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Kansas says prison incident resolved; lawmakers worried


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An unspecified number of inmates refused to return to their cells for at least several hours Thursday at Kansas' second-largest prison, and legislators said they're concerned that short staffing and an increasing prisoner population led to the problem.

The state Department of Corrections reported that all inmates had returned to their cells at the maximum-security prison in southern Kansas by Thursday evening. Spokesman Todd Fertig said no staff or inmates at the El Dorado Correctional Facility were injured and that the incident was resolved "without any use of force."...

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