Prison Overcrowding: Kansas

Below is a summary of information including: statistics from Kansas’ Department of Corrections, an overview of the state’s corrections system, as well as helpful references and points of contact for those interested in resolving the problem. 

Facts and Figures 2008-2009

DOC Costs 

  • Annual budget 2009: $288.3 million
  • Percentage of the state General Fund allocated in the 2010 Budget Proposal to Corrections: 2.1%
  • Average annual cost per inmate: $17,140
  • Budget 2010 by funding source: $271.3 million
    • State general fund: 78.1%
    • Federal fund: 15.6%
    • Correctional industries fund: 4.0%
    • Fee funds: 1.2%
    • Inmate benefit fund: 0.9%
    • Special revenue funds: 0.2%

DOC Staff and Population

  • Total department active personnel: 3,253.7
  • Total number of facilities: 8
  • Total incarcerated under DOC jurisdiction: 8,556
  • Average age: 36.6 years

Organization of state divisions, view here.

Prisons compete with private-industry: yes

Parole

  • Offices: 21
  • Population: 5,705
  • Parole Violations: 747

Overcrowding Quick Facts

  • The Kansas prison population is down 7.5% from 2004
  • The Kansas parole revocation rate is down 48% from 2003
  • Kansas parole absconders is down 70% from 2000

Points of Contact

Kansas Department of Corrections
900 SW Jackson - 4th Floor Landon State Office Building
Topeka, KS 66612-1284
(785) 296-3317
kdocpub@doc.ks.gov

Helpful Links

See also:

Kentucky Prison Overcrowding