correctional facility http://kmuw.org en Nearly Two Out Of Five Kansas Inmates Are Mentally Ill http://kmuw.org/post/nearly-two-out-five-kansas-inmates-are-mentally-ill <p>The number of mentally ill prisoners in Kansas has increased by 126 percent since 2006.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly two out of every five adult inmates in Kansas are classified as mentally ill. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican Senator Steve Fitzgerald blames the spike on the state's failure to develop an effective, community-based system of treatment. His district includes Lansing Correctional Facility. </span></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:57:50 +0000 Associated Press 11794 at http://kmuw.org Cameras At Juvenile Correctional Complex Aided Audit Investigation http://kmuw.org/post/cameras-juvenile-correctional-complex-aided-audit-investigation <p>A recent audit uncovered mismanagement and safety problems at the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex in Topeka.&nbsp;</p><p>The Legislative Division of Post Audit compiled the report on the facility, which houses around 250 juveniles.</p><p>Auditor Scott Frank says this report was unique, because cameras at the facility aided the investigation.</p><p>He says the cameras allowed them to confirm assaults or other issues, and it can sometimes be difficult to confirm claims made during an audit investigation.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:32:35 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 2618 at http://kmuw.org