Families of inmates fear some may move to Arizona

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State News

August 19, 2019 - 10:15 AM

TOPEKA — The drive from Topeka to El Dorado Correctional Facility takes about two hours each way. Leoti Masterson makes the trip every week without hesitation.

She would never pass up a chance to see her son.

But as Kansas prepares to send hundreds of inmates to a private prison in Arizona run by CoreCivic, the families of inmates are fearful the time they cherish with their sons and husbands will soon be taken away.

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