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 I'll start to get animated," Werholtz told a panel of lawmakers Thursday.
He then painted a grim picture of a state corrections system that he says threatens the state's greater safety over the long term.
After spending a month touring the system and talking to wardens, offenders, line staffers and central office employees as part of Gov. Laura Kelly's transition team, Werholtz found a beleaguered department under a "great deal of stress . . .