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State sued over timely competency evaluations at Larned

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The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued a state social service agency, charging that it's failing to provide timely competency evaluations and mental...

Ex-Corrections chief faces ethics complaint

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Former Kansas Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood is facing an ethics complaint for taking a job with a state prison contractor hired to build a...

Panel urges millions for new specialized prison beds

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A panel studying criminal justice reform in Kansas is urging the Legislature to spend almost $50 million for new beds for prisoners suffering from...

Governor lifts state of emergency at El Dorado

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday brought an to end a nearly six-month state of emergency at the El Dorado Correctional Facility. The governor announced she...

Governor hires new corrections secretary

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday picked a new corrections secretary to replace Roger Werholtz who has been serving in a transitional role for the...

Kelly proposes more than $35 million extra for prisons

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Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday proposed putting more than $35 million into the state's corrections system, which suffers from overcrowding and an underpaid and...

Committee votes down bill abolishing death penalty

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A bill that would have abolished the death penalty in Kansas barely died in a House committee on Friday afternoon. The House corrections committee voted...

(UPDATED) Governor declares staffing emergency at El Dorado prison

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(Updated to include live comments from the governor and House speaker; corrects staffing level at El Dorado; adds vacancy numbers at other facilities and...

Corrections Department operating under ‘great deal of stress,’ interim secretary says

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As he readied himself to address lawmakers, interim Corrections Secretary Roger Werholtz could barely keep his frustration in check. "This is probably the point where...

Charges filed in Larned patient attacks

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Prosecutors on Wednesday charged two men in connection with the beatings of two patients at Larned State Hospital last month. Pawnee County Attorney Doug McNett...