State Prison Conference Underway

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Kansas Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts has opened a statewide conference on prison ministry.

Roberts gave the keynote address Monday at the opening of the "Out for Life," conference in Wichita. The conference is organized by Prison Fellowship, a nationwide group that promotes ministry in prisons and church support for offenders after their release.

Roberts said volunteer efforts to help inmates re-enter society after serving time have had an impact in Kansas. He said he wants to expand those programs.

He called on religious groups to form a coalition of volunteers across the state to provide mentoring and support services to help inmates and reduce recidivism.

Gov. Sam Brownback is also addressed the conference Monday.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 124197114 - kake.com/a?a=124197114