Hutchinson Correctional Facility

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Hutchinson Correctional Facility
Location 500 Reformatory Street
Hutchinson, Kansas
Status open
Capacity 1784
Opened 1895
Managed by Kansas Department of Corrections

Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) is a state prison operated by the Kansas Department of Corrections located in Hutchinson, Kansas.

The prison was originally known as the Kansas State Industrial Reformatory (KSIR) and designed to house younger offenders. Construction on KSIR began in 1885, but delays prevented completion of the facility, which would not begin housing inmates until 1895.[1] The name of the facility was changed to Hutchinson Correctional Facility in 1990 and today the prison houses an average of 1,830 inmates.[2]

Low security inmates at HCF have the opportunity to work on several projects such as highway maintenance, cleanup and maintenance at the annual state fair, assisting various public works departments of the city of Hutchinson and maintenance at Cheney State Park.[3] The prison also offers the Kansas Wild Horse Program, which trains wild horses taken from land operated by the Bureau of Land Management.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kansas Department of Corrections. "Hutchinson Correctional Facility History". Archived from the original on 2006-10-13. Retrieved 2006-12-13. 
  2. ^ State of Kansas. "Hutchinson Correctional Facility Budget" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2006-12-13. 
  3. ^ Kansas Department of Corrections. "Hutchinson Correctional Facility History". Archived from the original on 2006-10-13. Retrieved 2006-12-13. 
  4. ^ Kansas Department of Corrections. "Hutchinson Correctional Facility Community Work". Archived from the original on 2006-10-13. Retrieved 2006-12-13. 
  5. ^ Bureau of Land Management. "Wild Horse and Burro Program". Archived from the original on 2006-12-09. Retrieved 2006-12-13. 

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Coordinates: 38°02′45″N 97°54′41″W / 38.04583°N 97.91139°W / 38.04583; -97.91139