You Oughta Know

June 17, 2013

Prison population info available online

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.

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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