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by KDOC News — last modified Mar 26, 2018 04:20 PM
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 Kansas Department of Corrections’ 2019 employee awards announced

Kansas Department of Corrections’ 2019 employee awards announced

by KDOC News last modified Jul 26, 2019 03:08 PM

Governor Laura Kelly and Acting Corrections Secretary Jeff Zmuda announced the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) 2019 Employees and Volunteer of the Year during a ceremony Tuesday at the State Capitol.

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Staffing changes occurring at Kansas Department of Corrections

Staffing changes occurring at Kansas Department of Corrections

by KDOC News last modified Jun 13, 2019 01:25 PM

A new unit, focused on research and behavior analytics, will be one of the key features of several staffing changes at the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) effective June 16.

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Overcrowding issues to continue at state correctional facilities

Overcrowding issues to continue at state correctional facilities

by KDOC News last modified Jun 06, 2019 01:46 PM

The State Finance Council voted today to deny funding for space and programming for overcrowded female prisoners and full funding for outsourcing male beds throughout the Kansas prison system.

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UPDATED: Inmate who walked away from Wichita Work Release Facility apprehended in Wichita

UPDATED: Inmate who walked away from Wichita Work Release Facility apprehended in Wichita

by KDOC News last modified May 28, 2019 11:51 AM

Kansas Department of Corrections agents, working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service, apprehended minimum-custody inmate George Young at a motel on North Broadway Street in Wichita at approximately 11 a.m., today.

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Hutchinson Correctional Facility Assists with Local Flood Efforts

Hutchinson Correctional Facility Assists with Local Flood Efforts

by KDOC News last modified May 24, 2019 01:05 PM

Inmates volunteer to help Reno County area fill 6,000 sandbags due to flood threats

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Governor announces new secretary of corrections

Governor announces new secretary of corrections

by Cheryl Cadue last modified May 23, 2019 12:30 PM

Governor Laura Kelly today announced her selection of Jefferey Zmuda as the next secretary of corrections. Zmuda is currently the deputy director of the Idaho Department of Correction.

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No injuries during disturbance at juvenile facility

No injuries during disturbance at juvenile facility

by KDOC News last modified May 20, 2019 06:24 PM

A disturbance by 10 teens Sunday evening at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) resulted in property damage in three living units.

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Visitation Cancelled at Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility

Visitation Cancelled at Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility

by KDOC News last modified May 17, 2019 11:24 AM

All visitation with offenders has been suspended this weekend, May 18 – 19, 2019.

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Inmate Deaths Under Investigation

Inmate Deaths Under Investigation

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Apr 30, 2019 11:26 AM

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) is investigating whether illegal drugs played a role in four recent inmate deaths at three state correctional facilities. The KDOC also is working to raise awareness among the inmate population of the potential lethal consequences of using illegal drugs introduced into correctional facilities.

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Former KDOC Dental Instructor Faces Criminal Charges

Former KDOC Dental Instructor Faces Criminal Charges

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Apr 26, 2019 04:30 PM

An investigation by the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) has led to criminal charges in Shawnee County against a former Topeka Correctional Facility dental instructor for inappropriate conduct involving female inmates.

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KDOC enacts measures to alleviate staffing shortages at El Dorado Correctional Facility

KDOC enacts measures to alleviate staffing shortages at El Dorado Correctional Facility

by KDOC News last modified Apr 15, 2019 09:29 AM

An emergency staffing situation at the El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF) has prompted the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) to offer additional pay to hire temporary staff to provide relief.

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Former Larned Juvenile Superintendent to head Kansas Juvenile Facility

Former Larned Juvenile Superintendent to head Kansas Juvenile Facility

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Feb 14, 2019 02:07 PM

Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood today announced the appointment of Wendy Leiker as superintendent of the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC).

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Apprehended: Cal Henry Green III

Apprehended: Cal Henry Green III

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jan 10, 2019 05:07 PM

Kansas Department of Corrections agents, working in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, apprehended inmate Cal Henry Green III in Independence, Mo., at approximately 3:30 p.m., Thursday.

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Kansas Juvenile Facility Earns National Award for Suicide Precaution Program

Kansas Juvenile Facility Earns National Award for Suicide Precaution Program

by KDOC News last modified Aug 06, 2018 03:14 PM

Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) is the corrections’ recipient of the 2018 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award, the highest honor given by Performance-based Standards (PbS).

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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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FY 2018 KDOC Annual Report Released

FY 2018 KDOC Annual Report Released

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Oct 25, 2018 10:48 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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 18 State Juvenile Offenders Graduate from High School

18 State Juvenile Offenders Graduate from High School

by KDOC News last modified Jul 03, 2019 10:08 AM

Leavenworth Mayor Jermaine Wilson shared words he needed to hear as a juvenile offender when he recently spoke to the high school graduating class at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC).

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Kansas Department of Corrections Announces Joel Hrabe as Deputy Secretary of Facilities Management

Kansas Department of Corrections Announces Joel Hrabe as Deputy Secretary of Facilities Management

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Aug 07, 2019 03:28 PM

Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Acting Secretary Jeff Zmuda today announced that Joel Hrabe has been selected to serve as the agency’s deputy secretary of facilities management.

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Kansas Department of Corrections Signs Contract for Out-of-state Prison Beds

Kansas Department of Corrections Signs Contract for Out-of-state Prison Beds

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Aug 09, 2019 11:24 AM

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) announced today that it has entered into a contract to send Kansas inmates to a private prison in Arizona. The Department anticipates sending up to 360 inmates by the end of the year.

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