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The Latest: GOP leader: Kansas prison problems 'disturbing'


August 4, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on problems at Kansas prisons (all times local):

6:32 p.m.

The Kansas Senate's top Republican says reports of staffing shortages and other problems at state prisons are "very disturbing."

But Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita stopped short Friday of endorsing a special session of the Legislature to increase pay for corrections officers.

Wagle said she is seeking more information from the Department of Corrections and will wait for answers before asking GOP Gov. Sam Brownback to call lawmakers into special session. Lawmakers adjourned for the year in Ju...

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