Minimum-Security Unit To Open At Ellsworth Prison

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) _ A new minimum-security unit is set to open at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility.

Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts will be among those attending the grand opening Friday at the Ellsworth prison's east unit. It will house 95 minimum security inmates.

The unit will be in the former St. Francis Academy Ellsworth. The state bought the building this summer for about $350,000.

Prison spokesman Todd Britton says the state put another $100,000 in renovations into the building. Sixty-eight inmates will be moved into the unit on Tuesday.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 168152326 - wibw.com/a?a=168152326
Gray Television, Inc.