Prison population info available online

06/17/2013 12:00 AM

06/16/2013 9:51 AM

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.

For a complete list of You Oughta Know columns, go to www.kansas.com/oughta.

The record: Population reports for Kansas prisons.

Why you’d want them: To learn more about inmate populations across the state. The reports also include statistics about those on probation and parole.

Where you get them: Go to the Kansas Department of Corrections’ website at www.doc.ks.gov. Click on the “Population Reports” link under the “Popular Links” menu.

How much does it cost: The information is free.

Deb Gruver

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