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By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

Union: Kansas prison forcing officers to work 16-hour shifts


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A union representing Kansas state employees said Friday that some officers are being required to work 16-hour shifts at a maximum-security prison that was the scene of an hours-long inmate disturbance last month.

The Kansas Organization of State Employees disclosed that it filed a grievance earlier this month directly with Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood. The union said requiring El Dorado Correctional Facility officers to work such long shifts violates a bargaining agreement between employees and the department.

Robert Choromanski, the union's executive director, sa...

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