Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: Recidivism rates from 2007 to 2011 among youth at the Judge Riddel Boys Ranch, a youth residential center II operated by Sedgwick County for the state.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about the boys ranch, which faces financial uncertainty.
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Where you get it: Visit Sedgwick County’s website at www.sedgwickcounty.org. Under the “Government” tab, click on “Corrections.” From the Corrections home page, click on the “Reports, Plans and Initiatives” link. Finally, click on the “Program Completion and Recidivism Report, 2007-2011” link.
How much the record will cost: The information is free.