The El Dorado Correctional Facility, or EDCF, is a maximum security prison located in Butler County, Kansas east of the town of El Dorado. A prison, penitentiary, or correctional facility is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned and usually deprived of a range of Butler County (county code BU) is a county located in South Central Kansas, in the Central United States. El Dorado is a City situated along the Walnut River in the central part of Butler County, located in south-central Kansas, in the Central
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.
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.
The El Dorado Correctional Facility was established in 1993. It was built in response to a federal mandate to ease over-crowding at the state's other two maximum security prisons. Expansion in 2001 brought two new general population cellhouses. The facility could expand again as soon as the summer of 2007.
EDCF is the newest prison in the state, and the third largest in inmate population.
EDCF is home to convicted serial killer Dennis Rader, known as "BTK", who killed 15 people from 1974 through 1991 and eldued capture until 2005. Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9 1945 is an American Serial killer who murdered 10 people in Sedgwick County (in and around Wichita Kansas The Carr brothers, convicted of killing five people in the 2000 Wichita Massacre, are also housed there. The Wichita Massacre, also known as The Wichita Horror, was a Murder / Assault / Rape / Robbery spree perpetrated Michael Marsh, whose death-sentence appeal reached the U. S. Supreme court and nearly toppled Kansas' death penalty, currently lives at EDCF.