- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Topeka Correctional Facility has a new warden.

The Kansas Department of Corrections said in a release Thursday that Shannon Meyer has been named warden of the Topeka women’s prison.

The department says Meyer began her corrections career as a corrections counselor in 2002 at the Lansing Correctional Facility, and was most recently deputy warden of programs at Lansing.

She replaces warden Hope Cooper, who was named deputy secretary of community and field services.

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