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Governor Sam Brownback appoints Joseph Norwood as Corrections Secretary

Governor Sam Brownback appoints Joseph Norwood as Corrections Secretary

by Media Release last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Governor Sam Brownback today named Joseph “Joe” Norwood as Secretary for the Kansas Department of Corrections effective May 30, 2016.

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KDOC Unveils New Interactive Dashboard

KDOC Unveils New Interactive Dashboard

by adamp last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

The Kansas Department of Corrections launches an interactive dashboard, providing a visual data source for the public.

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KDOC Fills Vacancies on Prisoner Review Board

KDOC Fills Vacancies on Prisoner Review Board

by adamp last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Jonathan Ogletree, the Prisoner Review Board's most senior member, takes reins as board chair while veteran corrections employee Mark Keating joins as the board's newest member.

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State Releases Plans to Improve Juvenile Justice System, Promote Public Safety and Reduce Costs

State Releases Plans to Improve Juvenile Justice System, Promote Public Safety and Reduce Costs

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Nov 02, 2016 03:03 PM

The Kansas Juvenile Justice Workgroup today submitted to state leaders a comprehensive set of data-driven policy recommendations designed to increase public safety, effectively hold juvenile offenders accountable and reduce juvenile justice costs. The Workgroup’s recommendations will be used as the foundation for statutory, budgetary, and administrative changes during the 2016 session of the legislature.

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Barton one of nine in nation awarded large grant to provide inmate education

Barton one of nine in nation awarded large grant to provide inmate education

by Barton Community College last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:04 PM

Barton Community College has been awarded a grant of more than $1 million, paid out over three years, to develop its already robust inmate education programming at Ellsworth Correctional Facility and Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility.

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Graduating HCF inmates stand tall as a deep sense of pride infuses their accomplishment

Graduating HCF inmates stand tall as a deep sense of pride infuses their accomplishment

by Kelton Brooks, The Hutchinson News last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:04 PM

The keynote speaker for the first inmate graduation at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility East Unit in many years, left the graduates with a simple message: Never give up.

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Barton Celebrates Inmate Success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

Barton Celebrates Inmate Success at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

by Barton Community College last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:04 PM

Passion, spirit and hope were frequently used words employed by numerous speakers to describe inmate learners at the 11th Annual Learning Celebration on Tuesday evening at Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

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Barton Community College and LCMHF Open Vocational Building

Barton Community College and LCMHF Open Vocational Building

by Barton Community College last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:04 PM

Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (LCMHF) has been home to Xavier Rodriguez for more than two years. Like more than 90 percent of offenders, Rodriguez will eventually be released back into society. Questions then remain, “Is he changed? Can he ‘make it’ without resorting to criminal activity?” According to Justice.gov, he would have a 30 percent chance of landing back in prison within six months. That’s the cycle the Kansas Department of Corrections and Barton Community College are breaking, one student-inmate at a time.

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Winfield Inmates Help Give Rescued Dogs a Second Chance

Winfield Inmates Help Give Rescued Dogs a Second Chance

by Jill Carmody last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:04 PM

Winfield Correctional Facility partners with Cowley County Humane Society (CCHS) to care for dogs in need of a foster home. The following article is re-published with permission from CCHS as it appeared in the CCHS July 2015 newsletter.

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