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Donation Made To Brothers in Blue Re-Entry

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Governor Sam Brownback presented a check in the amount of $4,954.85 to Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts and Stewart Frederick, Re-Entry Manager for the Brothers in Blue Re-Entry program located at the Lansing Correctional Facility. The presentation occurred Saturday, September 14 in the Kansas Department of Corrections exhibit building at the Kansas State Fair.


The Brothers in Blue Re-Entry Program began in Kansas as the InnerChange Freedom Initiative at the Winfield Correctional Facility in 2000.  It eventually moved to the Ellsworth Correctional Facility and then to LCF in 2007. During this time the name of the program was changed to the Brothers in Blue. This is a
privately run, voluntary faith-based reentry program designed to give inmates an inner-change and equip them to function as givers instead of takers in the community. Several of the program’s goals are to provide tools for productive living, build attitudes of accountability and to provide a mentor to each man. One
result of Brothers in Blue is fewer men returning to prison. On average, for every dollar spent on human service-oriented programs in criminal justice, a savings can be seen of $5 to tax payers and $7 to victims. According to information provided by the Brothers in Blue, only 13% of the program’s graduates return to prison.

Proceeds from this year’s Governor’s Flint Hills Freedom Ride made this donation possible. Besides the Brothers in Blue contribution, proceeds from the ride will be donated to the Wounded Warriors project, the
Department of Military Welfare, the Native Stone Scenic Byway and the FlintHills National Scenic Byway

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