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Kansas Newspaper Clippings Index

2012 Legislative Session
January through May 2012

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, 2012.

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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, 2012

Joe Lambe
Tougher sentences boost cost of justice in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 1/2/2012

Tim Hrenchir
Former inmate sues county over injuries
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2012

Tim Carpenter
Panel: Juvenile inmates lack vocational training
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2012

Mary Clarkin
Prison site for Reno jail offered for sale
Hutchinson News, 1/11/2012 [Newsbank article]

Darcy Gray
Hutch prison to receive EPA award - Mattress program, other recycling efforts cited for WasteWise national honor
Hutchinson News, 1/12/2012 [Newsbank article]

Aaron Couch
Inmate program nurtures freedom on many levels
Lawrence Journal World, 1/16/2012

Associated Press
EPA awards KU Hosptial, Hutchinson prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2012

Christine Metz

Program gives jobs to Lansing inmates and thousands of bikes to community
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2012

Associated Press
Inmate convicted of threatening judges
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2012

Joseph Jackmovich
New inmate visitation in Finney lengthens hours, allows access from home
Hutchinson News, 1/26/2012 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Boost for jail details - Site by HCF 'scores'; cost info emerges
Hutchinson News, 1/27/2012 [Newsbank article]

Shaun Hittle
As inmates age, medical costs soar
Lawrence Journal World, 1/28/2012

Shaun Hittle
Geriatric Kansas inmates may get new home
Lawrence Journal World, 2/1/2012

Mary Clarkin
Rep: Prisons feeling impact of cuts
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2012 [Newsbank article]

Brownback issues no pardon in 2011
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2011

Aly Van Dyke
County to consider settlement in ACLU lawsuit
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2012

Aly Van Dyke
County settles lawsuit with legal magazine
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2012

Jan Biles
KU law students take on inmates' appeal cases
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2012

John Green
Action on jail survey held up -Specifics on what to build, how to fund it to be eyed before polling public
Hutchinson News, 2/29/2012 [Newsbank article]

Ken Stephens
County moves forward on jail plans- Proposals for for construction manager being taken until March 16
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2012 [Newsbank article]

Darcy Gray
Just doggone lucky -Abby, Briley latest to be rescued by program linked with correctional facility
Hutchinson News, 3/12/2012 [Newsbank article]

Ken Stephens
Vote on jail may be delayed to 2013 -Commissioners advised to stay away from Nov. election
Hutchinson News, 3/14/2012 [Newsbank article]

Jail proposal- County commissioners eyeing spring 2013 for vote on facility
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2012 [Newsbank article]

Ken Stephens
Reasons for building a new jail
Hutchinson News, 3/17/2012

Kathy Hanks
Garden of Good grows inmates a new chance
Hutchinson News, 3/19/2012 [Newsbank article]

Ken Stephens and John Green
Ballot on new jail is set for April 2013
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2012 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: TCF warrants additional staffing
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2012

Tim Hrenchir
County, jail win hanging lawsuit
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2012

Associated Press
Kansas inmate's mother loses lawsuit over suicide
Hutchinson News, 4/8/2012 [Newsbank article]

Tim Hrenchir
Former jail inmate seeks $10 million in lawsuit
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2012

Ken Stephens
Frills are out, jail panel says
Hutchinson News, 4/13/2012 [Newsbank article]

Ken Stephens
Minimalist plan for jail draws praise
Hutchinson News, 4/14/2012 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
State pulls inmates from county jail
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/20/2012

John Milburn
Kansas jail break raises public safety concerns
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/21/2012

John D. Montgomery
Prison alarm- State may be paying the price for trying to shortchange prison system
Hutchinson News, 4/23/2012 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Proposed jail site could aid KPERS -Votes would determine legislation, bond issue for new Reno County facility
Hutchinson News, 5/9/2012 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
Jackson Co. inmates work to maintain cemetery
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2012

The Capital-Journal
Inmate dies in Douglas Co. jail
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2012

Ken Stephens
Commission gives nod for jail construction manager
Hutchinson News, 5/16/2012 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Jail land bill goes back, forth
Hutchinson News, 5/18/2012 [Newsbank article]

The News Staff
No action from Senate on jail land; House OKs
Hutchinson News, 5/20/2012 [Newsbank article]

Shaun Hittle
New rules aim to reduce prison rapes
Lawrence Journal World, 5/20/2012

Ken Stephens
Jail panel gives view on sales tax vote
Hutchinson News, 5/23/2012

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