|KS Department of Corrections signs contract for out-of-state prison beds|
|By ksnt.com- Tiffany Littler|
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Kansas Department of Corrections announced Friday it’s entered into a contract to send Kansas inmates to a private prison in Arizona. This will provide some relief to the overcapacity challenges in Kansas prisons.
KDOC anticipates sending up to 360 inmates by the end of this year. A total of 600 inmates could be sent under terms of the one-year contract with two additional one-year renewal options.
The agreement will move in phases to the Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona. Up to 120 inmates will be moved at a time, with the first group moving by the end of this summer.
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