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by David Cook last modified Apr 12, 2016 01:39 PM
News releases about the Department of Corrections
Juvenile Services Deputy Secretary Terri Williams to take new position outside KDOC

Juvenile Services Deputy Secretary Terri Williams to take new position outside KDOC

by KDOC News last modified Apr 12, 2017 02:58 PM

Randy Bowman, Juvenile Services Director of Community Based Services, will assume the role vacated by Williams, based on approval from the Governor’s Office.

Juvenile Services Deputy Secretary Terri Williams to take new position outside KDOC - Read More…

Drill Simulates Hostage Situation at El Dorado Correctional Facility

Drill Simulates Hostage Situation at El Dorado Correctional Facility

by KDOC News last modified Apr 05, 2017 03:24 PM

An exercise at El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF) saw Kansas Army National Guard (KSARNG) helicopters landing at the facility and corrections officers acting out a hostage situation at the facility Wednesday.

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KDOC Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8

KDOC Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 2-8

by KDOC News last modified Apr 04, 2017 07:52 AM

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC), in commemoration of Kansas Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 2-8, 2017, will present programs for correctional staff and inmates illustrating how victim-centered practices benefit victims and inmates.

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Staff Say Farewell at Closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility

Staff Say Farewell at Closing of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility

by KDOC News last modified Mar 22, 2017 04:48 PM

Staff of Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) said goodbye as the doors of the facility were permanently closed Friday, March 3. The facility capable of housing 128 male youth stood empty that afternoon.

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Kansas Prisoner Review Board Will Not Hold Public Comment Session in April

Kansas Prisoner Review Board Will Not Hold Public Comment Session in April

by KDOC News last modified Mar 13, 2017 12:17 PM

The Kansas Prisoner Review Board (PRB) will combine public comment sessions for offenders eligible for parole in May and June during its March public comment sessions. No public comment sessions will be held in April.

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KDOC Celebrates Launch of Therapy Program for Juvenile Offenders

KDOC Celebrates Launch of Therapy Program for Juvenile Offenders

by KDOC News last modified Mar 03, 2017 11:45 AM

On Thursday in Garden City, the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) celebrated EmberHope for providing a program of therapy and supervision as an alternative to removing youth from their homes or incarcerating them.

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KDOC Celebrates Launch of Therapy Program for Juvenile Offenders in Salina

KDOC Celebrates Launch of Therapy Program for Juvenile Offenders in Salina

by KDOC News last modified Mar 03, 2017 11:34 AM

Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) celebrated Cornerstones of Care Wednesday in Salina for providing a program of therapy and supervision as an alternative to removing youth from their homes or incarcerating them.

KDOC Celebrates Launch of Therapy Program for Juvenile Offenders in Salina - Read More…

KDOC Plans for New Construction at Lansing Correctional Facility

KDOC Plans for New Construction at Lansing Correctional Facility

by KDOC News last modified Feb 02, 2017 12:12 PM

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) has announced it will explore options for constructing a new facility at the Lansing Correctional Facility site to use in place of the current structures, which were built in the 1860s. The facility has housed offenders since 1863.

KDOC Plans for New Construction at Lansing Correctional Facility - Read More…

KDOC Launching Juvenile Justice Initiative Statewide

KDOC Launching Juvenile Justice Initiative Statewide

by KDOC News last modified Jan 31, 2017 12:08 PM

At-home juvenile treatment program expanding to improve outcomes for juvenile offenders

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KDOC-trained Horses to March in Inauguration Parade

KDOC-trained Horses to March in Inauguration Parade

by KDOC News last modified Jan 19, 2017 04:28 PM

Wild mustangs trained at Hutchinson Correctional Facility and now part of the Fort Riley Color Guard will march in the presidential inaugural parade in Washington D.C. Friday.

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FY 2016 KDOC Annual Report Released

FY 2016 KDOC Annual Report Released

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jan 18, 2017 03:38 PM

An in-depth look at current trends and changes within the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) is now available on the agency's website.

FY 2016 KDOC Annual Report Released - Read More…

Art Exhibit From Kansas Correctional Facilities Comes To Mulvane Art Museum

Art Exhibit From Kansas Correctional Facilities Comes To Mulvane Art Museum

by KDOC News last modified Jan 18, 2017 10:28 AM

A photography exhibit featuring portraits of offenders and images of life inside Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) facilities opens today at Washburn University’s Mulvane Art Museum, 17th Street and Jewell Avenue. The exhibit runs through April 1.

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Senate Confirms Joe Norwood as Corrections Secretary

Senate Confirms Joe Norwood as Corrections Secretary

by KDOC News last modified Jan 18, 2017 10:25 AM

Joe Norwood, nominee for the position of Secretary of the Kansas Department of Corrections, was confirmed unanimously by the Kansas Senate Tuesday, January 17.

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ARCHIVED - PREVIOUS NEWS RELEASES

News releases about KDOC events distributed to statewide media from previous years

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