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March 10, 2020 - 12:40 pm
Finding jobs in Kansas for former inmates
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KNSS News
February 20, 2020 - 8:07 pm
Authorities say a convicted felon was arrested after he tried to use a fake $100 bill to add money to a jailed inmate's account.
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December 14, 2019 - 2:29 pm
Kansas prisons have exceeded their operating capacity and it will cost the state millions of dollars to move hundreds of inmates to a privately owned prison in Arizona. A one-year contract with the Kansas Department of Corrections and CoreCivic was announced this month. Acting Corrections Secretary...
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Matthew Harding
September 02, 2019 - 3:28 pm
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of an inmate at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility. In a news release, the state Department of Corrections says they found 29-year-old Michael Fancher dead just after 2 Sunday afternoon. He was there serving a sentence from...
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July 06, 2019 - 5:34 pm
The former top administrator of Kansas' juvenile correctional facility accused of grabbing and shoving a female worker has pleaded no-contest to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. Kyle Rohr entered the plea Friday in Shawnee County District Court to bring an end to the criminal case. He had...
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Matthew Harding
June 02, 2019 - 5:32 pm
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is catching some heat for her pick to run the state prison system. The Wichita Eagle reports Jeffrey Zmuda was criticized earlier this year by a judge in Idaho, where he is the deputy director of Idaho's prison system. The judge told Zmuda he gave "disingenuous"...
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Matthew Harding
May 27, 2019 - 8:35 pm
Authorities need your help in finding a man who escaped from a Wichita work release facility. They say that 51-year-old George Young went missing early Sunday. He had been staying at the work release facility since early March while serving time for violating his parole. His most recent criminal...
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May 09, 2019 - 5:29 am
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican legislators agreed that the Kansas prison system needed funds to boost employees' pay, deal with inmate crowding and address other problems. They also agreed on a figure of almost $36 million. But the Department of Corrections, Kelly and fellow Democrats...
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February 02, 2019 - 7:36 pm
The Hutchinson Correction Facility has canceled visitation after several fights involving multiple inmates. The Kansas Department of Corrections says several fights took place at the facility this week, involving two or three maximum security inmates at a time. Another fight involving five medium-...
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Ted Woodward
January 11, 2019 - 12:53 pm
A wanted suspect is hospitalized, after a confrontation with law enforcement north of downtown Wichita. Deputy chief Troy Livingston says early Thursday afternoon, the suspect was located in a car with a stolen tag in the parking lot of the Kansas Department of Corrections in the 900 block of N...
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