Kansas Discusses Closing 2 El Dorado Prisons

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EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Department of Corrections has discussed closing two minimum-security prisons in El Dorado as it grapples with budget cuts.

Corrections officials stress that no decision has been made, but every aspect of the department is under review because of state revenue shortfalls.

El Dorado leaders says closing the minimum-security units would hurt the town's economy and cost the city hundreds of hours of volunteer work from the inmates.

The Corrections Department must cut more than $5 million this fiscal year and more than $13 million for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

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