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by KDOC News — last modified Mar 26, 2018 04:20 PM
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Kansas Prisoner Review Board Reschedules KCK Public Comment Session

Kansas Prisoner Review Board Reschedules KCK Public Comment Session

by KDOC News last modified Jan 29, 2018 02:52 PM

The Kansas Prisoner Review Board (PRB) will hold the Kansas City Public Comment Session from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, February 27, at Kansas City City Hall, 701 N. 7th St.

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Juvenile Services Reinvestment Grants Announced

Juvenile Services Reinvestment Grants Announced

by KDOC News last modified Jan 29, 2018 02:47 PM

More than $3.5 million has been invested in programs for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, thanks to changes in Kansas’ approach to juvenile justice.

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Governor Brownback, KDOC announce increased pay for state’s correctional officers under new pay plan

Governor Brownback, KDOC announce increased pay for state’s correctional officers under new pay plan

by KDOC News last modified Sep 28, 2017 09:09 AM

Governor Sam Brownback was joined by Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood at El Dorado Correctional Facility today to announce changes to the Kansas Department of Corrections’ pay structure to address correctional officer retention and increase recruitment of new candidates.

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FY 2017 KDOC Annual Report Released

FY 2017 KDOC Annual Report Released

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jan 18, 2018 08:36 AM

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

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KDOC Presents Plan for Reconstruction of  Lansing Correctional Facility

KDOC Presents Plan for Reconstruction of Lansing Correctional Facility

by KDOC News last modified Nov 30, 2017 11:28 AM

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) today presented plans to the legislature’s Joint Committee on State Building Construction on the proposal to replace the state’s 150-year-old correctional facility in Lansing.

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KDOC Travels the State to Celebrate Reentry Week

KDOC Travels the State to Celebrate Reentry Week

by KDOC News last modified Aug 15, 2017 01:35 PM

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) celebrated Reentry Week July 10-14 with open house events, culminating with concerts by country music artist Mark Collie.

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KDOC to Observe Reentry Week 2017: Country music celebrity Mark Collie to help celebrate reentry services, perform for offenders

KDOC to Observe Reentry Week 2017: Country music celebrity Mark Collie to help celebrate reentry services, perform for offenders

by KDOC News last modified Aug 15, 2017 01:45 PM

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) will celebrate Reentry Week July 10-14, 2017. Events will be held across the state, in facilities and parole offices, to spotlight the evidence based work done by staff, contract providers, volunteers, mentors, and community partners, which has led to a reduction in recidivism (returns to prison) in Kansas from over 55% to 35%.

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KDOC’s Juvenile Services Reform Generating Reinvestment Funds

KDOC’s Juvenile Services Reform Generating Reinvestment Funds

by KDOC News last modified Aug 15, 2017 01:36 PM

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) announced today that improvements to the juvenile justice system, based upon reforms enacted in 2016 with Senate Bill 367, generated $12.3 million in FY17 for reinvestment in evidence-based programs for juveniles.

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KDOC, Gov. Brownback Recognize  2016 Employees and Volunteers of the Year

KDOC, Gov. Brownback Recognize 2016 Employees and Volunteers of the Year

by KDOC News last modified Aug 15, 2017 01:36 PM

Fifty-three individuals were honored by the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) June 14 in Topeka, for having been named employees and volunteers of the year for 2016.

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Kansas Takes a Leading Role in Fight Against Opioid Use Among the Justice-Involved

Kansas Takes a Leading Role in Fight Against Opioid Use Among the Justice-Involved

by KDOC News last modified Aug 15, 2017 01:37 PM

Lt. Gov. Dr. Colyer, state agencies selected to participate in nationwide study of best practices

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Topeka Correctional Facility to Hold Annual Plant Sale

Topeka Correctional Facility to Hold Annual Plant Sale

by KDOC News last modified Aug 15, 2017 01:38 PM

Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) will host a plant sale between May 8 and May 13 on the front grounds of the facility. The sale will feature annuals, perennials, herbs, grasses and vegetable plants cultivated by the residents of the all-female facility.

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KDOC’s Topeka Parole Office moving to location near Kansas Expocentre

KDOC’s Topeka Parole Office moving to location near Kansas Expocentre

by KDOC News last modified Aug 15, 2017 01:38 PM

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) will move its Topeka-area parole operations to a new office located at 2029 S.W. Western St., Topeka, on May 8.

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Resignation of Juvenile Services Director Offers Chance for Reflection

Resignation of Juvenile Services Director Offers Chance for Reflection

by KDOC News last modified Aug 15, 2017 01:38 PM

Staff of the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) gathered on April 27 to bid farewell to Terri Williams, Deputy Secretary of Juvenile Services. KDOC Secretary Joe Norwood, previous secretary Ray Roberts and numerous others thanked Williams for her direction of juvenile services for the past five years.

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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 Aug 15, 2017 01:43 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 Aug 15, 2017 01:39 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 Aug 15, 2017 01:41 PM

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 Aug 15, 2017 01:41 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 Aug 15, 2017 01:42 PM

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 Aug 15, 2017 01:43 PM

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.

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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.

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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 Aug 15, 2017 01:42 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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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 Aug 15, 2017 01:40 PM

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

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Norton Correctional Facility Announces Retirement of Warden Shelton

Norton Correctional Facility Announces Retirement of Warden Shelton

by KDOC News last modified Oct 23, 2017 08:54 AM

Norton Correctional Facility (NCF) Warden Jay L. Shelton will retire on Dec. 1 after 25 years as the warden of the facility to take the position of administrator of a retirement home in Norton.

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Paul Snyder named Warden for El Dorado Correctional Facility

Paul Snyder named Warden for El Dorado Correctional Facility

by KDOC News last modified Mar 26, 2018 04:21 PM

Paul Snyder, a 25-year veteran of the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC), will take the helm as warden of El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF), Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood announced Monday.

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KDOC kicks off reconstruction of Lansing Correctional Facility

KDOC kicks off reconstruction of Lansing Correctional Facility

by KDOC News last modified Apr 19, 2018 07:10 PM

Governor Jeff Colyer joined Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood today along with state and local officials to launch the reconstruction of Lansing Correctional Facility, the state’s oldest and largest correctional facility.

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