Governor Declares First Week of May Kansas Correctional Officer's and Employee's Week
(L to R) Les Rogers, Kyle Rohr, Keith Bradshaw, Missy Broxterman, Joshua Peery, Doug Burris, Governor Sam Brownback, Michele Bolton, Pat Berry, Jonathan Ogletree, Terri Williams.
May 2, 2016
Governor Declares First Week of May Kansas Correctional Officer's
and Employee's Week
Governor Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation declaring May 1-7, 2016 as Kansas Correctional Officer's and Employee's Week. The Governor’s proclamation highlights the efforts of correctional officers and employees who strive to uphold the vision of the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC), “A Safer Kansas through Effective Correctional Services”.
In total, the KDOC employs more than 2,500 individuals who each play a part in exercising safe and effective control of approximately 9,700 inmates and 5,000 offenders on post-incarceration supervision. KDOC employees also provide notification and support to more than 8,500 individual victims of crime. In addition to the adult population, the KDOC provides services to over 200 incarcerated youth and provides support to communities which supervise hundreds more youth throughout the state.
“We have a lot of special people working within this department who do great work every day,” said Interim Secretary of Corrections Johnnie Goddard. “I join Governor Brownback and other corrections officials in celebrating our staff this week. Thank you for all of your hard work.”
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