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by Cheryl Cadue last modified Dec 03, 2012 03:04 PM
VOICES OF REENTRY It’s Never Too Late for Change

VOICES OF REENTRY It’s Never Too Late for Change

Topeka Correctional Facility's reentry efforts are highlighted in Voices of Reentry, a published series of profiles of people making good on second chances after they return from incarceration. Articles in the series tell individual stories to highlight the impact of programs funded under federal Improved Reentry Education grants. Published October 2017.

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Film About Holocaust Survivor Features Lansing Correctional Facility, Reaching Out From Within Program

Film About Holocaust Survivor Features Lansing Correctional Facility, Reaching Out From Within Program

by KDOC News last modified Oct 17, 2017 01:52 PM

A video segment filmed at Lansing Correctional Facility is featured prominently in a documentary that will be released in theaters in select cities this fall, including Kansas City.

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Providers of Health Care to Needy Kansans Learn About Corrections Dental Lab

Providers of Health Care to Needy Kansans Learn About Corrections Dental Lab

by KDOC News last modified Oct 17, 2017 01:52 PM

Through the work done in a dental lab at Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) in conjunction with Kansas Safety Net Clinics, medically underserved Kansans are having their dental prosthesis needs met at a price they can afford.

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Pittsburg Parole Office Employee Receives Pin for 40 Years of Service

Pittsburg Parole Office Employee Receives Pin for 40 Years of Service

by KDOC News last modified Sep 28, 2017 09:10 AM

Pittsburg resident Carolyn Grillot was honored at the Statehouse in Topeka on Friday, Sept. 22, for having served the State’s corrections agency for 40 years. Grillot has been employed in the Pittsburg Parole Office since 1977.

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Winfield Correctional Facility Employee Receives Pin for 40 Years of Service

Winfield Correctional Facility Employee Receives Pin for 40 Years of Service

by KDOC News last modified Sep 28, 2017 09:10 AM

Winfield Correctional Facility (WCF) employee Pat Murphy was honored at the Statehouse in Topeka on Friday, Sept. 22, for having served the State for 40 years. Murphy has been employed, first at Winfield State Hospital and then at the correctional facility, since August 1976.

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Kansas Correctional Industries Meets Needs of Kansas Businesses

Kansas Correctional Industries Meets Needs of Kansas Businesses

by KDOC News last modified Sep 28, 2017 09:10 AM

Thirsty Coconut, a family-owned producer of healthy drinks based in Louisburg, needed assistance with their beverage dispensing machines, and had nowhere in Kansas to turn to for help, until they found KCI.

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Holocaust survivor shares experiences with women of TCF

Holocaust survivor shares experiences with women of TCF

by KDOC News last modified Sep 28, 2017 09:10 AM

Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski inspired a group of female offenders at Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) Thursday, Sept. 14, with stories of her life and encouraged them to forgive, put aside hatred, and strive to overcome their circumstances.

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KDOC Assists Offenders Reintegration into Communities

KDOC Assists Offenders Reintegration into Communities

by KDOC News last modified Jul 14, 2017 03:32 PM

Reentry Week shines spotlight on programs that help offenders transition successfully

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Three names to be added to the Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial in May

Three names to be added to the Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial in May

by KDOC News last modified Sep 28, 2017 09:11 AM

The 35th Annual Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will be held at noon, Friday, May 5, in the second floor rotunda at the Kansas State House. The ceremony will honor Kansas City Police Department Detective Brad Lancaster, Kansas City Police Department Captain Robert Melton and Johnson County Sheriff's Office Master Deputy Brandon Collins.

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KDOC Staff Train to Help Offenders Transition by Offering a Helping Hand to the Needy

KDOC Staff Train to Help Offenders Transition by Offering a Helping Hand to the Needy

by KDOC News last modified Aug 15, 2017 01:39 PM

KDOC staff who work to help offenders transition back to life outside of prison gathered for two days of training in Wichita on March 30 and 31

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KDOC Celebrates One Year of Therapy Program for Juvenile Offenders in Southeast Kansas

KDOC Celebrates One Year of Therapy Program for Juvenile Offenders in Southeast Kansas

by KDOC News last modified Mar 01, 2017 11:45 AM

On Friday, Feb. 24, in Pittsburg, the Kansas Department of Corrections recognized Eckerd Kids for providing a program of therapy and supervision as an alternative to removing youth from their homes or incarcerating them.

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Blues Singer Rita Chiarelli Performs with Women Inmate Choir

Blues Singer Rita Chiarelli Performs with Women Inmate Choir

by KDOC News last modified Feb 16, 2017 03:38 PM

A short video filmed at Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) featuring a female inmate choir will be shown Friday, Feb. 17, at the Folk Alliance International Conference being held in Kansas City.

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Former New York Inmate Turned Fitness Entrepreneur Films at Lansing

Former New York Inmate Turned Fitness Entrepreneur Films at Lansing

by KDOC News last modified Feb 10, 2017 04:35 PM

New York City-based workout expert Coss Marte uses sweat and pain to build character, as well as healthy bodies. He pushes his clients to use their own body weight and limited space to hone their physiques. He knows how to do this, because he once lost 70 pounds himself, doing exercises primarily in a prison cell.

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Human Trafficking Expert Speaks to KDOC Staff

Human Trafficking Expert Speaks to KDOC Staff

by KDOC News last modified Jan 11, 2017 04:24 PM

The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) plays an integral part in the fight against human trafficking, according to an expert on the topic who addressed KDOC staff Tuesday in Topeka.

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Governor Brownback Proclaims January 2017 Mentoring Month

Governor Brownback Proclaims January 2017 Mentoring Month

by KDOC News last modified Jan 05, 2017 10:23 AM

Gov. Sam Brownback praised the mentoring program of the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) as he proclaimed January 2017 as Mentoring Month.

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