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Corrections Secretary Roberts commends retiring Lansing Correctional Facility Warden David McKune

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Warden McKune retires today after 37 years with the KDOC. He will continue his career in corrections as the Director for the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center.
Corrections Secretary Roberts commends retiring Lansing Correctional Facility Warden David McKune

LCF Warden David McKune retires today after 37 years with the KDOC.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 14, 2012

Contact: Communications Office
kdocpub@doc.ks.gov
(785) 215-2857

Brett Peterson, LCF PIO
(913) 727-3235

Corrections Secretary Roberts commends retiring Lansing Correctional Facility Warden David McKune 

Warden David McKune announced he will step down from the helm at Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) after 37 years with the Kansas Department of Corrections. 

Warden McKune’s last day with the KDOC will be tomorrow, September 15. However, Warden McKune will continue his career in corrections as the Director for the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center. 

“As the longest serving warden at the KDOC, Dave has provided a solid sense of stability and guidance for Lansing Correctional Facility throughout his many years,” said Secretary Ray Roberts. 

Warden McKune began his career with the KDOC as a Corrections Officer I at the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory (now Hutchinson Correctional Facility) in 1975.  He rose through the ranks to hold several positions including Deputy Warden of Programs at LCF and Deputy Secretary in the KDOC’s central office. He was named Warden at LCF in September 1991. 

“I am most proud of the 21 years I have served as Warden of LCF,” Warden McKune said. “I have said countless times that my longevity is, in fact, thanks to the dedicated and professional employees of LCF. Together we have accomplished many great things.” 

Among the many accomplishments completed under Warden McKune’s leadership are:

  • Opening of a new clinical services and infirmary building
  • Completing several renovations to the state's oldest and largest complex for detention and rehabilitation of adult male felony offenders
  • Digitizing record keeping and improving technology systems to improve efficiency, productivity and communication among staff
  • Improving safety for staff and inmates with the addition of hundreds of video surveillance recording systems
  • Implementing electronic messaging for inmates and their families
  • Setting the pace for Mentoring4Success (M4S)
  • Regaining accreditation by the American Correctional Association and the Commission on Accreditation
  • Expanding program offerings through community volunteers during successive years of budget reductions.
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“During the search for a new warden at Lansing Correctional Facility, each of the three LCF Deputy Wardens, Rex Pryor, Colette Winkelbauer, and Kyle Deere, will rotate the role and duties of Acting Warden,” said Deputy Secretary Johnnie Goddard. 

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