How Kansas prisons became an ‘absolute mess’ that will cost taxpayers millions to fix

The Wichita Eagle: Lansing Correctional Facility — Kansas’ oldest prison — was crumbling. So in 2018, lawmakers approved a $360 million overhaul to turn the place into a high-tech marvel.

The project adds just 27 new beds.

Elsewhere in the state, officials double-bunked cells to squeeze in a growing number of inmates.

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