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Official: No injuries, violence in Kansas prison uprising

In this Dec. 18, 2003 photo, inmates head to lunch at the El Dorado Correctional Facility, in El Dorado, Kan. The Kansas Department of Corrections said some inmates on Thursday, June 29, 2017, refused to return to their cells at the state's maximum-security prison, but that no violence or injuries have been reported. (Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Corrections officials say they are reviewing what led to a several-hour uprising by inmates at a south-central Kansas prison.

Kansas Department of Corrections spokesman Todd Fertig says no violence or injuries resulted from the protest inside the El Dorado Correctional Facility. Fertig says the incident ended about 5 p.m. Thursday with inmates being returned to their cells.

As the head of the Kansas Organization of State Employees union representing prison workers, Robert Choromanski said the disturbance began shortly after 10:30 a.m. when some prisoners refused to return to their cell houses.

He says inmates controlled parts of the prison that included the gym, the yard and the kitchen.

He says special response teams from prisons in Lansing, Hutchinson and Winfield were sent to El Dorado to assist.

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