On January 29, 1861, Kansas became the 34th state of the United States of America. The state is located on the Great Plains of America, and becoming a state has a bloody and long history. In 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was implemented, which included giving new settlers the right to decide if these states would be a part of the ‘free’ union or ‘slave’ states. This led to a competition between the South and North to send as many settlers as they could to the states. Violence quickly erupted between the settlers and earned the state reputation of being called ‘Bleeding Kansas’. Fort Leavenworth is an important military installation of the United States that calls Kansas home. The state is also known as a part of the agricultural heartland of America. Another war was waged in 1954, this time involving a civil rights movement regarding a landmark decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, where the doctrine in public schools of ‘separate but equal’ was abolished. Kansas is well known for being the setting of the Wizard of Oz, a beloved classic children’s story.

There are 105 counties in the state of Kansas which make it the sixth-highest in the nation. The eastern part of Kansas has many counties named after iconic late 18th to early 19th century Americans, while most of those in the western and central part are named after Civil War figures.

The highest judicial power rests on the Kansas Supreme Court that consists of a chief justice and six associate justices. The high court gives discretionary reviews of different cases that have received decisions from the Court of Appeals. It can also render decisions on the transferred cases from the Court of Appeals.

Offender Search Web Page

The purpose and specifics of the Offender Search Web Page in each state varies. Read the disclosures carefully. Updates to the database could be biweekly, monthly and daily depending on the states Corrections Department schedule. Some searches show offenders incarcerated in the entire prison system including county jails and some only state prisons. Sometimes historical offender data is available and sometimes only current inmate records are listed. Youth and adult offenders are sometimes located on separate search portals.

State Offender Search: https://www.doc.ks.gov/facilities/faq/locating

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