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Uprising at El Dorado Correctional Facility, Kansas

July 1, 2018: After an altercation in the prison yard between a prisoner and guards, 75-100 prisoners smash an estimated 40 windows, setting fires in multiple classrooms and taking over radio communication devices. The uprising lasts four and a half hours. One year prior, the same facility saw two consecutive uprisings.

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Uprising at El Dorado Correctional Facility, Kansas–Part 2

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.

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Uprising at El Dorado Correctional Facility, Kansas–Part 1

June 24, 2017: 70 prisoners, finding the doors unexpectedly unlocked, leave their housing 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. They make weapons from broom and mop handles. They set fires, attack surveillance cameras and break into an office.

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