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Penal Institutions

2008 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, 2008.

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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

January through May, 2008

Hurst Laviana
Prison killings plummeted since '08
Wichita Eagle, 1/6/2008
Mike Belt
New jail program could ease transition to life on the outside
Lawrence Journal World, 1/7/2008
John Green
Prison pushes for inmate jobs
Hutchinson News, 1/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sam Mellinger
Vick has a hard cell in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Ashley Nietfeld
Program aimed at integrating offenders into society
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/14/2008
Darcy Gray
Finding their inner King
Hutchinson News, 1/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Darcy Gray
DA charges speedier these days
Hutchinson News, 1/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Darcy Gray
Freeing prison space a struggle
Hutchinson News, 1/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Following the steps [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jon Ruhlen
Bids to start for building jail cells
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Rachael Bossow
Lansing documentary to focus on correctional facility
Leavenworth Times, 1/30/2008
Reno County judge nixes lawsuit targeting county jail
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jon Ruhlen
Bid OK'd for first phase of new Ford County Jail
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Kansas sees a drop in recidivism
Kansas City Star, 2/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Taylor
New prison a possibility for Leavenworth
Lawrence Journal World, 2/5/2008
Mark Fagan
Leavenworth prison could boost economy
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2008
Eber Phelps
Kansas prisons see drop in recidivism rate
Hays Daily News, 2/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
The Salina Journal
Use facts for plant debates
Hutchinson News, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Mental health advocates say funding needed to treat inmates
Lawrence Journal World, 2/23/2008
Mike Belt
Douglas County jail new re-entry director aim to reduce recidivism
Lawrence Journal World, 2/25/2008
David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
House has message for gangsta rappers
Kansas City Star, 2/25/2008
J-W Editorials

Criminal cycles [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/26/2008

Stan Finger and Fred Mann
Inmate hurt; deputy suspended
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler
2 launch bids for county positions
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Potter
FBI to investigate inmate injuries
Wichita Eagle, 2/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Annie Calovich
Inmates to sing for music teachers
Wichita Eagle, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Darcy Gray
Jail deputy now jailed in sex case
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Green
Reno County Jail inmate numbers drop
Hutchinson News, 3/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Potter
Injured inmate's family can visit more
Wichita Eagle, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mary Clarkin
Jail expansion question may reach primary
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Potter
Lawyer: Beating was 'excessive'
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Population of state's prisons in decline
Lawrence Journal World, 3/10/2008
Stu Butcher

Yates Center prison may be in jeopardy
Chanute Tribune, 3/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Werholz deserves credit for drop in parolee crime [editorial]
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/14/2008
Patrick E. Lowry
Prison project [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Yates Center prison plan in trouble
Iola Register, 3/14/2008
Hurst Laviana
County program is an interactive approach to parole
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jessica Self
State prisons don't follow the crowd
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Hurst Laviana
Major crimes up 20%
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2008
Barbara Hollingsworth
Rape alleged at women's jail
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2008
John Vratil and John Whitmire
Kansas, Texas make dent in prison costs
Lawrence Journal World, 3/22/2008
Tim Potter
8 jail suits, 31 complaints
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers clash over sex offender policy
Lawrence Journal World, 3/23/2008
Hays Daily News
State doesn't need center
Hutchinson News, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Inventive solution [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Gwendolyn D. Martin
To the forum [readers forum]
Iola Register, 3/26/2008
Doug Tressler
Prison problem lies in the Statehouse [reader forum]
Hays Daily News, 3/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
Gwendolyn D. Martin
When will Kansans get a break from lawmakers in Topeka? [letter to the editor]
Chanute Tribune, 3/27/2008
John Green
Braille from behind bars
Hutchinson News, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Inmates in planned project to help transcribe in Braille
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2008
Time well spent
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
Bruce Symes
YC's prison fight persists
Iola Register, 3/31/2008
Immigration bill creates concerns
Manhattan Mercury, 4/2/2008
Gwendolyn D. Martin
Prisoner problems
Hutchinson News, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Melissa Smith
House bill jeopardizes Yates Center drug, alcohol treatment facility
Chanute Tribune, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Ex-guard guilty of firearms charge in escape
Lawrence Journal World, 4/5/2008
Joe Rodriguez
Ex-guard pleads guilty, details escape
Wichita Eagle, 4/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jon Ruhlen
New plan could benefit guards often underpaid
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
William L. Hirst
A jail/LEC proposal
Hutchinson News, 4/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Joe Rodriguez
Sedgwick County oks $125,000 for jail study
Wichita Eagle, 4/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jail numbers out of control [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 4/10/2008
Fair pay
Hutchinson News, 4/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Prison plan far from locked up
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/13/2008
Rehabilitation works better
Kansas City Star, 4/13/2008
Finn Bullers
Johnson County forges ahead with justice council
Kansas City Star, 4/15/2008
Mary Clarkin
Jail may not make ballot in August, or even '08
Hutchinson News, 4/24/2008 [Newsbank article]

Randy Scholfield
Jailed too many U.S. prisoners
Wichita Eagle, 4/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

Hurst Laviana
Area cities refusing to pay fees to county jail
Wichita Eagle, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mary Clarkin
Upgrades won't meet all of jail's needs
Hutchinson News, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jon Ruhlen
Adoption of inmate-trained wild horses to draw hundreds
Hutchinson News, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Rhonda Holman
Owed? Taxpayers the losers on jail dispute
Wichita Eagle, 5/7/2008
Steve Penn
Offering hope for job after prison
Kansas City Star, 5/13/2008
Mary Clarkin
More public discussion coming on jail project
Hutchinson News, 5/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Sebelius signs law on aiding prison escapes
Wichita Eagle, 5/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Stan Finger
Inmates face capital charges in death
Wichita Eagle, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Green
HCF inmates charged with capital murder
Hutchinson News, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mary Clarkin
Jail improvement could find spot on April ballot
Hutchinson News, 5/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Steve Penn
Society owes a debt to prison's staff
Kansas City Star, 5/22/2008
Jon Ruhlen
Trio makes first appearance at court in slaying at prison
Hutchinson News, 5/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Hurst Laviana
Jail paid $1.4 million in overtime in '07
Wichita Eagle, 5/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mike Belt
German POWs buried at prison
Lawrence Journal World, 5/25/2008
Editorial Board
Tough sell [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Randy Scholfield
Smarter Kansas a leader on parole reform
Wichita Eagle, 5/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Finn Bullers
Jail expansion saves money
Kansas City Star, 5/30/2008 [Newsbank article]