"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."
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.