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 ill-equipped staff.

Kelly proposed adding the extra money for this year and next year for raising pay, relieving prison overcrowding, better equipping the staff and treating inmates with hepatitis C.

"Corrections officers and staff have stood strong on the front lines in this crisis, but we must give them the support and compensation they deserve,” Kelly said in a statement.

“I want to thank the employees for their hard work and commitment to public . . .


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