You Oughta Know

Data about state's prison escapees available online

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The record: Information about escapees from Kansas Department of Corrections facilities.

Why you'd want them: To learn more about escaped inmates and public safety.

Where you get the records: From the Kansas Department of Corrections' Web site, www. From the menu on the left, click on the "Escapees" link. Information includes a physical description of the inmate and a photograph as well as information about whether he or she is considered armed and dangerous.

How much it will cost: The information is free.