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Report: Staff failure to secure doors led to prison unrest


November 2, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A June uprising at the El Dorado Correctional Facility began after prison staff didn't properly secure doors, allowing up to 70 inmates to leave their cellhouse and ignore commands to return, according to an internal review released Wednesday by the Kansas Department of Corrections.

That disturbance led to a five-day lockdown at the prison, about 30 minutes northeast of Wichita. When it was lifted, more unrest developed when some inmates refused to return to their cells because they were unhappy with new shower schedules, Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood told a legisl...

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