Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Kansas Pays Big Bucks To Lock Up Crooks

Cracking down on criminal is easy for Internets tough guys but paying for justice is getting harder. Checkit:

"Overtime for corrections officers has soared to an estimated $11.2 million this year, up from $2.9 million five years ago. Millions more could be spent to house hundreds of inmates in private prisons."

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How Kansas prisons became an 'absolute mess' that will cost taxpayers millions to fix

The Kansas prison system is over capacity and understaffed. Lansing Correctional Facility - Kansas' oldest prison - was crumbling. So in 2018, lawmakers approved a $360 million overhaul to turn the place into a high-tech marvel. The project adds just 27 new beds.

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