Governor lifts state of emergency at El Dorado


Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday brought an to end a nearly six-month state of emergency at the El Dorado Correctional Facility.

The governor announced she was lifting the emergency as staffing levels have improved at the facility, allowing prison workers to return to eight-hour shifts after previously logging 12-hour days.

“There are many people to thank for their support during this emergency, first and foremost our employees,” Kelly said in a statement.

“Under very difficult circumstances, our employees demonstrated their commitment to each other and to the safety of their fellow Kansans.”

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