Kansas prison population in FY 2016 showed a decrease of 159 inmates or 1.6% when compared with that of FY 2015. The decrease was due to the implementation of House Bill (HB) 2447 which was passed in 2016 legislation. HB 2447 increases the maximum number of days an inmate’s sentence may be shortened for earning program credits from 90 days to 120 days. The provisions of the bill are to be construed and applied retroactively. This bill was implemented on April 14, 2016 after it was published in the Kansas Register.
FY 2017 Prison Population Projection Report
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