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KMUW’s Engage ICT brings our community together with thoughtful conversation. Each month we take a deep dive into a major topic with a panel of local experts, and live stream our hour-long conversation at engageict.org and KMUW’s Facebook page. Since 2016 we’ve covered a myriad of topics, from healthcare to homeschooling, immigration to environmentalism.Engage ICT is sponsored by Keith Stevens with InSite Real Estate Group.

The state of incarceration in our communities and around Kansas

KMUW's Engage ICT convened on Sept. 13, 2022, to discuss the state of incarceration in Kansas.

KMUW's Engage ICT is taking a deep dive into many of the issues relating to incarceration in our community and around our state throughout September.

For our Sept. 13 panel conversation posted above, we're joined by:

  • Kylie Cameron | News Reporter, KMUW
  • Monique Centeno | Attorney and Part-Time Judge, Sedgwick County District Court
  • Jim Echols | Executive Director, Reaching Out From Within
  • Steven Stonehouse | Director, Sedgwick County Department of Corrections

The month-long feature continues on Engage ICT Mini with brief conversations streamed live at engageict.org and KMUW's Facebook page. Here are the recorded conversations:

Sept. 8, 2022
Michael Birzer of Wichita State University's School of Criminal Justice discusses the history of incarceration in Kansas.

Sept. 15, 2022
We’re joined in-studio by Yusef Presley, youth advocate with Destination Innovation and Progeny, to talk about youth incarceration.

Sept. 22, 2022
David Gilkey of Rise Up For Youth shares his experience in the criminal justice system and the challenges he sees for others once released.

Sept. 29, 2022
KMUW reporter Celia Hack discusses the relationship between mental health and criminal justice reform.

For a list of further reading and resources on The State of Incarceration in Kansas provided by Wichita Public Library, click here.

Sarah Jane Crespo is the Director of Community Engagement at KMUW. She is the creator and host of Engage ICT and the weekly Engage ICT Mini series.
Haley Crowson is KMUW's Community Engagement Manager. She has a master's degree in communications from Wichita State University and serves as a producer on the Marginalia podcast team.