HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) – Volunteer prison inmate help might be returning to the Hutchinson Animal Shelter.
The warden of the Hutchinson Correctional Facility pulled the inmates after the shelter’s director said in a report in The Hutchinson News that the inmates were causing problems at the shelter.
Since then, officials with the prison and city have met to air their differences and work on a way that inmates could return. City Manager John Deardoff says the agreement is not final and it might be a few weeks before inmates are back at the shelter.
Shelter Director Richard Havens had said the inmates were not always reliable and sometimes harassed the shelter’s female staff. Warden Sam Cline says he was unaware of the problems until reading about them in the newspaper.