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Penal Institutions

2006 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to AGING, June through December, 2006.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


Diane Carroll
Johnson County jail boosts its staffing
Kansas City Star, 1/7/2006

Mary Clarkin
Committees develop ideas for county jail
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2006 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
New jail pays off in county
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Panel to seek fewer prisoner repeats
Hutchinson News, 1/21/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Taylor
Prison workers protest staff cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2006

Lee Hill Kavanaugh
Choir helps an inmate reconnect with his family
Kansas City Star, 1/22/2006 [Newsbank article]

Hurst Laviana
Sedgwick County scatters inmates
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2006 [Newsbank article]

Tony Rizzo
New study sheds light on prisons' sexual predators
Kansas City Star, 1/23/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mike Belt
Officials view renovations at county jail
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2006

Mary Clarkin
Proposed jail size reduced; cost remains the same
Hutchinson News, 1/26/2006 [Newsbank article]

Chris Moon
Penalty bill costs at issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Jail plan --not price tag--trimmed
Hutchinson News, 1/29/2006

Mark McCormick
Educator helps break prison cycle
Wichita Eagle, 1/29/2006 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Staffing crisis emerges
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2006

Erroneous assumptions?
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2006 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Proposal by governor would increase prison guards' starting salary
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/31/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Reno Co. Jail estimates contrast '2020' figures
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2006 [Newsbank article]

J-W Staff Reports
Medication assistants OK'd for county jail
Lawrence Journal World, 2/9/2006

Fred Mann
County accepts bid for jail work
Wichita Eagle, 2/16/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Officials might delay jail ballot
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2006 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Low pay, high stress hurt guard retention
Kansas City Star, 2/16/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Scenarios for proposed new county jail
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2006 [Newsbank article]

Christina M. Woods
County stacks inmates
Wichita Eagle, 2/17/2006 [Newsbank article]

Margaret Stafford
Prison volunteer led seemingly normal life
Hutchinson News, 2/17/2006

David Klepper
Programs offer other kinds of escape
Kansas City Star, 2/18/2006 [Newsbank article]

Dawn Bormann
Manhunt continues
Kansas City Star, 2/18/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Shultz
Prison affairs fizzle or flame out
Wichita Eagle, 2/19/2006 [Newsbank article]

Jim Bloom
Not yet sold on need for larger jail
Hutchinson News, 2/19/2006

Mary Clarkin
August best hope for jail tax election
Hutchinson News, 2/21/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Taylor
Officer faces termination for lax inspection of van
Lawrence Journal World, 2/21/2006

John Richmeier
Warden recommends guard's termination
Leavenworth Times, 2/21/2006

Mary Clarkin
Health department director left out of county jail loop
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Reno planners reluctant to reconsider jail site
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2006 [Newsbank article]

Dawn Bormann
Officer fired from prison job
Kansas City Star, 2/25/2006 [Newsbank article]

Jim Bloom
Proponents overestimate size needed for county
Hutchinson News, 2/26/2006

An incomplete proposal
Hutchinson News, 2/27/2006 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
46 Kansas inmates died in past 18 months
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2006

Associated Press
In past 18 months, 46 inmates have died in Kan. jails, prisons
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2006

Laura Bauer
TLC from 'Grandma' gives inmate hope
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2006 [Newsbank article]

Laura Bauer
Grandma's House helps inmates infants bond
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2006 [Newsbank article]

Jason Probst
Model inmate unsupervised at Hutchinson Correctional Facility
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2006 [Newsbank article]

Jason Probst
Andrea Herbert ready to try 'long shot' clemency application
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2006

Hurst Laviana
1 in 50 inmates jailed in a killing
Wichita Eagle, 3/6/2006 [Newsbank article]

Ann Charles
Private prison good idea [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 3/7/2006 [Newsbank article]

Finding practical solutions
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2006 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Medical payment bill stuck
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2006

Associated Press
Prison procedures reviewed
Lawrence Journal World, 3/10/2006

Associated Press
Security at prisons reviewed
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2006

The Capital-Journal
Inmate medical bill to get vote
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2006

Frank Smith
The problem with private prisons
Chanute Tribune, 3/11/2006 [Newsbank article]

Eric Weslander
Consultants: 'Day-reporting center' needed
Lawrence Journal World, 3/20/2006

John Ruhlen
County says no to state on camp
Parsons Sun, 3/21/2006 [Newsbank article]

Matthew Clark
Prisoner health expenses bill moves to Senate floor
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/22/2006 [Newsbank article]

Frank Smith
Keep private prisons out of Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 3/24/2006 [Newsbank article]

Prison expansion, Sebelius initiatives budget issues
Chanute Tribune, 3/24/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Prison system among big budget items
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2006

Scott Rothschild
Prison plan draws critics
Lawrence Journal World, 3/26/2006

Scott Rothschild
Private prisons may be on horizon in Kansas
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Private prisons amendment holds up predator measure
Hutchinson News, 3/31/2006 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Wichita inmate's death raises concerns about jail employees
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2006

Barbara Shelly
Proceed with caution [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 4/3/2006 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Official apologizes to family in death of Wichita inmate
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2006

