women's prison

Some advocates hope allegations of misdeeds at a state women’s prison will prompt improvements at the facility.

In a letter last week, the U.S. Justice Department alleged sexual abuse by staff and other misconduct at the Topeka Correctional Facility.

Audra Fullerton, with the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, says the group works with officials at the prison. She says there have been improvements at the facility, but there are other steps she’d like them to take.

State Officials Refute Topeka Women’s Prison Report

Sep 7, 2012
Stephen Koranda / Kansas Public Radio

Governor Sam Brownback’s administration is refuting a federal report criticizing management and conduct at a Topeka women’s prison.

A letter from the U.S. Justice Department alleges there are serious problems at the Topeka Correctional Facility, including sexual misconduct by staff and prisoner abuse. Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts says the letter doesn’t take into account improvements made at the facility.