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