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ACLU of Kansas: Shawnee County D.A. Mike Kagay a leader in diversion practices

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas on Wednesday issued a report critical of what it calls a “severe under-utilization” of diversion practices by county prosecutors across the state, but highlighted the practices of Shawnee County District Attorney Michael Kagay as an example of a positi

December 11, 2017

Editorial: We need to stop cramming people into our prisons

"Kansas should adopt a more sustainable and comprehensive approach to criminal justice — an approach that will address issues like mental illness, addiction, rehabilitation and poverty instead of just throwing more and more offenders behind bars."

December 11, 2017

Lawrence Journal-World Editorial: Expand diversion

"Expansion of diversion programs alone may be inadequate to relieve the crowding pressures on the Douglas County Jail. But it is the kind of incarceration alternative that should be maximized as a means of offsetting the cost of jail expansion."

December 11, 2017

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