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Penal Institutions

2010 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, 2010.

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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

ARTICLES ON Penal Institutions, January through May, 2010

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Mental illness cells no help [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2010

Tim Carpenter
Warden leaving female prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2010

Associated Press
Warden is reassigned
Kansas City Star, 1/16/2010 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Warden moved after prison sex report
Wichita Eagle, 1/16/2010

Shaun Hittle
Duo to be held until return
Lawrence Journal World, 1/16/2010

Eber Phelps
Public safety a big concern in 2010
Hays Daily News, 1/17/2010 [Newsbank article]

Dave Seaton
Winfield Correctional Facility
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/18/2010

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Topeka Correctional facility only a start [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2010

The Star's Editorials
The high cost of death
Kansas City Star, 1/21/2010

John Milburn
Audit examines prison misconduct cases
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2010

Tim Carpenter and Barbara Hollingsworth
Prison's red flags went unheeded
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2010

Tim Carpenter
Changes spelled out for women's prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2010

John Milburn
Audit: Signs missed in prison misconduct cases
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/29/2010

Nicholas D. Kristof
Kids in crisis (behind bars)
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Panel hears plan to hike penalties
Manhattan Mercury, 2/2/2010

Kevin Elliott
Prison guard faces felonies
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2010

Associated Press
Former guard accused in prison scandal
Manhattan Mercury, 2/5-6/2010

Associated Press
Former prison guard arrested on sex charges
Olathe Daily News, 2/6/2010

Tim Carpenter
Some inmates have no hope
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2010

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Department of corrections get control [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2010

Tim Carpenter
Prison instructor appeals
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2010

Tim Carpenter
House looks at sentence reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/12/2010

Tim Carpenter
EPA looks at women's prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2010

Associated Press
EPA investigates asbestos work at prison
Salina Journal, 2/15/2010

Associated Press
EPA investigates asbestos work at Topeka prison
Garden City Telegram, 2/15/2010

Tim Carpenter
Safety lapses alleged
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2010

Mary Sanchez
Counting prisoners is an issue for us all
Kansas City Star, 2/18/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Prison sex bill advances
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2010

Tim Carpenter
Asbestos dismays governor
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2010

John Milburn
Senate supports tougher law on inmate-guard sex
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2010

David Clouston
State strapped for resources
Salina Journal, 2/24/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Court rules against TCF instructor
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2010

Mary Clarkin
Board now finds itself arbiter in fees fight
Hutchinson News, 3/4/2010 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Suit filed against juvenile facility
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2010

Former employees sue juvenile facility
Manhattan Mercury, 3/9/2010

Tim Carpenter
Asbestos records lacking
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2010

Associated Press
No records available of asbestos work at prison
Salina Journal, 3/15/2010

Associated Press
Prison renovation's safety questioned
Lawrence Journal World, 3/16/2010

Associated Press
No records for asbestos work at prison
Leavenworth Times, 3/16/2010

Shaun Hittle
Prison rape statistics don't tell whole story
Lawrence Journal World, 3/17/2010

Shaun Hittle
A look at sex assults behind bars
Lawrence Journal World, 3/17/2010

Mike Corn
Plan includes money for prison
Hays Daily News, 3/19/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Budget includes money to reopen prison
Manhattan Mercury, 3/22/2010

Barbara Hollingsworth
Prison bill gets initial nod
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2010

Tim Carpenter
EPA knocks prison for asbestos work
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2010

John Milburn
EPA: Prison didn't follow safety regulations
Wichita Eagle, 3/26/2010

John Milburn
Asbestos removal draws complaint
Kansas City Star, 3/26/2010

Associated Press
Kansas court rules county can charge jail fees
Leavenworth Times, 3/27/2010

Department of corrections in denial [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2010

Joe Lambe
Kan. inmate work with personal info
Wichita Eagle, 3/31/2010

Joe Lambe
Inmates get to look at private information
Kansas City Star, 3/31/2010

Rick Montgomery
Model parole program collapses with budget
Kansas City Star, 4/4/2010 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Prison labor taking risks [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2010

James Carlson
A.G. clears youth facility
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2010

What others are saying [editorial]
Salina Journal, 4/10/2010 [Newsbank article]

Jeff Carlton and Nigel Duara
Budget cuts hit prison counselors
Iola Register, 4/15/2010

Scott Rothschild
State budget A.G.: Restore funding for inmate evaluations
Lawrence Journal World, 4/16/2010

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Legal ethics shameful [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/20/2010

Chuck Kurtz
Area legislator wants prisoner data entry to stop
Johnson County Sun, 4/21/2010

Darcy Gray
Recycling mattresses latest effort for prison
Hutchinson News, 4/22/2010 [Newsbank article]

Darcy Gray
Hutchinson inmates recycling mattresses
Chanute Tribune, 4/23/2010

Darcy Gray
Hutchinson inmates recycling mattresses
Leavenworth Times, 4/23/2010

Recycle, rehabilitate [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/27/2010 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Inmate access to information limited
Lawrence Journal World, 5/1/2010

Tim Carpenter
Governor denounces prison security flaw
Topeka Captial Journal, 5/1/2010

Hurst Laviana
Forum focuses on jail, prison reform
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2010

Tim Carpenter
Prison agency draws critics
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2010

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Data security bill on hold [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2010

Tim Carpenter
Senate panel tables ID bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2010

Associated Press
Panel tables bill on inmate data entry program
Hays Daily News, 5/4/2010

Beccy Tanner
Six years in the making spiritual center opens at prison
Wichita Eagle, 5/5/2010

Associated Press
Inmate data entry bill tabled
Lawrence Journal World, 5/5/2010

Chris Hunter
Kansas legislature reopens prison in Stockton
Salina Journal, 5/5/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Bill to end inmate data entry program tabled
Chanute Tribune, 5/5/2010

Chris Hunter
Talks reopen about Stockton prison
Hays Daily News, 5/5/2010

Our View
Public safety issue [editorial]
Leavenworth Times, 5/5/2010

Dion Lefler
House OKs bill to help study infant mortality
Wichita Eagle, 5/6/2010

Barbara Hollingsworth
Prison sex bill goes to governor
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2010

Associated Press
Legislature OKs bill on state prison activities
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/7/2010

Eber Phelps
Prison cuts
Hays Daily News, 5/9/2010 [Newsbank article]

Prison bill gets legislative approval
Hays Daily News, 5/9/2010

Public square gets funding
Iola Register, 5/11/2010

Special to The Courier
State honors 3 at Winfield correctional facility
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/12/2010

Mike Corn
Stockton prison reopening
Hays Daily News, 5/12/2010 [Newsbank article]

Courier Views
Now, fully fund corrections programs
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/14/2010

Kevin Elliott
Re-entry program gives parolees a hand
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2010

Associated Press
State testing prison buildings for asbestos
Manhattan Mercury, 5/18/2010

Tim Carpenter
Prison tests receive funds
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/18/2010

Associated Press
Bill aimed at inmate-officer sex
Leavenworth Times, 5/18/2010

Department of corrections living free [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/19/2010

Keen A. Umbehr
Asbestos abatement [letters]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2010

Ric Anderson
Attorney deserves praise, not persecution
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2010



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