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by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 20, 2017 03:22 PM
Governor, Sec. Norwood Observe Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Governor, Sec. Norwood Observe Human Trafficking Awareness Month

by Todd Fertig last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today proclaimed January to be Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Gov. Brownback was joined by Attorney General Derek Schmidt; Secretary Lana Gordon, Kansas Department of Labor; Secretary Phyllis Gilmore, Kansas Department for Children and Families; Secretary Susan Mosier, M.D., MBA, FACS, Kansas Department of Health and Environment; and Secretary Joe Norwood, Kansas Department of Corrections in issuing today’s proclamation.

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Everyone is Responsible for Success

Everyone is Responsible for Success

by adamp last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

For two days in September, Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) staff came together to focus on getting #BackToBasics while helping others in need. Through the #HelpingHands Project, KDOC staff challenged each other to work together more effectively as a team while learning from each other and giving back.

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Shannon Meyer Named Warden of Topeka Correctional Facility

Shannon Meyer Named Warden of Topeka Correctional Facility

by Media Release last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood today announced that Shannon Meyer has been named warden of the Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF).

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LJCF Names Top Staff of the 1st Quarter

LJCF Names Top Staff of the 1st Quarter

by Cindy Stejskal last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) staff Mary Ann Haynes, John Stiers and Rebecca Shottenkirk-Lawson will be among those recognized at Governor Brownback's Quarterly Employee Recognition Ceremony in Topeka on May 25.

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Governor Declares First Week of May Kansas Correctional Officer's  and Employee's Week

Governor Declares First Week of May Kansas Correctional Officer's and Employee's Week

by MEDIA RELEASE last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Governor Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation declaring May 1-7, 2016 as Kansas Correctional Officer's and Employee’s Week.

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Lansing Warden Announces Retirement; Management Changes Coming to Two Largest Correctional Facilities

Lansing Warden Announces Retirement; Management Changes Coming to Two Largest Correctional Facilities

by Media Release last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Longtime Corrections employee Rex Pryor is retiring as Warden at the Lansing Correctional Facility, effective June 18, 2016. Replacing Pryor at Lansing will be Sam Cline, the current warden at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility, while Dan Schnurr, the Warden at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility, will take the helm at Hutchinson.

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Governor Brownback Signs Juvenile Justice Legislation

Governor Brownback Signs Juvenile Justice Legislation

by Media Release last modified Jul 20, 2017 03:22 PM

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today signed into law Senate Bill 367, a comprehensive set of data-driven policy recommendations that will increase public safety, effectively hold juvenile offenders accountable and reduce juvenile justice costs.

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Pew Applauds Kansas Leaders for Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reform

Pew Applauds Kansas Leaders for Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Reform

by Media Release last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law today comprehensive juvenile justice legislation that will increase public safety, improve outcomes for young offenders, protect public safety, and reduce costs for taxpayers.

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Governor Sam Brownback appoints Joseph Norwood as Corrections Secretary

Governor Sam Brownback appoints Joseph Norwood as Corrections Secretary

by Media Release last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Governor Sam Brownback today named Joseph “Joe” Norwood as Secretary for the Kansas Department of Corrections effective May 30, 2016.

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KDOC Unveils New Interactive Dashboard

KDOC Unveils New Interactive Dashboard

by adamp last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

The Kansas Department of Corrections launches an interactive dashboard, providing a visual data source for the public.

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KDOC Fills Vacancies on Prisoner Review Board

KDOC Fills Vacancies on Prisoner Review Board

by adamp last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:59 AM

Jonathan Ogletree, the Prisoner Review Board's most senior member, takes reins as board chair while veteran corrections employee Mark Keating joins as the board's newest member.

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