Salina, KS

Now: 44 °

Currently: Clouds

Hi: 60 ° | Lo: 41 °

Embattled Kansas Prison Deals With Hot Conditions

KSAL StaffJuly 25, 2017

Employees at a Kansas prison are dealing with the summer heat.

Temperatures in El Dorado reached 106 degrees Saturday, and employees at the El Dorado Correctional Center say the prison was even hotter. Corrections staff says temperatures in parts of the prison have reached 120 degrees at times.

Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood released a statement noting the department has the utmost concern for the health and well being of both staff and inmates.

The prison has had issues this summer.

In late June there was an hours-long disturbance. Prison officials had reported that no violence occurred and no weapons were accessed.  But a log book shows there were two fights involving separate groups of inmates, at least one inmate had a weapon, and at least one fire broke out. The head of the union representing prison workers has said inmates, while refusing to return to their cell houses, controlled parts of the prison.

Last week an inmate was stabbed numerous times during a fight.

A union representing Kansas state employees have filed a grievance, saying that some officers at the prison are being required to work 16-hour shifts.

Information from Metro Source News / Associated Press

Copyright © Meridian Media, 2023. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Meridian Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

RELATED POSTS

Bed Bugs—Salina’s Hot Potato

September 19, 2017 5:30 pm

Kansas to Air-Condition Next Prison

August 13, 2017 8:57 am

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

No Weekend Powerball Jack...
February 5, 2023Comments
February Most Wanted Onli...
February 5, 2023Comments
Juvenile Killed in Crash
February 5, 2023Comments
Math / Science Academy P...
February 5, 2023Comments

LISTEN LIVE