Prison

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KNSS News
November 19, 2020 - 8:15 pm
Federal authorities say a Missouri woman has been indicted after she allegedly tried to smuggle cell phones into a federal prison in Kansas.
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Sam Masterson
August 17, 2020 - 11:23 am
A home in Missouri for sale comes with an ‘operational’ 9-cell prison. This historic Missouri home built in 1875 is either a worst nightmare or dream vacation spot.
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KNSS News
March 01, 2020 - 10:24 am
The increase in Kansas' women's prison population is staggering. We have the report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
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KNSS News
November 20, 2019 - 6:51 pm
The Kansas Department of Corrections says nearly 500 inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility are in temporary housing because of a gas leak. The department said Wednesday that 466 women were moved from five housing units after the leak was discovered in a gas line leading into the facility. The...
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KNSS News
November 04, 2019 - 9:26 pm
Retroactive commutations issued for non-violent inmates; Jeff Paul reports from Taft, Oklahoma. Watch the latest video at
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KNSS News
September 28, 2019 - 8:52 am
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is attempting to crack down on contraband cellphones inside the state's prison system after an outbreak of gang-related attacks that left one inmate dead and more than a dozen hurt.
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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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