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Public Comment Sessions

by CJ Perez last modified Jan 11, 2021 12:35 PM
Each month, the Prisoner Review Board offers multiple forums through which the general public, public officials, victims, and family or friends of an offender can comment either in support or opposition of parole suitability one month prior to an offender’s parole hearing.

Overview and Instructions for Written Comments

by CJ Perez last modified Aug 03, 2020 04:31 PM

The Prisoner Review Board conducts monthly Public Comment Sessions in the cities of Derby, Topeka and Kansas City.  These sessions provide an opportunity to allow victims, family, public officials, community members, and other interested persons to express their support, opposition, concern, or comments regarding the potential parole of offenders who are scheduled for parole hearings the following month.

In addition to the Board members, a representative from the KDOC Office of Victim Services will be in attendance at each session to provide instructions and assistance. 

Notice of the Public Comment Sessions and a list of parole eligible offenders are posted at: Public Comment Sessions.  Public officials including District Attorneys, Victim/Witness Coordinators and other related correctional agencies across the State also receive notice of Public Comment Sessions.  Victims registered through the Department of Corrections Office of Victim Services will receive direct and confidential notification of these sessions (K.S.A. 74-7335). 

Instructions for completing a written comment form

Please use the offender's name, number and facility if known.  On the relationship line, please note your association to the offender.  Use the comment lines to provide the Board information not already included in the offender's file.  The Board will have information available on institutional adjustment and programs, therefore you will not need to cover these areas unless you have additional information.

Commenting in opposition of parole:

  • Please discuss the present physical, psychological, emotional and/or financial impact of the offenders actions against you, your family member and/or your friend.
  • State any special conditions you would like the Board to consider in the event that the offender is granted parole.

Commenting in support of parole:

  • Please list specific ways in which you can provide assistance to the offender in the community if parole is granted (i.e. residence, job, transportation).
  • Discuss changes you have observed in the offender.
  • Note any of the offender's potential risk areas or concerns.
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The Public Comment Form is provided in portable document format (.pdf) to allow you the option to download, print, fax, mail or e-mail your comments to the Prisoner Review Board. 

The Online Public Comment Form may be used to electronically send your comments to the Prisoner Review Board.

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January 2021 Schedule of Public Comment Sessions

by CJ Perez last modified Jan 11, 2021 12:34 PM
UPDATE: In a continued effort to be more accessible to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, the January 2021 public comment sessions will be conducted using a Zoom Webinar platform. Sessions will be offered on January 6th and January 25th, 2021. Please be advised that the Prisoner Review Board will not be hosting in-person sessions at specific venues during the month of January. Those interested in attending or submitting correspondence to the Board may do so by registering and joining the scheduled Zoom Webinar and/or by mailing written comments to the PRB address included in the information below. Please utilize the Public Comment Forms in support or opposition in regard to offenders included on the October docket. Please mail to the address provided below by no later than Friday, January 29th. E-mail correspondence may be directed to KDOC_PRB_Public_Comment@ks.gov *Additional details will be coming soon. Please continue to watch this website for updates to include the Zoom link and instructions on registering for an upcoming session.

The Prisoner Review Board hereby announces the schedule of public comment sessions to be held in January 2021 via Zoom Webinar.  These specific comment sessions are held so that comments can be received from any interested citizens concerning inmates who are entitled by law to a parole hearing during the month of February 2021.   The attached list shows the county of convictions, which is not necessarily the inmate’s home, nor the county to which the inmate would return if granted parole. If parole is granted, the earliest the inmate could be released from incarceration would be March 2021.  

IMPORTANT:  The Zoom meeting link included below will serve as your personal registration for the upcoming January 25th public comments session.  Please follow the prompts within the registration page for confirmation and additional details.  

https://kdoc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_49C_ILIqR2an8nno20yXPA  

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***Please note that registration for the January 25th session will close at 12:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, January 22nd at  12:00 p.m. (CST) .  Those interested in attending, must be registered prior to this time, as requests for late registration will not be permitted.    


January 6, 2021 January 25, 2021 
9:00-11:00 a.m. 2:00-4:00 p.m. 
Zoom Webinar  Zoom Webinar 

 The Prisoner Review Board is interested in knowing the view of citizens concerning the possible parole of these inmates. Any citizen who would like to express comments on these inmates, but is unable to attend one of the Public Comment Sessions, may send a letter to: KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, PRISONER REVIEW BOARD; 714 SW JACKSON, SUITE 300;  TOPEKA, KS 66603.

