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  1. A community effort: How years of planning unfolded to create Topeka's largest, most inclusive muralRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2018 | The Capital-Journal

    ... its final steps. A 3-D piece was one of the last additions, created by female inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility. Toombs said they cut articles of clothing out of wooden pieces, traced a guide to get the women started, and allowed them to ...

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  2. Boy Scout chooses women's prison for Eagle projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    Trevin Reinert spent more than a year working on a project that would help him become an Eagle Scout, in what was perhaps an unlikely place: the Topeka women's prison. Four new benches that surround a playground at Topeka Correctional Facility are going to have an impact, facilities services director Kevin Keith said, because that area was created so families can feel a sense of normalcy.

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  3. Boy Scout chooses Topeka prison for Eagle projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2018 | The Capital-Journal

    Trevin Reinert spent more than a year working on a project that would help him become an Eagle Scout, in what was perhaps an unlikely place: the Topeka women's prison. Four new benches that surround a playground at Topeka Correctional Facility are going to have an impact, facilities services director Kevin Keith said, because that area was created so families can feel a sense of normalcy.

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  4. Food service worker jailed for unlawful sexual relations with Topeka Correctional Facility inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | The Capital-Journal

    A 21-year-old contract food service worker is in the Shawnee County Jail for unlawful sexual relations with a juvenile corrections inmate younger than 16 years of age. “An investigation into an allegation of misconduct at the Topeka Correctional Facility identified a suspect, who was subsequently arrested by special agents with the Department of Corrections," according to a statement from Samir Arif, spokesman for the Kansas Department of Corrections.

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  5. Kansas prisons have some expectant mothers behind barsRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2018 | Washington Times

    The 25-year-old from Hutchinson sees her son, Angel , on weekends whenever her parents make the trek to the Topeka Correctional Facility. Baugh has been at the medium-security central unit since January.

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  6. Ex-inmate alleges negligence in suit against Kansas prisonsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2018 | Greenwich Citizen

    ... and sit here and go, 'Isn't that nice?" Cook told the newspaper. Cook was transferred to the Topeka Correctional Facility on May 3, 2016, to finish her sentence for drug-related charges. She said she has used Rowasa enemas and a bland diet to ...

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  7. Kansas prison contractora s negligence forced removal of womana s colon, suit allegesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2018 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... Corizon over its medical care in Kansas since the contract began. Cook was transferred to the Topeka Correctional Facility from the Wyandotte Detention Center on May 3, 2016, to finish her sentence. Department of Corrections records show convictions ...

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  8. Pregnant in prison: what it's like for women expecting behind bars in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2018 | The Capital-Journal

    The 25-year-old from Hutchinson sees her son, Angel, on weekends whenever her parents make the trek to the Topeka Correctional Facility. Baugh has been at the medium-security central unit since January.

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  9. Dana Chandler transferred to Shawnee County Jail from Topeka Correctional FacilityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | The Capital-Journal

    Dana Chandler, whose 2012 convictions for a double murder were overturned last month by the Kansas Supreme Court, was transferred Friday from Topeka Correctional Facility to the Shawnee County Jail. She is expected to remain there as she awaits a decision by District Attorney Mike Kagay on whether to retry her in the 2002 shooting deaths of Karen Harkness and Michael Sisco, who was Chandler's former husband.

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  10. Inmates prepare plants for Topeka Correctional Facility's annual sale Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | The Capital-Journal

    Topeka Correctional Facility's annual plant sale starts Tuesday, an endeavor that helps a sense of pride take root in the women who partake in the months-long project. The sale runs every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 1 to 13. The facility is located at 815 S.E. Rice Road.

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  11. Topeka women's prison trains service dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | The Miami Herald

    Female inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility are training service dogs to assist individuals with disabilities in more than 30 states. KSDS Assistance Dogs has partnered with the women's prison to offer the Pooches and Pals program since 2009, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported .

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  12. Topeka Correctional Facility inmates give back by training service dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2018 | The Capital-Journal

    A dog training program at Topeka Correctional Facility gives participants the opportunity to have a positive impact far beyond the prison's walls. Partnering with nonprofit KSDS Assistance Dogs, the women train service, guide and facility dogs that go on to assist people in 32 states, said KSDS representative Adell Aubert.

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  13. Hart given 41 months in DUI fatalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson Kansas

    ... sum of those reasons,” Rose said. Hart was taken into custody and will be placed at the Topeka Correctional Facility - the only state prison that houses female inmates.

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  14. U.S. professor sued for allegedly calling German cop a Nazi. Ita s a police corruption,a she saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2018 | The Miami Herald

    ... shall never forget. I shall never forgive, but I will never hate," as she tells inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility about being held in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

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  15. Holocaust survivor, 91, speaks to Kansas inmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2017 | Manhattan Mercury

    By the time her talk was over, the tiny 91-year-old Jewish great-grandmother had caused murderers, thieves and drug offenders to openly weep. Sonia Warshawski of Prairie Village shuffled her 4-foot 8-inch self beyond the fence and razor wire surrounding the Topeka Correctional Facility.

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  16. Holocaust survivor, 91, speaks to Kansas inmatesRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2017 | Washington Times

    By the time her talk was over, the tiny 91-year-old Jewish great-grandmother had caused murderers, thieves and drug offenders to openly weep. Sonia Warshawski of Prairie Village shuffled her 4-foot 8-inch self beyond the fence and razor wire surrounding the Topeka Correctional Facility.

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  17. Holocaust Survivor Sonia Warshawski Moves Prison Inmates To TearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2017 | Israellycool

    By the time her talk was over, the tiny 91-year-old Jewish great-grandmother had caused murderers, thieves and drug offenders to openly weep. Sonia Warshawski of Prairie Village shuffled her 4-foot 8-inch self beyond the fence and razor wire surrounding the Topeka Correctional Facility.

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  18. Kansas inmate says prison force-fed Christianity to prisoners, lawsuit claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | The Washington Post

    Church and state are too cozy at the Topeka Correctional Facility, according to a convicted murderer who has spent the last 23 years inside Kansas' prison system. Shari Webber-Dunn - who in 1994 was handed a 40-year-minimum prison sentence for her role in the murder of her estranged husband - claims in a federal lawsuit filed last week that inmates at a Kansas' only women's prison are subjected to an endless profusion of Christian imagery and propaganda, from the material posted on bulletin boards to the movies played in the common room.

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  19. Wiccan woman sues prison for 'Christian propaganda'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | Daily Mail

    Wiccan woman who helped her boyfriend kill her husband sues prison for subjecting her and other inmates to 'Christian propaganda' She filed a lawsuit against Topeka Correctional Facility claiming the prison's eight-foot cross imposes on her Wiccan religious beliefs Shari Webber-Dunn, 49, has been in prison since 1995 after she was convicted of plotting to kill her husband A practicing Wiccan who helped boyfriend kill her husband in 1994 is now suing the prison she's being held in for 'imposing Christian beliefs' on her. Shari Webber-Dunn, 49, has been in prison in Topeka, Kansas, since 1995 after she was convicted of plotting to shoot her estranged husband.

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  20. Wiccan murderer sues prison for 'imposing Christian beliefs'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2017 | New York Daily News

    ... the suit filed by American Humanist Association and inmate Shari Webber-Dunn, the women at the Topeka Correctional Facility are subjected to "Christian propaganda" and could be punished if caught with objectionable religious materials, the Topeka ...

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