Warden McKune retires today after 37 years with the KDOC. He will continue his career in corrections as the Director for the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center.
The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) announced today that Jeremy Barclay will serve as the Special Assistant/Communications Director for the KDOC and the Juvenile Justice Authority (JJA).
Authorities located Robert E. Cook, 52, Monday morning in Byers, more than a week after Cook and another inmate fled Winfield Correctional Facility in a state-owned truck. The other inmate, Frank Crutchfield, 48, was arrested Wednesday, June 20.
A Crime Stoppers tip led to the arrest Wednesday of escapee Frank L. Crutchfield, 48, by Wichita Police. Authorities continue to search for Robert E. Cook, 52, who escaped with Crutchield from Winfield Correctional Facility Saturday.
Working Group to Reduce Corrections Costs, Improve Public Safety
The 2012 Kansas Department of Corrections Employees and Volunteer of the Year were announced by Governor Sam Brownback and KDOC Secretary Ray Roberts recently during special ceremonies at the Kansas Statehouse.
Governor Brownback is hosting the inaugural Governor’s Flint Hills Freedom Ride on Saturday, June 16. This motorcycle run will benefit Ft. Riley’s Hearts Apart, Brothers in Blue Reentry and the Native Stone Scenic Byway.
Gary Leslie Furthmyer, who escaped from custody three weeks ago, has been captured in Kansas City, Kansas.
Lansing Correctional Facility inmate Gary Leslie Furthmyer escaped early Wednesday morning while at his minimum-custody job assignment.
Drew Edward Wade, one of four inmates who escaped from the Ottawa County Jail early Wednesday, has been apprehended in North Platte, Nebraska. Two inmates remain at large.
The public is asked to be on the lookout for a gold 2002 Nissan Altima with a Kansas license plate of 649-CII and a tan 2005 Chevrolet Venture with the Kansas license plate of 854-DZQ.
At approximately 5 a.m., four Kansas Department of Corrections inmates housed in the Ottawa County Jail escaped.
The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) offers real-world work experience for undergraduate, graduate and law students. As part of the KDOC team, interns gain an in-depth introduction to the field of corrections through an individualized learning experience.
This edition of the annual report represents a substantial change in reporting practices by combining two publications - the annual KDOC Statistical Profile and the KDOC Annual Report, resulting in a more comprehensive and more streamlined report. Included are the FY 2011 highlights and initiatives, along with detailed statistical information on the Kansas correctional system.
The Kansas Department of Corrections was well represented at the National Corrections Academy/National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Learning Center’s Offender Employment Retention Specialist (OERS) training in Aurora, Colo., January 8 – 13. Four from the KDOC successfully participated: Zachary Burgoon, Topeka Correctional Facility; Eliott Nelson, Kansas City Parole Office/Lansing Correctional Facility; Kelli Martinez, Topeka Parole Office; and Cindy Rowland, Hutchinson Correctional Facility.
U.S. EPA to present a WasteWise State Government Partner of the Year Award to HCF Wednesday, January 18.
Governor Sam Brownback and Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts will hold a joint news conference in Wichita at 3 p.m., Tuesday, regarding the Mentoring4Success (M4S) Initiative.
August 2011 - Kansas Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts has selected Hope Cooper as the new warden at the Topeka Correctional Facility, effective Sunday, August 21, 2011.
Kansas Department of Corrections employees banded together during Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 10th – 16th, to raise nearly $4,100 to support ten organizations that serve crime victims throughout the state.
April 10th through the 16th has been proclaimed by Governor Sam Brownback as Kansas Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This is a special week to honor crime victims and survivors and to thank those who assist victims each and every day.
In response to a request from Governor Sam Brownback for a full review of practices and procedures at the Topeka Correctional Facility, Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts has initiated actions designed to reduce the potential for sexual abuse cases.
Matthew Glen Allender and Chad Duane Amack were apprehended without incident at approximately 10:30 p.m., Wednesday.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has named Ray Roberts as his Secretary of the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Governor Signs Executive Reorganization Order Establishing the Prisoner Review Board (January 21, 2011)
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has signed Executive Reorganization Order No. 34 to establish the Prisoner Review Board in the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Effective for calendar year 2011, inmate visitation at Kansas correctional facilities will be provided on the following four state holidays: Christmas Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Thanksgiving Day.
News releases about KDOC events distributed to statewide media from previous years
Kansas Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts has selected Libby Keogh to be the new Director of Victim Services for the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Santos M. Carrera-Morales was captured in Russell, Kan., late Thursday night. One escapee remains at large.
Eric James was apprehended in Omaha, Neb., Friday evening.
Press conference to be held at Topeka Correctional Facility at 2 p.m., today.
Corrections Secretary Roberts Addresses the U.S. Department of Justice Report on Topeka Correctional Facility
Secretary Roberts addressed federal findings during a press conference Friday at TCF.
Prisoner Review Board Member Kathleen Graves to head Corrections’ Community and Field Services Division
Secretary Ray Roberts today announced the appointment of Kathleen Graves as Deputy Secretary of Community and Field Services.