Associated Press
Inmate charged
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2006

Fred Mann
County funds jail expansion
Wichita Eagle, 4/6/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mary Beth Gentry
Private prisons [letter to the editor]
Kansas City Star, 4/7/2006 [Newsbank article]

Dave Ranney
Mentally ill falling through cracks
Lawrence Journal World, 4/9/2006

Dave Ranney
Mentally ill strain resources at jail
Lawrence Journal World, 4/10/2006

Scott Rothschild
Private prison prospects improve
Lawrence Journal World, 4/10/2006

John Green
Correctional facility career fair to help inmates near release
Hutchinson News, 4/10/2006 [Newsbank article]

Hutchinson prison plans career fair for inmates
Lawrence Journal World, 4/11/2006

Jon Ruhlen
County revisits camp contract
Parsons Sun, 4/11/2006 [Newsbank article]

Clara Kilbourn
Meade officials hope to fill need, make money with new county jail
Hutchinson News, 4/12/2006 [Newsbank article]

Private prisons need separate scrutiny
Wichita Eagle, 4/13/2006 [Newsbank article]

Jon Ruhlen
Trustees won't budge
Parsons Sun, 4/13/2006

Arlen Flora
Fully investigate inmate's death [letter to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 4/15/2006 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Governor also seeks money for prison construction
Lawrence Journal World, 4/19/2006

Frank Smith
Private prisons are a disaster
Parsons Sun, 4/19/2006

Associated Press
Governor endorses expanding prison system
Salina Journal, 4/19/2006

J-W Editorials
Different route [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/19/2006

'More meaningful wage'
Hutchinson News, 4/19/2006 [Newsbank article]

Stan Finger
County lowers age limit for jail deputies
Wichita Eagle, 4/19/2006 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Sebelius endorses prison bonds
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2006

Mary Clarkin
Commissioners finalize site choice for new jail
Hutchinson News, 4/20/2006 [Newsbank article]

Eric Weslander
Inmates hope description of prison keeps students out
Lawrence Journal World, 4/20/2006

Mark McCormick
Alexis McCullough's death
Wichita Eagle, 4/21/2006 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Excessive force claim hangs over Topeka PD
Wichita Eagle, 4/21/2006 [Newsbank article]

Fredrick J. Johnson and Tim Hrenchir
Harsha apologizes for any loss of faith
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/21/2006

Tim Hrenchir
News conference looks at handling of shooting, inmate
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/21/2006

Tim Hrenchir
Jail records identify inmate
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/22/2006

Dawn Bormann
Prison guard who was fired over escape to get a hearing
Kansas City Star, 4/22/2006

Associated Press
Lansing guard appeals his firing
Wichita Eagle, 4/23/2006 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Lansing guard files appeal over firing in dog crate case
Hutchinson News, 4/23/2006

Frank Smith
Let's own prisons [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/23/2006

James A. Marples
Pay cash [letter to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 4/24/2006

Susan Lynn
Private prisons get poor marks
Iola Register, 4/24/2006

Derek Schmidt
To the forum [letter to the editor]
Iola Register, 4/24/2006

Program may keep inmates from returning
Parsons Sun, 4/26/2006

Scott Bershof
Proposal for state prison emerges
Garden City Telegram, 4/27/2006

Tim Vandenack
Complaint of perjury against jailer dismissed
Hutchinson News, 4/28/2006 [Newsbank article]

Jon Ruhlen
Officials discuss LCCC in Topeka
Parsons Sun, 4/29/2006

News Staff
Lawyer drops charges of lying under oath against Ford jailer
Hutchinson News, 4/30/2006 [Newsbank article]

Y.C. Task force defends private prison record [editorial]
Iola Register, 5/1/2006

Carl Manning
Prison plan aims to help
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2006

Eric Weslander
Legislature expected to pass private prisons bill
Lawrence Journal World, 5/1/2006

Dawn Bormann
Lansing officer allowed to quit
Kansas City Star, 5/2/2006 [Newsbank article]

Prison prospect [opinion]
Garden City Telegram, 5/2/2006

Tim Carpenter
Offender bill adds prisons provision
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2006

Scott Rothschild
Private prisons, Jessica's Law fail
Lawrence Journal World, 5/4/2006

Associated Press
Private prisons doom sex offender bill
Salina Journal, 5/4/2006

Tim Carpenter
Private prisons bill split from legislation
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2006

Ron Knox
Jail requires magazines to help pass time
Lawrence Journal World, 5/11/2006

Jon Ruhlen
A change of course
Parsons Sun, 5/16/2006 [Newsbank article]

Mark McCormick
Answer due in inmate's death
Wichita Eagle, 5/17/2006 [Newsbank article]

Matthew Clark
Sebelius signs inmate health bill into law
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/17/2006

Mary Clarkin
New county jail's design would have art deco look
Hutchinson News, 5/18/2006

Mary Clarkin
Commission to discuss potential price tags for jail
Hutchinson News, 5/18/2006 [Newsbank article]

Stan Finger
Former deputy faces charges in connection with jail sex
Wichita Eagle, 5/23/2006 [Newsbank article]



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