Lawmaker Seeks Report On El Dorado Prison Fights

A Kansas lawmaker is seeking a report from legislative auditors on recent inmate disturbances at the state’s maximum-security prison in El Dorado. Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly of Topeka said Monday she is concerned that the Department of Corrections is not being transparent enough. The department has confirmed incidents involving inmates refusing to return to their cells on May 8, June 24 and June 29.