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Penal Institutions

2009 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, 2009.

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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, 2009

Courier Views
Why not Ft. Leavenworth? [opinions]
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/8/2009

Jon Ruhlen
Corrections reps to state: Don't let cuts hurt our work
Hutchinson News, 1/9/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bright spot [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2009

Mike Corn
Budget crisis behind Stockton Correctional facility closing
Hays Daily News, 1/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Ray Nolting
Future of correctional camp grim
Chanute Tribune, 1/21/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
Sen. Brownback seeks study on detainee transfer
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/22/2009

Scott Canon and David Goldstein
Leavenworth could house detainees - Gitmo to close state lawmakers concerned
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2009 [Newsbank article]

No ideal solution for Gitmo detainees [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 1/24/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Prison units to close in crunch
Wichita Eagle, 1/25/2009 [Newsbank article]

Guantanamo Bay [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/26/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Potter
Two prisons might also close, corrections secretary says - budget cuts could end parole
Wichita Eagle, 1/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tyler Gaskill
WCF could close, state memo says
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/28/2009

Mike Corn
Norton prison on block
Hays Daily News, 1/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
Governor doesn't want detainees
Salina Journal, 1/29/2009

Dave Seaton
Abrams: Compromise saves Winfield prison
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/29/2009

Mike Corn
Fate of Norton prison still unclear
Hays Daily News, 1/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dave Seaton
Senate bill has broad impact on Winfield
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/29/2009

Dave Seaton
Budget compromise may not save WCF, new memo says
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/30/2009

Dave Seaton
House action helps outlook for prisons
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/31/2009

Gitmo vs. NBAF [editorial]
Leavenworth Times, 1/31/2009

Mike Corn
Budget driving legislative agenda
Hays Daily News, 2/1/2009

Dave Seaton
Task force aims to save Winfield prison
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/2/2009

Suzanne Gamboa
Kansas: Keep Gitmo at bay
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/3/2009

Ray Nolting
Umbarger fights for Oswego camp
Chanute Tribune, 2/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
Kan. Senate oks Gitmo detainee resolution
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
Stockton prison to close earlier
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/3/2009

Courier Views
Get ready to save our prison
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/4/2009

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Guantanamo is U. S. responsibility
Iola Register, 2/6/2009

Barbara Shelly
Kansas politicians share yellow stripe on Gitmo
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Ann Marie Bush
Local facility for parolees being closed
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2009

Jon Ruhlen
Correction camp closure already has effect
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Fort can handle Gitmo detainees [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 2/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Rick Dean
A foreign idea
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2009

Tim Hrenchir
At 88, inmate wants parole
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/12/2009

Roy Graber
State will temporarily close WCF unit
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/12/2009

Dave Seaton
Axing WCF tops list of possibilities for 2010 budget
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/13/2009

Courier Staff
Hays: Closure of WCF unit won't hurt vets home
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/13/2009

Dave Seaton
Prison may be spared from chopping block, officials say
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/14/2009

Special to The Daily Union
Some offenders sentenced to intensive supervision
Junction City Daily Union, 2/16/2009

Tim Potter
Probation center at risk
Wichita Eagle, 2/19/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Doors not revolving for prison officers
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2009

Jordan Chapman
Detention center expansion solves overcrowding issues
Junction City Daily Union, 2/22/2009

Associated Press
Corrections workers locking into jobs longer
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2009 [Newsbank article]

George Diepenbrock
For corrections programs, budget cuts do not pay
Lawrence Journal World, 2/23/2009

Bobbi Mlynar
Closing leaves a gap
Emporia Gazette, 2/24/2009

Dave Seaton
Stimulus money could save local prison
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/28/2009

Associated Press
Prisons official: Cuts undo progress
Wichita Eagle, 3/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dave Seaton
Secretary says revised budget will keep prison open
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/3/2009

Gitmo debate Kansas says no [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2009

Tony Rizzo
1 in 53 Kansas adults in prison system
Wichita Eagle, 3/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tony Rizzo
Report tallies costs of prisons
Kansas City Star, 3/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Parole board faces charge
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2009

Dave Seaton
Committees continue to massage budget
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/14/2009

H. L. "Tab" Hunter
Detainees [letters]
Leavenworth Times, 3/17/2009

Mary Clarkin
Madoff costs Kan. prisoners
Hutchinson News, 3/19/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dave Seaton
WCF 'fared well' in House budget
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/19/2009

Associated Press
Madoff scam breaks group that aided Kansas prisons
Leavenworth Times, 3/20/2009

Joe Lambe
Program pressured by budget
Kansas City Star, 3/21/2009

Phillip Brownlee
Corrections cuts could be costly
Wichita Eagle, 4/1/2009

Ray Nolting
Labette camp discussion heartens commission
Chanute Tribune, 4/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kaley Lyon
Prison's closure means labor shortage for city
Hays Daily News, 4/17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Ellsworth facility to lose funds
Salina Journal, 4/21/2009

Funding cuts hit county [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 4/22/2009

Roy Graber
Appropriations vote offers good news for local prison
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/23/2009

Phil Anderson
High health care costs affecting prison system
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2009

Associated Press
Cuts to Kan. inmate health care limited
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/28/2009

Prisoner cabins [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Court expands jail informant use
Wichita Eagle, 4/30/2009 [Newsbank article]

Political cartoon
Chanute Tribune, 5/9-10/2009

Dave Seaton
Prison appears to have weathered budget storm
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/11/2009

Roy Graber
State to reopen unit at WCF, close one El Dorado
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/13/2009

Associated Press
Prison closing unit because of budget cuts
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/13/2009

Closing Gitmo [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Inmates to get e-mail banking
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/15/2009

Associated Press
State prisoners to get e-mail access
Iola Register, 5/15/2009

Associated Press
El Dorado prison unit closure has 'big impact'
Iola Register, 5/15/2009

Associated Press
Prison unit closing will mean lost inmate labor
Chanute Tribune, 5/16-17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Joe Lambe
Senator speaks about detainees
Kansas City Star, 5/17/2009

High-tech prisoners [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/19/2009 [Newsbank article]



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