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Top GOP lawmakers hold up nearly $10M for Kansas prisons


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators on Wednesday blocked nearly $10 million that Kansas corrections officials argue they need to deal with prison overcrowding and said lawmakers might reject Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's choice to be the prison system's next leader.

The actions by Republican legislative leaders decrease the number of male inmates that the Department of Corrections can transfer for now to private prisons out of state and halt the agency's plans to move female inmates into empty space at a juvenile detention center in Topeka.

Top Republicans in the GOP-controlled...

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