Inmates are required by law to receive a hearing when they become parole eligible. Parole eligibility is not necessarily the same as parole suitability. In determining parole suitability, the Parole Board considers the following ten areas: 1) crime; 2) prior criminal history; 3) program participation; 4) disciplinary record; 5) reports of physical/mental examinations; 6) comments received from the victim, the public and criminal justice officials; 7) prison capacity; 8) input from staff where offender is housed; 9) proportionality to sentence guidelines; and 10) risk factors revealed by any risk assessment
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January 2021 Public Comment Offender List

by CJ Perez last modified Dec 08, 2020 02:08 PM
The following list of offenders are scheduled for parole hearings with the Prisoner Review Board during the month of February 2021. These offenders may become eligible for parole March 2021.

March 2021 PE Offenders 

(Hearings will occur in February 2021) 

Commitment NameKDOC#County of OffenseCase #Kansas Offense CodeAttempted
Conspiracy
Solicitation
ALDAPE,RICHARD 0033109 LCF-C
Shawnee 81CR1952 Aggravated Assault
Shawnee 81CR1952 Theft ($100 or More)
Shawnee 87CR2596 Burglary
Shawnee 94CR1291 Murder in the First Degree
ANHORN,RUSSELL,A 0107617 EDCF-C
Shawnee 14CR2346 Aggravated Sex Battery;Intentional Touching GE16 A
BARRON,MICHAEL,ANTHONY 0109043 LCF-C
Shawnee 11CR315 Aggravated Indecent Liberties GE14>16; Fondling
BENEDIX,SETH,A 0109575 LCF-C
Sedgwick 14CR697 Aggravated Sex Battery;Intentional Touching GE16
Seward 19CR233 Criminal Threat
BEY,YUSIF,R 0068224 LCF-C
Crawford 99CR182G Murder in the First Degree
FOX,VIRGIL 0044241 ECF
Cherokee 80CR223 Murder, 1st degree
GUIDEN,RONALD 0037035 EDCF-C
Sedgwick 81CR2025 Aggravated Robbery
Leavenworth 9509CR672 Traffic Contraband - Correctional Institution A
MORTON,JOSEPH 0073454 EDCF-C
Wyandotte 01CR352 Murder in the First Degree
Wyandotte 01CR352 Aggravated Robbery
NEWCOM,IVRAN 0041617 HCF-C
Barber 84CR35 Aggravated Kidnapping
PINA,JACOB,LAWRENCE 0107492 LCF-C
Saline 15CR1094 Indecent Liberties w/Child GE 14 < 16 Lewd Fondlin
SHAW,DONAVAN,L,II 0049040 ECF
Saline 94CRM343 Murder in the First Degree
Saline 94CRM343 Aggravated Burglary
Saline 94CRM343 Aggravated Robbery
Saline 94CRM343 Aggravated Burglary C
SMITH,RONNIE,A 0006524 HCF-C
Johnson K33685 Arson
Johnson K33883 Murder, 2nd degree
SPIEGEL,JAY,BARRY 0103519 ECF
Johnson 10CR3102 Sexual Exploitation Child; Poss Visual child <18
Johnson 10CR3102 Sexual Exploitation Child; Poss Visual child <18
Johnson 10CR3102 Sexual Exploitation Child; Poss Visual child <18
SPRECKER,DANNY,LEE 0022976 LCMHF
Riley 2233 Rape A
Riley 2635 Murder, 2nd degree
SULLIVAN,CLYDE 0044512 LCF-C
Reno 08CR619 Agg Battery-Int, Grt Bodly Hrm
Shawnee 85CR1076 Burglary
Shawnee 86CR51 Unlaw Possession of Firearms
Shawnee 86CR51 Murder, 2nd degree
SYNORACKI,ROBERT 0054930 HCF-C
McPherson 91CR3372 Attempted Murder 1st A

16 offender(s).

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January 25, 2021 Public Comment Session Zoom Link

by CJ Perez last modified Jan 11, 2021 12:38 PM

The link address is: https://kdoc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_49C_ILIqR2an8nno20yXPA

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January 6th, 2021 Zoom link

by CJ Perez last modified Dec 11, 2020 09:12 AM

The link address is: https://kdoc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kCbzsswiR-iqE9UfoDCHVw

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No Public Comment Sessions held in December 2020

by CJ Perez last modified Oct 12, 2020 02:49 PM
Please be advised that the Prisoner Review does not hold Public Comment Sessions during the months of April, July and December on an annual basis. Offenders scheduled to have public comments heard during this time will be included in the prior month's public comment sessions.

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November 2020 Schedule of Public Comment Sessions

by C.J. Perez — last modified Nov 18, 2020 03:36 PM
As part of a continued effort to be more accessible to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, the November 2020 public comment sessions will be conducted using a Zoom Webinar platform. Sessions will be offered on November 18th and 20th. Please be advised that the Prisoner Review Board will not be hosting in-person sessions at specific venues during the month of November. Those interested in attending or submitting correspondence to the Board may do so by registering and joining the scheduled Zoom Webinar and/or by mailing written comments to the PRB address included in the information below. Please utilize the Public Comment Forms in support or opposition in regard to offenders included on the November docket. Please mail to the address provided below by no later than Friday, Nov.27th. E-mail correspondence may be directed to KDOC_PRB_Public_Comment@ks.gov *Please continue to watch this website for updates to include the Zoom link and instructions on registering for an upcoming session.

