El Dorado Correctional Facility, Butler County, Kansas
June 24, 2017

Seventy prisoners, finding the doors to their housing unit unexpectedly unlocked, leave the unit and refuse orders to return. Eventually, prisoners return to their cells, but place objects in the way of the doors, preventing them from securing the cell blocks. They make weapons from broom and mop handles. They set fires, attack surveillance cameras and break into an office.

Five days later, prisoners stage another uprising at the same prison.

El Dorado Correctional Facility, Butler County, Kansas (Photo: ky.gov).


Uprising at El Dorado Correctional Facility, Kansas–Part 2“, Perilous, June 29, 2017.

Kansas says El Dorado prison incident resolved; lawmakers worried“, The Topeka Capital-Journal, June 29, 2017.

Official: Inmate uprising resolved at El Dorado prison“, KAKE, June 29, 2017.

In Wake Of Incidents At Kansas Prison, Legislator Calls For New Audit“, KCUR, July 31, 2017.

Inmate uprising? State’s account, emergency log differ on Kansas prison incident“, The Kansas City Star, July 23, 2017.

New Details On El Dorado Prison Disturbance Heighten Kansas Lawmaker Concerns“, KCUR, November 1, 2017.

El Dorado prison disturbance resulted in fire, gang fight; led to second uprising”, The Topeka Capital Journal, November 1, 2017.