The jury trial for a Lawrence teen charged in the shooting death of a Lawrence boy will be postponed more than three months as the defense awaits lab reports.
An audit of the Douglas County jail’s inmate calling system found that 1,520 privileged calls between defendants and attorneys were recorded that should not have been.
A defense attorney on Monday further questioned a lieutenant with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office about violating attorney-client privilege by recording calls between jail inmates and their attorneys, insinuating negligence.
People in jail or prison can’t keep up with technology. A KU program for inmates in Kansas and Missouri will help them learn job skills.
The number of people booked into the Douglas County jail with serious mental illness dropped from 18% in 2014 to 10% in 2022 — and hit a low of 5.5% in 2018.
An interactive simulation on Wednesday highlighted the challenges faced by individuals transitioning from a life of incarceration into the community.
Seventeen people incarcerated in the Douglas County jail have tested positive for COVID-19, according to an update from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.
Douglas County Sheriff Jay Armbrister wants to consider how to reuse space in the local jail — without adding any new beds — to help address inequities.
In an upcoming memoir, “Words is a Powerful Thing,” Brian Daldorph, a senior lecturer in KU’s English department, reflects on 20 years of teaching a writing class at the Douglas County jail. He also shares works of more than 50 students he’s taught over the years.
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