The Prisoner Review Board hereby announces the schedule of public comment sessions to be held in November via Zoom Webinar.  These specific comment sessions are held so that comments can be received from any interested citizens concerning inmates who are entitled by law to a parole hearing during the month of  December 2020. The attached list shows the county of convictions, which is not necessarily the inmate’s home, nor the county to which the inmate would return if granted parole. If parole is granted, the earliest the inmate could be released from incarceration would be in January 2020.  Meetings will be conducted on the dates and  as indicated below:  

IMPORTANT:  The Zoom meeting link included below will serve as your personal registration for the upcoming November 20th public comment session.  Please follow the prompts within the registration page for confirmation and additional details.  Those wishing to attend the session are asked to join promptly at 2:00 p.m. The session will end after the last participant/s that have joined at the designated start time have spoken to the Board.   

**Please note that registration for the November 20th session will close at 12:00 p.m. (CST) on Friday, November 20th.  Those interested in attending, must be registered prior to this time, as requests for late registration will not be permitted.    

https://kdoc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yolT5s4DTDqv5mPaGOjtng 



November 18, 2020November 20, 2020 
9:00-11:00 a.m.  2:00-4:00 p.m. 
Zoom Webinar  Zoom Webinar 


The Prisoner Review Board is interested in knowing the view of citizens concerning the possible parole of these inmates. Any citizen who would like to express comments on these inmates, but is unable to attend one of the Public Comment Sessions, may send a letter to: KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, PRISONER REVIEW BOARD;  714 SW JACKSON STREET, SUITE 300;  TOPEKA, KS 66603.

Inmates are required by law to receive a hearing when they become parole eligible. Parole eligibility is not necessarily the same as parole suitability. In determining parole suitability, the Parole Board considers the following ten areas: 1) crime; 2) prior criminal history; 3) program participation; 4) disciplinary record; 5) reports of physical/mental examinations; 6) comments received from the victim, the public and criminal justice officials; 7) prison capacity; 8) input from staff where offender is housed; 9) proportionality to sentence guidelines; and 10) risk factors revealed by any risk assessment.

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November 2020 Public Comment Offender List

by CJ Perez last modified Oct 12, 2020 02:48 PM
The following list of offenders are scheduled for parole hearings with the Prisoner Review Board during the month of December 2020. These offenders may become eligible for parole in January 2021.

January 2021 PE Offenders 

(Hearing will occur in December 2020)

Commitment NameKDOC#County of OffenseCase #Kansas Offense CodeAttempted
Conspiracy
Solicitation
BRINKLEY,SHERRILL 0060164 NCF-C
Leavenworth 9201CR006 Murder, 1st degree
BROWN,CHARLES,E 0064640 EDCF-S
Wyandotte 96CR213 Murder in the First Degree
CHAVEZ,JAIME,P 0110723 HCF-C
Sedgwick 14CR716 Agg Indecent Solicitation child <14 unlawful sex
CHEEKS,JEROME 0058125 LCF-C
Wyandotte 92CR2317 Murder, 2nd degree
COYOTE,MICHAEL,L 0066650 EDCF-C
Sedgwick 98CR90 Murder in the 2nd Degree (intentional)
GREEN,MICHAEL,R 0041591 EDCF-R
Sedgwick 84CR1184 Aggravated Sodomy
Sedgwick 84CR575 Theft ($100 or More)
HAMMOND,STEVE 0036956 EDCF-C
Johnson K40775 Burglary
Johnson K40775 Theft ($100 or More)
Johnson K40775 Theft ($100 or More)
Johnson K45338 Burglary
Sedgwick 89CR163 Burglary
Kingman 90CR16 Aggravated Robbery
Kingman 90CR16 Kidnapping
Kingman 90CR16 Aggravated Burglary
Kingman 90CR16 Aggravated Kidnapping
HIGDON,CALVIN,B 0030834 EDCF-C
Sedgwick 77CR1481 Murder, 1st degree
Sedgwick 77CR1481 Aggravated Kidnapping
Sedgwick 77CR1481 Aggravated Robbery
Sedgwick 77CR1481 Rape
KING,CODY,W 0075999 LCF-C
Shawnee 01CR531 Murder in the First Degree
Ellsworth 03CR36 Traficing Contraband: Intro/Dist/ S
LEEK,KENNETH,D 0063523 HCF-C
Wyandotte 95CR2427A Murder in the First Degree
LITTRELL,DAVID,L 0106988 LCF-C
Washington 13CR6 Indecent Liberties w/Child GE 14 < 16 Lewd Fondlin
Washington 13CR6 Indecent Liberties w/Child GE 14 < 16 Lewd Fondlin
Washington 13CR6 Sexual Exploitation of Child <18
MASON,WILLIAM,H 0007442 LCF-C
Leavenworth 10934 Murder, 2nd degree
Leavenworth 10934 Aggravated Burglary
Miami 90CR101 Aggravated Kidnapping
Miami 90CR101 Aggravated Sodomy A
Miami 90CR101 Rape A
Miami 90CR101 Aggravated Sexual Battery
SPERRY,JEFFERY,J 0047031 EDCF-C
Wyandotte 95CR2246 Murder in the First Degree

