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by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jan 17, 2014 10:28 AM
EDCF History


 










 History (Central Unit)
1991 EDCF opened in January.

EDCF was consolidated administratively with the El Dorado Correctional Work Facility and the Toronto Correctional Facility.

The 105 bed U-Dorm Unit was put on-line at the El Dorado Correctional Facility.

1998 The first correctional industry building project financed with private funds was erected and donated to the state. The project involved expansion of an existing building.
1999 The Legislature approved construction of two new cellhouses for the purpose of transferring the male RDU function to EDCF.
2001

Construction was completed on two 128-cell living units suitable for single-cell occupancy of maximum-custody inmates or double-cell occupancy of medium-custody inmates. 

In March, the male RDU function was transferred from Topeka to EDCF.

2002 Century Manufacturing, the private correctional industry at EDCF, expanded its operations at the facility, currently employing up to 107 inmates.
2003 A spiritual life center was approved and built with $1.1 million that was donated for the construction. C Cellhouse was utilized as the third segregation unit.
2006 Pioneer Balloon became a private industry at EDCF
2009 In February, the EDCF East Unit suspended operations and in May, the EDCF North Unit closed.

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