12-hour shifts to continue at El Dorado for 90 days


September 24, 2017

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — The state corrections department says it will continue 12-hour shifts for its officers at El Dorado Correctional Facility for another 90 days.

The department said an emergency status started earlier this year will continue because of a staffing shortage. The agency says the extended shifts will be reviewed on or before Dec. 22.

Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood notified the union representing prison workers of the decision on Monday. The letter was provided to the media on Friday.

Norwood said the corrections department is working to hire and train more staff at the...

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