El Dorado Correctional Facility, Butler County, Kansas
June 29, 2017

When prisoners are released from lockdown following their rebellion earlier in the week, they immediately begin a protest of prison conditions. Around 120 prisoners occupy the prison yard and refuse orders to return to their cells. They break into an office and distribute “security and office equipment” amongst themselves.


Uprising at El Dorado Correctional Facility, Kansas–Part 1“, Perilous, June 24, 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.

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

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

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

Chris Reeves (@tmservo433). June 29, 2017. Reports from those that say inmates have taken control of areas of El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF) in Kansas.. #ksleg. [Tweet]. https://twitter.com/tmservo433/status/880497799418318848. Accessed November 14, 2018.


Uprising at El Dorado Correctional Facility, Kansas–Part One