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Penal Institutions

2007 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 PENAL INSTITUTIONS, January through May, 2007.

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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


Benita Y. Williams
No crime or negligence seen in inmate death
Kansas City Star, 1/3/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Program promotes treatment over jail
Lawrence Journal World, 1/4/2007

Ford County jail proposal almost ready for vote
Hutchinson News, 1/3/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Potter
Program promotes treatment, not jail, for mentally ill
Wichita Eagle, 1/3/2007

Kathy Hanks
Dogs, inmates help reform each other
Hutchinson News, 1/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Officials mull putting new jail on April 3 ballot
Hutchinson News, 1/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Editorial Board
What's the rush?
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2007

Scott Rothschild and Eric Weslander
State prisons almost filled up
Lawrence Journal World, 1/11/2007

Dan Voorhis
Parole operations to merge downtown
Wichita Eagle, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Jessica's Law expected to fill prison space
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2007

Time is on his side
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Potter
So, what is it like in a county jail cell?
Wichita Eagle, 1/14/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Potter
Sedgwick County jail, from the inside 48 hours behind bars
Wichita Eagle, 1/14/2007 [Newsbank article]

Hurst Laviana
Size of jail population a constant concern
Wichita Eagle, 1/14/2007 [Newsbank article]

Toni Johnson
Public forum prison alternatives [letter to the editor]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2007
Tim Potter
Like it or loathe it, food's key in jail life
Wichita Eagle, 1/14/2007 [Newsbank article]
Eber Phelps
Prison space will be needed
Hays Daily News, 1/14/2007

Mark McCormick
Daughter's wait for answers drags on
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2007 [Newsbank article]

Staff Reports
County is poised to sue state
Manhattan Mercury, 1/18/2007 [Newsbank article]

Ron Knox
Trial delays stem from evaluation hold-up
Lawrence Journal World, 1/21/2007

Inmates forced to wait on mental evaluations in Larned
Hutchinson News, 1/23/2007

Associated Press
Inmates wait months for mental evaluations from Larned hospital
Garden City Telegram, 1/23/2007

Senator John Vratil
State must prepare inmates for life outside cells
Kansas City Star, 1/27/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mike Belt
Singing inmates to perform today
Lawrence Journal World, 1/28/2007

Barbara J. Isenberg
Cities: Jail fee would hit hard
Wichita Eagle, 1/30/2007 [Newsbank article]

J-W Staff Reports
Sheriff seeks money to update jail software
Lawrence Journal World, 2/2/2007

Benita Y. Williams
Women offenders suing over pregnancy loss
Kansas City Star, 2/5/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Presentation to legislators shows prison population issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2007

Rhonda Holman
Usage cities need to help manage jail
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2007 [Newsbank article]

Roger Werholtz
No e-mail in prison [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2007 [Newsbank article]

The jailhouse demographics
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2007

Tim Hrenchir
County to mull haz-mat testing
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2007

Tim Hrenchir
County to check building for contaminants
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2007

Stephen Ohlemacher
Increasing number of inmates will cost billions
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2007 [Newsbank article]
Jason Probst
Inmate who died was being watched
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2007

David Clouston
Community corrections needs funds
Salina Journal, 2/16/2007 [Newsbank article]

Brian L. Withrow
Fees not the solution to jail overcrowding
Wichita Eagle, 2/18/2007

The Capital-Journal
Corrections director announces retirement
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2007

Mark McCormick
Will boss get job back after death of inmate?
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
State might inspect jail's vent system for defects
Hutchinson News, 2/22/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mark McCormick
Did state fully treat inmate's hepatitis?
Wichita Eagle, 2/25/2007 [Newsbank article]

On sentence 'Mandates': [opinion]
Junction City Daily Union, 2/25/2007

Tim Hrenchir
County looks at building contract
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2007

David Clouston
DOC gets feedback on programs
Salina Journal, 2/27/2007

The News Staff
Department inspects jail ventilation system
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Private prison measure criticized
Lawrence Journal World, 3/8/2007

James Carlson
Private prisons would save money, legislator says
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2007

Associated Press
Parolee prison returns drop
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2007

Jim Sullinger
Jail and research issues advance
Kansas City Star, 3/9/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Hrenchir
Money may be sought for jail program
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2007

Randy Scholfield
Parolees reintegration and safety not either-or
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2007


Dion Lefler
Larned chief defends covering up windows
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mark McCormick
Supervisor negligent in inmate death
Wichita Eagle, 3/14/2007 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Bill's clause keeps press in dark
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2007 [Newsbank article]

Video visitation viking removes shack near jail
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2007

Jason Probst
Corrections officer accused of giving inmates contraband
Hutchinson News, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]

Michael O'Neal
Be smart on crime [opinion]
Wichita Eagle, 3/25/2007 [Newsbank article]
Rising prison populations
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2007

Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 3/25/2007

Wire Service Reports
Marion Co. inmates will be charged for staying in jail
Hutchinson News, 3/26/2007 [Newsbank article]

Ron Sylvester
Harsher DUI law could strain jails
Wichita Eagle, 3/26/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
State barely funding abuse treatment programs for inmates
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/26/2007

Bob Johnson
Yates Center prison plans near
Iola Register, 3/26/2007

John Green
Ford Co. officials give jail issue a second shot
Hutchinson News, 3/28/2007 [Newsbank article]

Kathy Hanks
Correction cost cuts sought in Finney Co.
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2007 [Newsbank article]

John Green
Tax for new Ford County jail easily passes
Hutchinson News, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Richard Luken
Schmidt: YC prison step closer to reality
Iola Register, 4/4/2007

Jason Probst
Jail forced to begin program for women
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2007 [Newsbank article]

Robert Boczkiewicz
Judge: Sheriff didn't violate inmate's constitutional rights
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2007



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