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by Cheryl Cadue last modified Dec 03, 2012 03:04 PM
KDOC spotlights dangers of K2/Spice

KDOC spotlights dangers of K2/Spice

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Apr 26, 2019 04:55 PM

Synthetic marijuana, known as K2 or Spice, is a growing problem for correctional facilities around the country. Education about the dangers of the illicit drug begins for offenders as they enter the KDOC.

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81 LCMHF inmates celebrate educational landmarks through Barton

81 LCMHF inmates celebrate educational landmarks through Barton

by Barton Community College last modified Apr 25, 2019 04:13 PM

More than a year and a half ago, Jerry Jett was a high school dropout. He wound up arrested and incarcerated for aggravated robbery. He will be released in May. Statistically speaking, he would normally have a high likelihood of reincarceration, a trend known as recidivism.

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International parole group honors Kansas Prisoner Review Board chair

International parole group honors Kansas Prisoner Review Board chair

by KDOC News last modified Apr 22, 2019 09:19 AM

Kansas Prisoner Review Board (PRB) Chairman Jonathan Ogletree’s leadership at state and national levels recently earned him top recognition from the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI).

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Award recognizes KDOC and KJCC employee for anti-trafficking advocacy

Award recognizes KDOC and KJCC employee for anti-trafficking advocacy

by KDOC News last modified Apr 15, 2019 09:29 AM

The Wichita State Center for Combating Human Trafficking recently recognized the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) and Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) employee Dauna Herman for working with incarcerated youth who are trafficking survivors.

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Barton LCMHF carpentry students build shed for Great Bend daycare

Barton LCMHF carpentry students build shed for Great Bend daycare

by Barton Community College last modified Jul 09, 2018 01:29 PM

Restocking paper goods at Great Bend Head Start daycare was a cross-town trip before Barton Community College got involved.

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KDOC 2018 Employees and Volunteers of the Year Announced

KDOC 2018 Employees and Volunteers of the Year Announced

by KDOC News last modified Jul 09, 2018 01:28 PM

Governor Jeff Colyer and Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood announced the Kansas Department of Corrections’ (KDOC) 2018 Employees and Volunteers of the Year during a ceremony held recently at the Kansas Statehouse.

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Governor Colyer proclaims Kansas Correctional Officer's and Employee's Week

Governor Colyer proclaims Kansas Correctional Officer's and Employee's Week

by KDOC News last modified May 08, 2018 04:17 PM

Governor Jeff Colyer is calling on Kansans to recognize the contributions of Kansas correctional officers and employees during the week of May 6-12.

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Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial events to be held Thursday and Friday

Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial events to be held Thursday and Friday

by KDOC News last modified May 02, 2018 12:19 PM

A candlelight vigil for fallen officers will take place at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 3, followed the next day by the memorial ceremony at noon in Topeka. Both events will begin at the Kansas Statehouse and end at the Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial located on the grounds of the statehouse.

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Topeka Facility Hosting Annual Plant Sale

Topeka Facility Hosting Annual Plant Sale

by KDOC News last modified May 02, 2018 12:19 PM

Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) will host a plant sale for the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 1 to May 13 on the front grounds of the facility. The sale features annuals, perennials, herbs, grasses and vegetable plants cultivated by the inmates of the all-female facility.

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31 LCMHF inmates pass GED through Barton; dozens earn industry certifications

31 LCMHF inmates pass GED through Barton; dozens earn industry certifications

by KDOC News last modified May 03, 2018 10:42 AM

Xavier Pennington landed in jail in 2016 for dealing drugs. It was rock bottom, but from there he had nowhere to go but up. Now the once high-school-dropout has earned his diploma via the state GED exam through Barton Community College, and has mastered skills to earn an honest wage when he is released in November of 2019.

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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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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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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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AG Derek Schmidt, statewide partners launch 'Demand an End' campaign to raise awareness of sex trafficking

AG Derek Schmidt, statewide partners launch 'Demand an End' campaign to raise awareness of sex trafficking

by KDOC News last modified Jul 09, 2018 01:27 PM

Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood joined 60 partners from across the state Monday as Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt launched a public awareness initiative targeting buyers of sex.

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August Edition of the KDOC's Kansas Juvenile Justice Web-Line Available

August Edition of the KDOC's Kansas Juvenile Justice Web-Line Available

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Aug 27, 2018 11:59 AM

This issue highlights the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex receiving a national award for for its suicide precaution program and KDOC Juvenile Services' Contracted Services Manager Jeff Butrick who recently received the Patriot Award for his outstanding support of a member of the Kansas Army National Guard.

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KDOC Statewide Open House

KDOC Statewide Open House

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Sep 25, 2018 03:02 PM

The Kansas Department of Corrections opens its doors to the public Wednesday, September 26, 2018, as part of a statewide recruiting event.

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Juvenile facility holds first coed high school graduation

Juvenile facility holds first coed high school graduation

by KDOC News last modified Jan 17, 2019 11:32 AM

Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) held its first coed high school graduation recently with a class of 24 juveniles.

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KJCC's high school basketball season ends with a win - of sorts

KJCC's high school basketball season ends with a win - of sorts

by KDOC News last modified Feb 23, 2019 02:37 PM

The Topeka juvenile facility’s first-ever tournament ended in defeat for the Lawrence Gardner High School boys basketball team. But the loss failed to dampen the team’s pride as each received a pair of basketball shoes for the game.

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An invitation to go behind the fence at Norton Correctional Facility

An invitation to go behind the fence at Norton Correctional Facility

by KDOC News last modified Apr 15, 2019 09:29 AM

Norton Correctional Facility will open its doors to the public Thursday, April 4, from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. through 7 p.m., for open house and career day activities. Tours of the facility will start Thursday at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.

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Topeka Correctional Facility's annual plant sale starts May 6

Topeka Correctional Facility's annual plant sale starts May 6

by KDOC News last modified Apr 22, 2019 11:09 AM

Topeka Correctional Facility invites the public to attend its annual plant sale held on its front lawn at Rice Road and 10th Street May 6-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Kansas Correctional Officers' & Employees Week, May 5-12

Kansas Correctional Officers' & Employees Week, May 5-12

by KDOC News last modified May 15, 2019 10:00 AM

May 5-11, 2019 was declared Kansas Correctional Officers’ and Employees’ Week by Governor Laura Kelly.

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