El Dorado Correctional Facility

May 03, 2019 - 4:20 am
In efforts to alleviate a staffing shortage the El Dorado Correctional Facility is hiring back employees who they previously had fired. The prison is still considered to have a critical shortage of uniformed officers. KSN News spoke with El Dorado Correctional Warden Sam Cline says they are not...
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February 12, 2019 - 11:30 am
The Kansas Department of Corrections today declared an emergency at El Dorado Correctional Facility effective immediately due to serious staffing shortages. The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly: “Through the transition and the early weeks of my administration, it became increasingly...
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Dreamstime
July 01, 2018 - 3:17 pm
According to Butler County dispatch, Butler County Sheriff's deputies were called to the El Dorado Correctional Facility around 12:45 pm to assist in stopping an uprising. Dispatchers say the deputies were asked to form a perimeter around the facility. No injuries have been reported at this time. A...
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March 27, 2018 - 5:20 am
A 25-year veteran of the Kansas prison system will take over as the warden of a maximum-security prison that had multiple inmate disturbances last summer. Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood announced Monday that Paul Snyder will become warden at El Dorado Correctional Facility April 8. James...
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Dreamstime
October 01, 2017 - 7:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas legislators are debating how much the decision to house more inmates two-to-a-cell has fueled unrest at state prisons in recent months. Some worry about plans for opening a new state prison with a majority of its cells double-bunked. Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood told...
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Dreamstime
August 17, 2017 - 3:06 pm
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Thursday afternoon made an announcement about the Department of Corrections; Brownback was joined by Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood at El Dorado Correctional Facility, announcing changes to the Kansas Department of Corrections’ pay structure, addressing correctional...
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Dreamstime
August 12, 2017 - 9:03 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas corrections officials expect the next prison built by the state to be fully air-conditioned, including the cells for inmates. They view climate control as a way to lessen problems with inmates and to help combat high employee turnover. Some lawmakers who don't want to...
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Dreamstime
August 10, 2017 - 2:23 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Senate's top Republican is calling on GOP Gov. Sam Brownback to give corrections officers at state prisons an immediate pay increase. Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita issued a statement Wednesday urging Brownback to take executive action. She toured the El...
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Dreamstime
August 05, 2017 - 11:41 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prisons face high staff turnover and potential inmate unrest at a time when state officials expect the population behind bars to continue growing steadily well into the future. The problems could become worse. The total state inmate population exceeded 9,900 last week,...
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Dreamstime
August 02, 2017 - 5:23 am
EL DORADO, Kan. (KNSS) - Tuesday the Kansas Department of Corrections officially declared an emergency at the El Dorado Correctional Facility. Officers at EDCF filed a grievance through the Kansas Organization of State Employees after reports that they were required to work 16-hour shifts that were...
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