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2020 Joint Committe on Corrections and Juvenile Justice Oversight

Agenda/Minutes  •  Report

Senator Richard Wilborn, Chairperson
Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Ranking Minority Member
Senator Molly Baumgardner
Senator Ed Berger
Senator John Doll
Senator Pat Pettey
Senator Mary Jo Taylor
Representative J. Russell Jennings, Vice-chairperson
Representative Sydney Carlin
Representative Gail Finney
Representative Dennis "Boog" Highberger
Representative Kyle Hoffman
Representative Stephen Owens
Representative John Resman
Kansas Legislative Research Dept. Office of Revisor of Statutes
Bob Gallimore
Jordan Milholland
Murl Riedel
Jason Thompson
Jenna Moyer
Natalie Scott
Committee Assistant
Connie Burns


KSA 2018 Supp. 46-2801 directs the Joint Committee to monitor inmate and    juvenile offender populations and to review and study the programs,   activities, plans, and operations of the Kansas Department of Corrections   (KDOC).

The 2020 Interim Committee will review the following:

  • Benefits provided to KDOC employees and their families who become ill or die after exposure to COVID-19 in a KDOC facility;
  • COVID-19 action plans in KDOC facilities;
  • Compassionate medical release and terminal medical release;
  • Early release programs for persons convicted of certain crimes;
  • Review of the Kansas prison population and programming effectiveness, focusing on racial demographics of offenders and demographic sentencing data;
  • Review of the impact of recent criminal justice legislation on racial minorities, including presentations concerning the studies and recommendations of the Kansas Criminal Justice Reform Commission and the Governor's Commission on Racial Equity and Justice; and
  • Tour the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex to provide a first-hand view of its daily operations.

Approved Meeting Days: 3 days

Committee Archive:

Kansas Legislative Research Department - Room 68-W State Capitol Building, 300 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1504 -- Phone (785) 296-3181 -- kslegres@klrd.ks.gov