Kansas Prisons

Health
11:18 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Inspectors Discover Food Safety Violation In State Prison Kitchens

The Kansas Department of Corrections acknowledges that its inspectors consistently found dirty kitchens and other food safety violations at several state prisons.

The department does its own inspections, although it follows Kansas Department of Agriculture food safety guidelines.

The inspections were conducted between January of 2013 and last July at seven of the state's 10 prisons and a total 19 facilities, such as satellite units.

Inspections weren't provided for the Topeka, Lansing and Larned juvenile correctional facilities.

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Kansas Budget
5:39 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

House Passes 2015 Prisons Budget

The Kansas House has approved the 2015 budget for the Department of Corrections, authorizing more than $390 million for state prisons and programs.

The bill passed 79-41 on Thursday, sending the measure to the Senate and restoring the funding that was vetoed last year by Gov. Sam Brownback.

The spending covers the fiscal year beginning July 1 and includes funding for additional corrections officers and increased health care costs.

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Kansas Prisons
5:42 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Kansas Inmate Claims Discrimination

A Kansas prison inmate claims he's being discriminated against because the Department of Corrections won't allow visits from his husband.

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