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2009 News Releases

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Sep 26, 2011 11:33 AM

ANNOUNCEMENT: Inmate Visitation

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Sep 26, 2011 11:34 AM

Effective for calendar year 2010, inmate visitation at Kansas correctional facilities will be provided on the following four state holidays: Christmas Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Thanksgiving Day.

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ARCHIVE - PREVIOUS NEWS RELEASES

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

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NEWS RELEASE: Secretary Roger Werholtz Named Top Correctional Administrator in the Nation (December 2009)

Please see the following news release from the Association of State Correctional Administrators and the honor presented to Kansas Secretary of Corrections Roger Werholtz as the 2009 Outstanding Director of Corrections during its annual conference held on December 5 in Charleston, S.C.

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Secretary Werholtz's Response to Recent Articles in the Topeka Capital-Journal (October 6, 2009)

Secretary Werholtz's response to the editorial and related news articles recently published in the Topeka Capital-Journal concerning staff activities in Kansas correctional facilities.

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NEWS RELEASE: Phone Call from Alert Citizen Results in Apprehension of Hutchinson Correctional Facility Escapee

Officers from the Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) and the Hutchinson Police Department (HPD) this morning apprehended escapee Steve Genton after a concerned resident contacted police to report a suspicious person matching Genton’s description in the vicinity of 17th Avenue and Waldron Street.

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Governor Parkinson and Secretary Werholtz Honor Kansas Department of Corrections Employee and Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients (May 20, 2009)

Governor Mark Parkinson and Kansas Secretary of Corrections Roger Werholtz honored Department of Corrections employees and volunteers Wednesday for their service to the State of Kansas during an awards ceremony held at the State Capitol.

Governor Parkinson and Secretary Werholtz Honor Kansas Department of Corrections Employee and Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients (May 20, 2009) - Read More…

MEMORANDUM: Message from the Secretary of Corrections to Staff Regarding Budget Status Update for FY 2010 (May 7, 2009)

I am writing to advise you that the House and the Senate today reached agreement on an omnibus spending bill that calls for an additional cut of 2.75% beyond the level previously approved for Fiscal Year 2010.

MEMORANDUM: Message from the Secretary of Corrections to Staff Regarding Budget Status Update for FY 2010 (May 7, 2009) - Read More…

NEWS RELEASE: Kansas Department of Corrections Contracts for Enhanced Inmate Banking, Electronic Messaging and Video Visitation (May 1, 2009)

Kansas Secretary of Corrections Roger Werholtz today announced that the Department of Corrections has entered into a contract amendment with Embarq™ Payphone Services Inc., a unit of Embarq™ Corp., of Overland Park to improve security and reduce the introduction of contraband, reduce staff time and involvement in screening mail and generate commissions for the KDOC in the areas of inmate trust accounts (banking), mail, and visitation.

NEWS RELEASE: Kansas Department of Corrections Contracts for Enhanced Inmate Banking, Electronic Messaging and Video Visitation (May 1, 2009) - Read More…

FAQS: ELECTRONIC MESSAGING AND VIDEO VISITATION FOR INMATES

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding inmate electronic messaging and video visitation

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MEMORANDUM: Message from the Secretary of Corrections to Staff Regarding Legislative Budget Discussions (April 21, 2009)

This afternoon I appeared before the House Public Safety Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee along with the heads of other public safety agencies. We were asked, in light of the revised revenue projections, to identify how we could reduce the Department’s FY 2010 budget by an additional 5% ($10,800,000).

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MEMORANDUM: Message from the Secretary of Corrections to Staff Regarding Legislative Budget Discussions (February 12, 2009)

I am writing to advise you that we have just completed the Department’s budget hearing in the Senate Ways and Means Committee regarding the Fiscal Year 2010 budget which begins July 1, 2009.

MEMORANDUM: Message from the Secretary of Corrections to Staff Regarding Legislative Budget Discussions (February 12, 2009) - Read More…

NEWS RELEASE: Kansas Department of Corrections Announces Closure of One Housing Unit at Winfield Correctional Facility as Part of Ongoing Budget Reductions (February 11, 2009)

Kansas Secretary of Corrections Roger Werholtz today announced that the 176 capacity “B” Housing Unit at Winfield Correctional Facility (WCF) will be taken off-line effective March 7, 2009 in an effort to meet budget reductions for the current fiscal year. WCF is a minimum security facility with three housing units, designated “A”, “B” and “C”.

NEWS RELEASE: Kansas Department of Corrections Announces Closure of One Housing Unit at Winfield Correctional Facility as Part of Ongoing Budget Reductions (February 11, 2009) - Read More…

NEWS RELEASE: Kansas Department of Corrections Announces Suspension of Offender Programs Effective April 1, 2009 (February 5, 2009)

Kansas Secretary of Corrections Roger Werholtz today announced that the Department has begun the process of suspending a number of facility and community based offender programs in the ongoing effort to reduce the Fiscal Year 2009 budget.

NEWS RELEASE: Kansas Department of Corrections Announces Suspension of Offender Programs Effective April 1, 2009 (February 5, 2009) - Read More…

NEWS RELEASE: Kansas Department of Corrections Announces Suspension of Operations at Norton Correctional Facility – East Unit at Stockton Effective April 1, 2009 (February 2, 2009)

Kansas Secretary of Corrections Roger Werholtz today announced that the operations at the Norton Correctional Facility – East Unit will be suspended effective April 1, 2009. Suspending operations at Stockton had previously been scheduled to occur June 30, 2009, but has been advanced in the ongoing effort to reduce the Fiscal Year 2009 budget.

NEWS RELEASE: Kansas Department of Corrections Announces Suspension of Operations at Norton Correctional Facility – East Unit at Stockton Effective April 1, 2009 (February 2, 2009) - Read More…

MEMORANDUM: Message from the Secretary of Corrections to Staff Regarding FY 2009 Budget Update (January 29, 2009)

I am writing in an effort to update you on the most recent developments regarding the status of legislation involving the Department’s budget for the current fiscal year.

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MEMORANDUM: Message from the Secretary of Corrections to Staff Regarding FY 2009 Budget (January 27, 2009)

A budget proposal passed out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Monday, January 26, 2009, provides for a 3.4% across the board budget reduction for state agencies. For the Department of Corrections this reduction would be in addition to reductions previously submitted by the department, including the suspension of operations at Osawatomie and Toronto in February and Stockton in June. A 3.4% reduction for the department is approximately $9.3 million.

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NEWS RELEASE: Kansas Department of Corrections Announces Plan to Accelerate the Suspension of Operations at Osawatomie and Toronto Units (January 23, 2009)

Kansas Secretary of Corrections Roger Werholtz today announced that the Department is taking steps to suspend operations at the Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) – South Unit at Osawatomie on February 6, 2009 and the El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF) – East Unit at Toronto on February 27, 2009.

NEWS RELEASE: Kansas Department of Corrections Announces Plan to Accelerate the Suspension of Operations at Osawatomie and Toronto Units (January 23, 2009) - Read More…

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