The Kansas Department of Corrections has been reducing the inmate population at the Lansing Correctional Center to ease the burden on the staff there. As a result, Lansing’s sister facility in El Dorado has had to double-bunk all its cells to handle the influx of prisoners.
The Kansas Department of Corrections has been reducing the inmate population at the Lansing Correctional Center to ease the burden on the staff there. As a result, Lansing’s sister facility in El Dorado has had to double-bunk all its cells to handle the influx of prisoners. File photo by Tammy Ljungblad tljungblad@kcstar.com
The Kansas Department of Corrections has been reducing the inmate population at the Lansing Correctional Center to ease the burden on the staff there. As a result, Lansing’s sister facility in El Dorado has had to double-bunk all its cells to handle the influx of prisoners. File photo by Tammy Ljungblad tljungblad@kcstar.com

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July 14, 2017 2:31 PM

Short-staffed Kansas prisons raise safety fears, cost taxpayers for overtime

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