Kansas governor to propose treatment center for inmates
December 25, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly plans to propose creating a treatment center at Kansas' largest prison for inmates with substance abuse problems.
Kelly said she plans to recommend adding a treatment center at the state prison in Lansing in the Kansas City area, The Kansas City Star reports. Her proposal mirrors a recommendation from the Kansas Criminal Justice Reform Commission to use space in an existing prison for a 240-bed substance abuse treatment center.
The governor said Wednesday in an interview that inmates could be sentenced to the new center for intensive treatment, rather...