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Laptop Computers Issued to Barton Community College Students at Ellsworth Correctional Facility
by David Thompson published Jun 07, 2024 last modified Jun 07, 2024 07:42 AM
For the very first time ever in the Kansas Department of Corrections, 19 residents at Ellsworth Correctional Facility were issued laptop computers for their personal use in their college classes! This incredible partnership between Ellsworth Correctional Facility, Barton Community College, and Central Office Educational staff will provide an opportunity for residents to not only utilize computers during class and for their homework, but will enable residents to complete assignments in their own living area, mirroring the opportunities provided to traditional students within the community.
Brandon Heath @ LCF 5-22-24
by David Thompson published May 30, 2024 last modified May 30, 2024 02:34 PM
Christian singer Brandon Heath performs on the yard at Lansing Correctional Facility in hopes of inspiring the residents to enhance their Christian faith.
LCF - Donnelly College Graduation May 22, 2024
by David Thompson published May 23, 2024 last modified May 23, 2024 02:10 PM
Four residents at Lansing Correctional Facility graduated with Associate of Applied Science in Business degrees. Three of the four are first-generation college students.
5 LCF Residents Graduate from University of Saint Mary
by David Thompson published May 16, 2024 last modified May 17, 2024 07:30 AM
Five residents at Lansing Correctional Facility earned bachelor's degree in computer information science. A noteworthy accomplishment in and of itself. However, two of the residents, William Mason and Charles Johnson Jr. began taking college courses through University of Saint Mary using Pell grants back in 1991 and 1994, respectively. They had to stop when Pell ended in 1994. Yet, here they are, 30 years later and after Pell grants were reinstituted in 2021, Mason and Johnson Jr. received their degrees during a graduation ceremony at LCF last week. Our congratulations to Mason, Johnson Jr., as well as Sean Murphy, Danny Pickerill, and Zachary Smith. Awesome job! And congratulations to the faculty and staff at the University of Saint Mary, i.e. Michael Hill and Dr. Michelle Metzinger. And thank you to the staff at Lansing Correctional Facility for supporting the educational programs and activities to help enhance the growth of residents who want to change.
File FY2025 Community Programs Juvenile Justice Involved Youth Programs
by David Thompson published May 15, 2024 last modified May 15, 2024 07:57 AM
The Kansas Department of Corrections is pleased to announce the release of a grant application to help support communities in providing services to youth that are at risk for juvenile offenders and their families, juvenile’s experiencing behavioral health crisis and their families and children who have been administered a risk and needs assessment and have been identified as needing services pursuant to KSA 38-2292 (Youth identified as CINC – Child in Need of Care). Eligible Applicants: Governmental Entities and Community-based Agencies or Service Providers Applications accepted throughout the year, beginning Fiscal Year 2025. First round deadline July 15th, 2024. Applications may be submitted through the AmpliFund online
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Lansing Correctional Facility's Fallen Staff Memorial 05 09 2024
by David Thompson published May 09, 2024 last modified May 10, 2024 07:41 AM
Lansing Correctional Facility's Fallen Staff Memorial 05 09 2024
KJCC / Kansas Childrens Discovery Ctr Visitation 02 20 2024
by David Thompson published Mar 20, 2024 last modified Mar 20, 2024 08:27 AM
The partnership between the Kansas Department of Corrections and the Kansas Childrens Discovery Center continues to flourish within a couple of our Visitation Rooms. KDOC is slowly integrating the male facilities' Visitation Rooms utilizing KCDC'S Mobile Museum. They recently opened shop for a test run at Hutchinson Correctional Facility. And last month, they made a first time visit to the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex where 5 young dads were able to see and visit their children, three of whom were seeing their newborn child for the first time.
Monica Pyles - Testimony of Overcoming Abuse
by David Thompson published Mar 20, 2024 last modified Mar 20, 2024 08:20 AM
Former TCF Resident, Monica Pyles, shares her faith journey to show God has the power to redeem and heal victims of abuse.
KDOC Healthcare Checkup2024 Part 3
by David Thompson published Feb 07, 2024 last modified Feb 08, 2024 08:16 AM
An in-depth look at the healthcare of KDOC residents highlight the people, processes, and programs. In Part 3, two nurses and an activities specialist exude professionalism as they put the health of patients first and foremost. We're grateful for these three and all of our healthcare professionals who we consider as unsung heroes.
KDOC Healthcare Checkup 2024 Part 2
by David Thompson published Feb 02, 2024 last modified Feb 02, 2024 12:30 PM
Our 3-part series looking at the healthcare of residents within KDOC opens our eyes to the 3 H's in this video; Hep-C, Hernias, and Hospice care.