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Planned Career Campus At Lansing Prison Could Be Win-Win For State And Inmates

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Specialized job training and mentorship are offered to inmates as part of Lansing Correctional Facility's Career Campus.

Returning citizens could become a reliable workforce for state employers and be a boost to the economy.

The Kansas correctional facility in Lansing is to be the site of a planned career campus offering job training and mentorship. Partnering with local businesses like Menlo Inc., the idea is to prepare returning citizens with skills to help them land better jobs upon their release and curb recidivism.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.