prison overcrowding http://kmuw.org en State Dept. Of Corrections Plans To Expand Maximum Security Prison http://kmuw.org/post/state-dept-corrections-plans-expand-maximum-security-prison <p>The Kansas Department of Corrections plans to add space for 640 inmates at the state&#39;s maximum-security prison outside El Dorado.</p><p>Director of Capital Improvements Michael Gaito discussed the department&#39;s plans Wednesday with the Kansas Legislature&#39;s Joint Committee on State Building Construction.</p><p>The department has two major projects planned at El Dorado, with a potential total cost of nearly $38 million dollars.</p><p>Gaito says projected increases in the state&#39;s inmate population are driving the plans.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:37:26 +0000 Hugo Phan 24334 at http://kmuw.org Recent Changes Could Reduce Kansas Prison Population http://kmuw.org/post/recent-changes-could-reduce-kansas-prison-population <p>Recent changes in the way convicted offenders are supervised after their release could help control Kansas' prison population.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:25:50 +0000 Associated Press 23319 at http://kmuw.org