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Warden at Kansas prison that has seen unrest takes new job


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The warden of a maximum-security Kansas prison that's had four reported inmate disturbances in the past three months took a new job within the state Department of Corrections a day before the latest incident, the department confirmed Saturday.

James Heimgartner stepped down Thursday as warden of the El Dorado prison, department spokesman Todd Fertig said. The warden of another maximum-security prison in southern Kansas will take over the warden's duties in El Dorado while the department searches for a permanent replacement, he said.

Fertig had no details about Heimgart...

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