
<> 4/12/06 The Amber Alert of 4/11/06 has been canceled.
<> 4/11/06 AMBER ALERT IN PROGRESS. Please follow the link on the main page. Please contact any law enforcement agency or the Kansas Department of Corrections if you have any information pertaining to this alert. Thank you. For details click here >>> http://www.ksamber.org
<> 11/23/05 The Current Status report for Community Corrections Absconders has been enhanced as follows. A "Last Supervision By:" box has been added. The value inside (e.g., Riley County) is also a link, which opens the list of Community Corrections Offices. In order to return to the KASPER site you need to click on your browser's "back" button.
<> 11/22/05 For Current Status reported by Community Corrections the following changes have been made. Cases which are classified as "Under Supervision by:" display the corresponding administrative unit (e.g., 28th Judicial District) as an underlined link. Once you click on it, the list of Community Corrections Offices will open. In order to return to the KASPER site you need to click on your browser's "back" button.
<> 11/18/05 Current Status reported by Community Corrections will not display anymore the "Earliest Possible Release Date".
<> 11/16/05 The Offender's page now displays the date of the most current update in larger bold characters -"The Information is Current as of:" followed by a date and time stamp. Please note that we update daily late at night, and the update usually spills over to the early morning. As a result, some records will show the date of the current day, while some will display the date of the prior day.
<> 10/31/05 GOOD NEWS: Lyons city police arrested Mr. Thurman and recovered Alyssa Vasquez at
approximately 7:45 p.m. Alyssa appears to be in good condition. Local authorities will handle any additional media inquiries, but thanks again for all the help. It was a life saver (per KBI Deputy Director).
<> 10/31/05 The Rice County Sheriff's office and the KBI have issued an AMBER alert in the abduction this afternoon of an 22 month old baby in Chase, Rice County Kansas.
At approximately 4:40 p.m. this afternoon Alyssa Rose Vasquez, D.O.B. 12/20/2003 was taken from her home by her estranged father. Alyssa is described as being 32 inches tall, weighing 47 pounds, with blonde hair, last seen wearing a pumpkin outfit over orange sweats. The mother of the child was beaten and then run over by the suspect's vehicle.
The suspect is identified as James Thurman, a 22 year old white male, 6 foot 3 inches tall, 225 pounds, with blonde hair. Suspect is considered dangerous and possibly suicidal.
The vehicle involved in the abduction was a 1999 silver Oldsmobile Alero, 4 door, with Kansas tags: WGM-592. Direction of travel is unknown.
Anyone with information about this abduction or spotting the vehicle or Alyssa, is asked to
<> 10/10/05 GOOD NEWS: As of Saturday Oct. 8, the child has been recovered, and the suspect is in jail.
<> 10/7/05 The Iowa State Patrol has requested assistance of Kansas media, law enforcement and the public regarding a child abduction/AMBER alert.
Gloria Bonilla Lopez, age 9, was kidnapped around 8:30 this morning in Ottumwa, Iowa. Gloria is described as being 5 feet tall, weighing 70 pounds, with long straight black hair, brown eyes and wearing a blue blouse, light blue sweat pants, pink sweater and pink 'crocs' shoes, 2 earrings in each ear.
Gloria was believed to be kidnapped by a Brendan Bhaven Stanley, a 29 year old, white male, about 6' 1" tall, weighing 172 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes.
Stanley is believed to be driving a green 1998 Toyota Corolla, 4 door, with Iowa license plate 643BJD. They may be traveling south on I-35 but may change roads to avoid detection.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gloria, the suspect or the vehicle, is asked to call 911 or the Ottumwa police department at 1-641-683-0661. You may contact the Kansas Department of Corrections for additional details and picture of Gloria.
As this is a secondary alert, the KSAMBER website will not be activated and any updates or additional information will have to come from Captain Tod Misel with the Iowa state patrol at 515-281-3913.
<> 9/2/05 The following change was made to the "Conviction(s)" section of the offender's page, for Community Corrections records: The title "Conviction Date" has been changed to "Sentencing Date"; which is the correct term for these cases.
<> 7/28/05 We have added a list of Kansas Community-Corrections offices (in "PDF" - Adobe Acrobat) Format.
<> 7/28/05 A link to Kansas Parole Offices has been added to the Kasper Links page.
<> 7/28/05 Links have been added to the Kansas District Courts site, and to the Kansas Court Services Officers site.
<> 7/27/05 A link to the Kansas Amber Alert web site has been added to the main search page.
<> 7/27/05 A new link to the National Sex Offender Public Registry has been added to the links page.
<> Additional links have been added to the Criminal Justice page. These include Kansas Sheriffs departments and Kansas Police departments. Each of those agencies offers an address, phone number, and the name of the sheriff or police chief, when available.
<> The conviction table is displaying a new field, the number of "counts" that the offender was convicted per a specific conviction. If we do not have that information, the entire "counts" column is omitted. This is common for Community Corrections data.
<> PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SSN SEARCH ONLY CONFIRMS ('YES') OR DENIES ('NO') THE EXISTENCE OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ENTERED WITHIN KANSAS DOC'S DATABASE.
THIS SEARCH WILL NOT MATCH SSN NUMBERS WITH ANY OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.
ALSO, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY SSN INFORMATION WHEN YOU PERFORM ANY OTHER SEARCH.
<> The Criminal Conviction Description has been modified. We have now, when applicable, the "Aid, Abet, Hire, Procure Statute Description" appearing before the "Conviction Description", The two fields are separated by a hyphen.
<> We have added a link to Criminal Justice sites. You can now open other states' DOC web sites as a second page, and close it when you are done. There are also links to other web sites, such as law-enforcement and international sites. The accuracy of the information in the links is not guaranteed by the Kansas Department of Corrections. It has been developed by individual agencies. In the event there is any discrepancy in the information provided, please contact the agency of origin.
<> The height of an offender is now being displayed in an enhanced mode as x'-y", that is feet - hyphen - inches, instead of x'y".
<> The "Current Status" table is showing "Earliest Possible Release date", instead of "Projected Release Date".
<> Offender Convictions Display:
This section of the offender's data might include a Case Status of 'Active *'. That implies that this particular status pertains only to Post Release Supervision. A comment is shown below the table to remind you of the meaning of 'Active *' (Active followed by an asterisk), which differs from 'Active'. Please note that an offender might have various values of Case Status, which could include 'Active', 'Active *', and 'Inactive'.
<> Social Security Search:
You can type all nine (9) digits continuously, without having to use the [tab] key or the mouse. As you type and fill in the first input box of three (3) numbers, you will automatically jump to the second box where you enter two (2) digits. Once filled, you jump to the last box of four (4) digits. You can press the [Enter] key now and submit the form. You can use the [Backspace] key as before, to make any corrections while entering numbers. If you are used to pressing the [tab] key, you can still continue using it as before.