Official refutes claim that El Dorado prison without electricity, water

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EL DORADO, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Kansas Department of Corrections says a claim that there is no electricity or running water at one of its prisons is false.

Several people contacted KAKE News on Thursday about the claim posted on Facebook. It says, "El Dorado Correctional Facility has been without electricity or running water for 11 days and counting!!!! ... please repost..."

We reached out to a KDOC spokesperson who said a hot water heater at the El Dorado Correctional Facility went out last Thursday and some inmates had to shower in another area. 

The spokesperson says the prison has electricity and running water. The part needed for repairs to the water heater for one cell house should be in Thursday or Friday. 

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