Pratt County http://kmuw.org en Overcrowded Pratt County Jail Transfers Inmates http://kmuw.org/post/overcrowded-pratt-county-jail-transfers-inmates <p>For the first time ever, Pratt County is sending inmates to other counties because of overcrowding at its jail.</p><p>Sheriff Vernon Chinn says he recently sent four inmates to Ford County because the jail was over its capacity of 30 beds.</p><p>Chinn says the jail has seen a big increase in population this year, ranging from a low of 22 to a high of 38.</p><p>Chinn attributes the increase to cases taking longer to go to trial and inmates serving their sentences in the county jail, rather than being sent to prisons.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:32:39 +0000 Associated Press 26161 at http://kmuw.org Sequester Forces Some Head Start Facilities In Kansas To Close http://kmuw.org/post/sequester-forces-some-head-start-facilities-kansas-close <p>Budget cuts forced by federal sequestration will mean the end of Head Start and Early Head Start in three south-central Kansas counties.<br><br>The closures in Pratt, Stafford and Kingman counties will take place at the end of this month.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:14:06 +0000 Bryan Thompson 19746 at http://kmuw.org