By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

Kansas prisons saw staff vacancies increase at end of July


August 4, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Vacancies among corrections officers increased at Kansas prisons increased in the final days of July with intensified scrutiny of inmate unrest at one maximum-security lockup and staff shortages throughout the system.

The state Department of Corrections reported Thursday that it had 268 vacancies in positions for uniformed officers in its eight prisons as of Tuesday, up about 13 percent from 236 on July 24. The increase of 32 left the state with a 13.2 percent vacancy rate in those jobs.

The department also saw a slight increase in vacancies for non-uniformed positions...

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