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75-5202. Definitions. As used in K.S.A. 75-5201 et seq., and amendments thereto, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(a) "Secretary" means the secretary of corrections.

(b) "Prisoner review board" means the prisoner review board established by K.S.A. 75-52,152, and amendments thereto.

(c) "Inmate" means any person incarcerated in any correctional institution of the state of Kansas.

(d) "Correctional institution" means the Lansing correctional facility, Hutchinson correctional facility, Topeka correctional facility, Norton correctional facility, Ellsworth correctional facility, Winfield correctional facility, Larned state correctional facility, Stockton correctional facility, Wichita work release facility, El Dorado correctional facility, any juvenile correctional facility or institution as defined in K.S.A. 38-2302, and amendments thereto, and any other correctional institution established by the state for the confinement of adult or juvenile offenders under the control of the secretary of corrections.

(e) "Warden" means the person in charge of the operation and supervision of a correctional institution.

(f) "Corrections officer" means a full-time, salaried officer or employee under the jurisdiction of the secretary, whose duties include the receipt, custody, control, maintenance, discipline, security and apprehension of persons convicted of criminal offense in this state and sentenced to a term of imprisonment under the custody of the secretary.

(g) "Parole officer" means a full-time salaried officer or employee under the jurisdiction of the secretary whose duties include:

(1) Investigation, supervision, arrest and control of persons on parole or postrelease supervision and the enforcement of the conditions of parole or postrelease supervision; and

(2) services that relate to probationers, parolees or persons on postrelease supervision and are required by the uniform act for out-of-state parolee supervision.

History: L. 1973, ch. 339, § 2; L. 1978, ch. 365, § 4; L. 1983, ch. 284, § 6; L. 1984, ch. 112, § 14; L. 1987, ch. 335, § 7; L. 1990, ch. 309, § 46; L. 1991, ch. 260, § 8; L. 1992, ch. 245, § 3; L. 1993, ch. 291, § 247; L. 2012, ch. 16, § 34; L. 2023, ch. 32, § 1; April 27.

Source or prior law:


Revisor's Note:

This section was also amended by L. 1992, ch. 239, § 285, but such amended version was repealed by L. 1993, ch. 291, § 283, effective July 1, 1993.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Department of corrections; placement and evaluation of female offenders. 88-67.

Government employee not authorized to perform law enforcement duties but who volunteers as a reserve officer is not a "law enforcement officer" within meaning of Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act. 2001-31.


1. Reformatory is a correctional institution, penal in character. LaVier v. State, 214 Kan. 287, 291, 520 P.2d 1325.

2. Cited; authority of sentencing court and secretary of corrections concerning confinement (K.S.A. 21-4601, 21-4603) distinguished; procedures under K.S.A. 60-1501 et seq. examined. State ex rel. Stephan v. Clark, 243 Kan. 561, 567, 759 P.2d 119 (1988).

3. Possession of controlled substance without affixing the appropriate stamp is separate offense from possession of controlled substance; one is not included offense of other. State v. Johnson, 31 Kan. App. 2d 687, 71 P.3d 481 (2003).

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