An El Dorado Correctional Facility resident, Brett Phillips, 31, died Sunday, December 13, 2020. The cause of death is pending an autopsy. Preliminary assessment indicates the death was not related to COVID-19.
Per protocol, when a resident dies in the custody of the KDOC, the death is under investigation by the KDOC and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Phillips was serving an 82-month sentence for multiple convictions for burglary, distribution and possession with intent to distribute.
El Dorado Correctional Facility is an all-male facility housing all custody levels with a current population of 1,561 residents.