Prison

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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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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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