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by Cheryl Cadue last modified Dec 03, 2012 03:04 PM
KDOC Director Audrey Cress honored for helping victims of crime

KDOC Director Audrey Cress honored for helping victims of crime

by KDOC News last modified Apr 19, 2018 06:57 PM

Kansas Department of Corrections’ (KDOC) Office of Victim Services Director Audrey Cress was honored Thursday for her efforts on behalf of crime victims during the 21st Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference in Topeka.

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Tickets on sale for Ellsworth's annual dinner theater inmate performance

Tickets on sale for Ellsworth's annual dinner theater inmate performance

by KDOC News last modified Apr 02, 2018 09:49 AM

Ellsworth Correctional Facility inmates will be performing Neil Simon's comedy "Fools" for this year's dinner theater performances April 20, 21, 28 and 29. Tickets range in price from $20 to $25 with proceeds benefiting the Right Track Foundation at the Spiritual Life Center.

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Kansas Correctional Industries takes a new approach to improve performance

Kansas Correctional Industries takes a new approach to improve performance

by KDOC News last modified Mar 30, 2018 03:48 PM

Kansas Correctional Industries (KCI), a self-supporting state agency under the direction of the Kansas Department of Corrections, recently hosted a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training as KCI looks to improve operational performance.

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Ellsworth inmates raise money for local high school marching band

Ellsworth inmates raise money for local high school marching band

by KDOC News last modified Mar 29, 2018 10:29 AM

The Ellsworth Junior/Senior High School marching band performed recently at Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) to thank an inmate group for its $2,000 contribution for new band uniforms.

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Girls create their own library at KJCC

Girls create their own library at KJCC

by KDOC News last modified Mar 08, 2018 12:04 PM

A year ago, checking out a library book was not always easy for female residents at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC). Classes are often held in the library and female residents also must wait for staff to clear the area of male residents who are housed in the same building as the library.

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Cowley College receives grant to start barbering program at Winfield Correctional Facility

Cowley College receives grant to start barbering program at Winfield Correctional Facility

by Courtesy of Cowley College last modified Feb 05, 2018 12:22 PM

Working closely with the Winfield Correctional Facility and the Kansas Department of Corrections, Cowley College recently received the funding needed to create a Barbering program for inmates through the Kansas Department of Commerce and Workforce Aligned with Industry Demand (AID) initiative.

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Salina Parole Office to move to new location January 12

Salina Parole Office to move to new location January 12

by KDOC News last modified Jan 08, 2018 09:50 PM

The KDOC will move its Salina-based office to a new location on Jan. 12, 2018.

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KDOC presents plan to rebuild prison to budget committee

KDOC presents plan to rebuild prison to budget committee

by KDOC News last modified Dec 21, 2017 08:51 AM

Kansas Secretary of Corrections Joe Norwood today presented a proposal to rebuild Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) to the Legislative Budget Committee. This presentation is the latest in a series related to the construction project at LCF, as the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) seeks legislative approval of the project.

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KDOC joins in fight against Human Trafficking

KDOC joins in fight against Human Trafficking

by KDOC News last modified Dec 20, 2017 09:11 AM

KDOC Secretary Joe Norwood joined leaders from the Attorney General's office and three other state agencies to witness Gov. Sam Brownback's official proclamation designating January as Human Trafficking Month.

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Remembrance Receptions honor victims of homicide

Remembrance Receptions honor victims of homicide

by KDOC News last modified Dec 18, 2017 08:15 AM

As a way to help them remember and celebrate lost loved ones, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and victim service providers met with family and friends of homicide victims at four remembrance receptions this month, in Wichita, Kansas City, Topeka, and for the first time, in Garden City.

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Joel Hrabe Named Warden of Norton Correctional Facility

Joel Hrabe Named Warden of Norton Correctional Facility

by KDOC News last modified Jan 09, 2018 08:52 AM

Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Secretary Joe Norwood announced today that Joel Hrabe has been named warden of the Norton Correctional Facility (NCF).

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Agency mourns loss of volunteers at LCF

Agency mourns loss of volunteers at LCF

by KDOC News last modified Dec 05, 2017 09:01 AM

The Kansas Department of Corrections sends it condolences to the families of Gerald Baxter of Clay Center and Carla Rene Polson of Blue Rapids who were killed in a vehicle accident while en route to serve as volunteers at Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) Friday.

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Governor Brownback applauds workforce specialists who assist offenders

Governor Brownback applauds workforce specialists who assist offenders

by KDOC News last modified Nov 09, 2017 11:48 AM

Governor Sam Brownback shared his appreciation for Kansans who help offenders gain employment at a training program for workforce specialists on Nov. 8 at the State Capitol.

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Barton Community College celebrates learning at ECF

Barton Community College celebrates learning at ECF

by KDOC News last modified Nov 06, 2017 08:33 AM

Barton Community College held its annual Learning Celebration for 2017 at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) Spiritual Life Center on Thursday, November 2.

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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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KDOC Staff Member Receives National Award for Work with Other States in Supervising Offenders

KDOC Staff Member Receives National Award for Work with Other States in Supervising Offenders

by KDOC News last modified Nov 06, 2017 08:33 AM

Kansas Department of Corrections’ Deputy Compact Administrator Matt Billinger was honored at the Statehouse in Topeka on Friday, Nov. 3, for his oversight of offenders whose supervision crosses state lines.

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Construction on Lansing Correctional Facility Begins in May 2018

Construction on Lansing Correctional Facility Begins in May 2018

by KDOC News last modified Jan 30, 2018 04:21 PM

The rebuilding of Lansing Correctional Facility, the state’s oldest and largest correctional facility, is scheduled to start in May following legislative approval last week.

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