Kan. corrections to tighten security at KJCC

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Corrections has announced plans to improve security at Topeka’s juvenile detention facility.

The department took control of the Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex as well as the state’s other juvenile facility in Larned earlier this year when the Corrections Department was merged with the Juvenile Justice Authority.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/15KGMV0 ) that Mike Gaito of the Corrections Department told the Joint Committee on State Building Construction on Wednesday that the perimeter security at KJCC doesn’t meet standards. He says the department will add perimeter surveillance, as well as motion detectors to the perimeter fencing.

He says the department also plans to upgrade the door locks at the Larned juvenile facility.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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