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Kansas Correction Secretary Says Prisons at Capacity

Associated Press - July 19, 2013 6:45 pm

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The Kansas secretary of corrections says the state’s prison system is at capacity and expected to add about 2,100 more inmates in the next decade.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts said Friday that get-tough-on-crime laws have had a lot to do with the rising prison population. Roberts was the featured speaker Friday at the Wichita Pachyderm Club.

He said Kansas will have to come up with innovative programs to avoid having to pay millions of dollars on more prison beds to keep up with the growing inmate population.

Roberts also said about 66 percent of the state’s inmates are drug abusers, and 38 percent are mentally ill. He says it’s important that they have access to drug programs and mental health treatment.

Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

Fuchs Mi

July 19, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Pretty easy to solve. Start executing both of them neither will ever straighten out.

Iggy p Daily

July 20, 2013 at 10:12 pm

That sure would work and at the same time sent out a message to others.

BIG HAMMER

July 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Make drugs legal, and tax the hell out of it. 2 problems solved.

Iggy p Daily

July 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Drugs have already caused us billions of dollars because people like you just wish to get high. I bet if all drug users knew that they would be executed if caught with or using drugs there would be no problems.

B C

July 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm

drug LAWS have caused a lot of problems

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