Zachary Steven Eisenhour Sr., 29, returned to prison last week after violating his parole for child abuse and other crimes committed nearly seven years ago in Stafford County.
Eisenhour was sentenced in 2006 for crimes committed on April 18 and 19 of that year — one count of abuse of a child - intentional torture, and two counts of aggravated battery - reckless, great bodily harm. He was paroled in Stafford County in 2009 and the case status was considered inactive when it expired in 2010.
Eisenhour was released from the Barton County Jail to the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections last Thursday, and was sent to El Dorado Correctional Facility’s Reception & Diagnostic Unit (RDU). All male inmates are initially housed at the El Dorado RDU (females are housed at the Topeka Correctional Facility) where they are searched, showered and provided with a health evaluation, according to the KDOC website.
During the RDU process, which usually takes about two weeks but may take up to two months, inmates undergo orientation and their custody level and permanent facility placement is set.
In 2006, after being processed at RDU, EIsenhour was sent toe the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility for two weeks, then moved to Hutchinson Correctional Facility and later to Winfield Correctional Facility. In 2008 he was moved to the Wichita Work Release Center, where he stayed for about six months before returning to Winfield and then being paroled.