www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Standoff suspect faces federal charges -7/24/2014, 4:25 PM

Hutch ahead of development curve, construction official says -7/24/2014, 4:24 PM

Bombardier's restructuring comes with 1,800 job cuts -7/24/2014, 4:23 PM

Flyer contains incorrect information, labels Dierks a 'lifelong Democrat' -7/24/2014, 4:22 PM

Wichita State seeks $31 million for innovation, tech priorities -7/23/2014, 10:10 AM

Wichita City Council hears more details about sales tax options -7/23/2014, 10:09 AM

County sees savings in insurance, jail vendor contracts -7/23/2014, 10:08 AM

Hutch couple giving new life to printing press -7/23/2014, 10:07 AM

Wichita State racial profiling study to be discussed at civil rights conference -7/23/2014, 10:06 AM

Republican, Democratic women gather to meet Docking -7/23/2014, 10:05 AM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

State moves violent inmates out of county jails

Published on -4/30/2012, 6:49 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- State corrections officials says most inmates serving time in county jails for sex crimes or murder have been moved back to state prisons.

The move comes after four inmates, including one convicted of two murders, escaped from the Ottawa County jail earlier this month. The prisoners were all caught within three days. But the escape raised concerns about the types of criminals being transferred to county jails because of overcrowding.

Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts told The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/JCuo9B ) the state believes the county jails are secure. He says the inmates were moved to ease public concern about violent prisoners housed in jails in Ottawa, Butler, Cowley and Leavenworth counties.

Roberts says the four county jails all were built within the last decade and are newer than state prisons.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos