Prison

June 05, 2019 - 12:14 pm
Top Republican legislators are holding up nearly $10 million in funds for Kansas prisons that corrections officials say they need to deal with overcrowding. GOP leaders in the Republican-controlled Legislature expressed strong reservations Wednesday about plans by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's...
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April 21, 2019 - 12:31 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been sentenced to prison after his father-in-law died while taking methadone to help the younger man cheat on a drug test. Justin Jones, of Baldwin City was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the September 2017 death...
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Dreamstime
November 21, 2018 - 9:44 am
A Hutchinson man has been sentenced to federal prison in a child pornography case. Thirty-one-year-old Shane Ragsdale of Hutchinson has been sentenced to 90 months in federal prison for downloading child pornography from the internet. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release Ragsdale...
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October 15, 2018 - 6:31 pm
Documents show that a retired federal prosecutor listened to multiple recorded calls between a Kansas inmate and her attorney. KCUR reports that Tanya Treadway was confronted last week during a hearing with her own handwritten notes containing details of phone conversations involving a Leavenworth...
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May 15, 2018 - 9:03 am
A federal judge is expected to hear testimony this week on whether prosecutors improperly used secret recordings of conversations between inmates and their attorneys at a federal prison in Kansas. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson scheduled a two-day evidentiary hearing on the court-appointed...
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Dreamstime
December 16, 2017 - 12:47 am
Sedgwick County district attorney Mark Bennet is speaking up about a recent report by the Kansas ACLU that says that state prosecutors failed to offer nonviolent offenders alternative punishments to jail time. The report accuses Bennett of using alternative punishments, known as "diversions," on...
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Dreamstime
November 07, 2017 - 9:09 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ordered the U.S. government to give grand jury materials to a court-appointed official investigating the recording of attorney-client meetings at a federal prison in Kansas. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson gave prosecutors until Nov. 21 to produce grand jury...
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Dreamstime
November 01, 2017 - 9:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) — A review of prison unrest at the El Dorado prison facility has revealed problems leading up to an uprising. The internal review sites prison staffers who didn't secure doors that allowed for up to seventy inmates to leave their cell blocks. The review was released Wednesday by...
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Dreamstime
October 20, 2017 - 5:54 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of man who died at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility are alleging that a fungus infected his brain and slowly killed him while his pleas for help were ignored. The lawsuit claims Marques Davis died in April after suffering for four months while his vision...
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October 11, 2017 - 9:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas inmate accused of stabbing and injuring a corrections officer has been charged in the case. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Allen Thomas Schroeder Jr., 27, was bound over to for trial after a preliminary hearing Tuesday. He'll be arraigned Thursday. Shawnee...
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