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By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

Audit contradicts Kansas agency's data on new prison costs


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A legislative audit released Monday contradicted information the Kansas Department of Corrections gave lawmakers about the least expensive way to replace its oldest and largest prison with the agency already facing scrutiny over unrest at another maximum-security facility.

The audit said the cheapest route for financing a new prison in Lansing in the Kansas City area is for the state to issue bonds. The department wants to replace the existing prison because parts of it date to the 1860s and it has concluded that even newer buildings aren't as safe and efficient as a m...

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