Governor: Kansas prisons face disruptions in the near term
September 10, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas prisons are likely to see "real disruptions" as inmates are moved around the system in preparation for building a new prison to replace the 1860s-era facility in Lansing.
Inmates rioted last week at Norton Correctional Facility, and El Dorado Correctional Facility had three disturbances this summer.
Browback said Monday a new Lansing prison and pay raises given to corrections officers last month should ease the situation in the long run. Low pay had been considered a factor in high turnover among corrections officers.
The governor told Th...