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Posted on June 7, 2018 at 6:23 PM by Bill Sowers
THE ORIGIN, HISTORY AND FUNCTION OF THE KANSAS STATE PENITENTIARY (1960s)
Prepared by William D. Davis, Director of Classification at the Kansas State Penitentiary in Lansing, this short publication, written sometime in the 1960s, gives us a quick walk through of the background, functions and procedures within one of the state's correctional facilities over 50 years ago.
You can read through this publication at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library.
THE ORIGIN, HISTORY, AND FUNCTION
The KGI Online Library also has these publications on the Kansas State Penitentiary:
Penitentiary, Kansas State (Lansing - became Lansing Correction Facility in 1990)
The Kansas Historical Society's Kansas Memory website has a huge collection of photographs of the Kansas State Penitentiary, primarily photos of inmates at the turn of the last century:
Kansas Memory website
Collections - Photograph - Kansas State Penitentiary
Tag(s): Prisons, Prisoners, Kansas State Penitentiary, Corrections, Correctional Facilities