Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Prison Beds in Kansas

On October 9th, The Kansas City Star reported that Kansas had run out of beds for male prisoners. The Kansas Sentencing Commission (KSC) and the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) have been studying this trend and making projections for some years. KDOC Secretary Roger Werholtz is asking the Kansas Legislature for extra funding for more beds, parolee programming and alternative placements. This issue is likely to be addressed this next year.

Letter from the Chairman of the Kansas Sentencing Commission regarding the current state of available beds and inmate reduction

Report of the Joint Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight to the 2010 Kansas Legislature

Monthly Offender Population Report from the Department of Corrections

Statistical Summary- FY 2009 Community Corrections Offender Population

Article contact: Kim Harp

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