13 offender(s).

February 2021 PE Offenders 

(Hearing will occur in January 2021)

*These offenders will be included in the November 2020 public comment sessions, as there are not sessions held in April, July or December on an annual basis.  Offenders scheduled during this time are included in the prior month's public comment session.  

Commitment NameKDOC#County of OffenseCase #Kansas Offense CodeAttempted
Conspiracy
Solicitation
BOWEN,WILLIE,J 0055679 EDCF-C
Reno 08CR1087 Traffic Contraband - Correctional Institution
Sedgwick 92CR368 Aggravated Battery
Sedgwick 92CR368 Murder, 1st degree
Reno 93CR544 Battery Against A Correctional Officer
BRYANT,ISSAC,D 0103136 EDCF-C
Sedgwick 06CR775 Aggravated Robbery
Sedgwick 08CR791 Aggravated Escape From Custody - held on Felony
Sedgwick 09CR1905 Aggravated Escape From Custody - held on Felony
Sedgwick 09CR2956 Aggravated Sex Battery;Intentional Touching GE16
COMSTOCK,EDWARD,III 0030618 LCF-C
Johnson K49776 Forgery
Shawnee 79CR0994B Burglary
Wyandotte 85CR12229A Forgery
Wyandotte 91CR2062A Burglary
Wyandotte 91CR2161 Indecent Liberties With A Child
ELAM,DROMICO,JAMES 0083284 HCF-E
Saline 12CR114 Indecent Solicitation of a Child
Saline 19CR18 Obstruct Legal Process or Official Duty - felony
GARDNER,JUSTIN,M 0112594 HCF-C
Sedgwick 14CR2878 Aggravated Burglary
Sedgwick 14CR3330 Aggravated Sex Battery;Intentional Touching GE16
HILLBRANDT,ANTHONY,J 0048999 HCF-C
Sedgwick 88CR1532 Burglary
Sedgwick 88CR1539 Burglary
Sedgwick 91CR2024 Aggravated Sexual Battery
Sedgwick 91CR2024 Enticement of a child
ISERHARDT,MICHAEL,GALEN 0065097 LCF-C
Shawnee 09CR2559 Aggravated Sex Battery;Intentional Touching GE16
LANE,GARY 0018872 HCF-E
Sedgwick 91CR1056 Aggravated Burglary
Sedgwick 91CR1056 Aggravated Sodomy
Sedgwick 91CR1056 Rape
MANOR,ZACHARY,RYAN 0096408 HCF-C
Pottawatomie 09CR253 Aggravated Indecent Liberties,GE14>16,Sex Intercou
Wabaunsee 18CR65 Agg battery - Phy Contact, Poss Great Bodly Hrm
NGUYEN,JEREMY,V 0073374 HCF-E
Sedgwick 01CR485 Murder in the First Degree
Sedgwick 01CR485 Criminal Discharge of firearm, occ dwelling/ harm
RAYTON,BYRON 0066065 LCF-C
Shawnee 97CR700 Murder in the First Degree
Shawnee 97CR700 Criminal Discharge Firearm, Occupied Dwelling/Veh
RIDLEY,ANTHONY 0117475 EDCF-C
Sedgwick 15CR1928 Agg Indecent Solicitation child LT14 unlawful sex A
Sedgwick 15CR1928 Agg Battery - Bodily Harm Ddly Weapon/Manner
Sedgwick 15CR1928 Lewd and Lascivious Behavior Sexual Relations LT16
SORENSON,FERNANDO,G 0100890 HCF-C
Sedgwick 10CR2352 Aggravated Indecent Solicitation of a child

13 offender(s).


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June 2020 Public Comment Sessions Cancelled

by CJ Perez last modified Aug 03, 2020 04:31 PM
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the June 2020 Public Comment Sessions normally scheduled in Kansas City, Derby and Topeka have been cancelled. Please utilize the Public Comment forms in support or opposition in regard to offenders included on the June docket. Please mail to the address provided below by no later than Friday, May 29th. E-mail correspondence may be directed to KDOC_PRB_Public_Comment@ks.gov.

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