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Lansing Correctional Facility

Thirty-five years ago on Christmas Eve Priscilla Ann Frey escaped from the correctional facility. Kansas authorities are still baffled by her escape.

In 1859, the Kansas legislature passed an act authorizing a state penitentiary,the Kansas State Penitentiary (KSP), to be located in Leavenworth County. On November 18, 1861, a tract of 40 acres on Seven Mile Creek was purchased for $600 from Almira Budlong. Today, The Lansing Correctional Facility sits on nearly 2500 acers including farmland for cattle. In 1974, Priscilla Ann Frey escaped from the women's unit and still has not been found.


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