El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF)

The El Dorado Correctional Facility, or EDCF, is a maximum security prison located in Prospect Township in Butler County, Kansas east of the town of El Dorado. EDCF is home of the Kansas Department of Corrections Reception and Diagnostic Unit, or RDU, which processes every male inmate when they are received into KDOC custody. RDU helps determine the inmate's custody level, mental health classification, and educational program needs before he is sent to another facility. The largest long-term segregation unit in the state is also at EDCF, with over 350 beds in three cellhouses. The inmates in these cellhouses are considered to be a threat to the safety or security of EDCF, and are kept in their cells for 23 hours a day. Kansas keeps all of its capital punishment inmates in El Dorado, but executions take place at the Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, Kansas. EDCF has two general population cellhouses, and one medium security dormitory. EDCF is administratively linked to two minimum security units, formerly "honor camps", one in El Dorado and one in Toronto, Kansas. In 2009, the announcement was made that the state would be closing both minimum security units, due to budget constraints. As of 2015, medium and minimum security units in Oswego, Kansas, were administratively part of EDCF..

El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF) Contact Details

Address: 1737 SE Highway 54, P.O. Box 311, Butler, KS
City: El Dorado
Zip: 67042
Phone 1: 316-321-7284
Type: State Prison

Mailing to Inmates and Staff

Inmate Visiting Days and Hours

Day of Week Hours
Saturday January 1st to 2nd weekend in June 8:30 AM
– 11:00 AM
(A-L) 12:00 PM
– 2:30 PM
(M-Z) 2nd Weekend in June to December 31st 8:30 AM
– 11:00 AM
(M-Z) 12:00 PM
– 2:30 PM
(A-L)
Sunday January 1st to 2nd weekend in June 8:30 AM
– 11:00 AM
(M-Z) 12:00 PM
– 2:30 PM
(A-L) 2nd Weekend in June to December 31st 8:30 AM
– 11:00 AM
(A-L) 12:00 PM
– 2:30 PM
(M-Z)
Holiday Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day (Only) Sat. Schedule Independence Day, Christmas Day (Only) Sun Schedule