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Public Comment Sessions

by CJ Perez last modified Jun 07, 2021 12:36 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.
  •  

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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June 2021 Schedule of Public Comment Sessions

by C.J. Perez — last modified Jun 07, 2021 12:37 PM
The June 2021 public comment sessions will be conducted using a Zoom Webinar platform. Sessions will be offered on June 2nd and June 11th, 2021. Please be advised that the Prisoner Review Board will be accepting comments for offenders with hearings scheduled in both July AND August, as there will not be a July public comment session held. 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 July docket. Please mail to the address provided below by no later than Friday, June 25th. 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 June 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 July and August 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 in August /September 2021.  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 June 11th 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 June 11th session will close at 12:00 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, June 10th.  Those interested in attending, must be registered prior to this time, as requests for late registration will not be permitted.    

June 02, 2021 June 11, 2021 
Closed  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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June 11th PCS Zoom Link

by CJ Perez last modified Jun 07, 2021 12:38 PM

The link address is: https://kdoc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eeGGlkHkTbmmvZhljM9KGg

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June 2021 Public Comment Offender List

by CJ Perez last modified May 06, 2021 03:39 PM
The following list of offenders are scheduled for parole hearings with the Prisoner Review Board during the month of July 2021. These offenders may become eligible for parole in August 2021.

August 2021 PE Offenders 

(Hearing will occur in July 2021)

Commitment NameKDOC#County of OffenseCase #Kansas Offense CodeAttempted
Conspiracy
Solicitation
EDCF-C
BURTON,ROBERT,L 0091946
Harvey 07CR300 Indecent Liberties w/Child GE 14 < 16 Lewd Fondlin
Harvey 07CR305 Aggravated Sex Battery;Intentional Touching GE16
DIXON,CAIN,JR 0051158
Leavenworth 09CR262 Aggravated Battery-Intentional, Great Bodly Harm A
Sedgwick 89CR2223 Aggravated Burglary
Sedgwick 89CR2223 Attempted Murder 1st A
Sedgwick 89CR2223 Murder, 1st degree
GRIFFIN,LARRY,J,JR 0062414
Shawnee 95CR2598 Murder in the First Degree
Shawnee 95CR2598 Attempted Murder in 1st Degree A
Shawnee 95CR2598 Criminal Possession Firearm;Bar<12", 5yr Felon
JONES,ROBERT,W 0052798
Sedgwick 90CR1699 Aggravated Burglary
Sedgwick 90CR1699 Aggravated Robbery
Sedgwick 90CR1699 Rape
LEIGHTY,BRANDON,JAMES 0077592
Bourbon 01CR289 Murder in the First Degree
TAYLOR,TRAE,LABRE 0112182
Sedgwick 14CR3332 Indecent Liberties w/Child GE 14 < 16 Lewd Fondlin
Reno 19CR786 Robbery A
EDCF-S
IRWIN,WILLIAM,O,JR 0064717
Doniphan 97CR183 Murder in the First Degree
MASON,GILBERT,A 0007242
Dickinson 05CR72 Kidnapping
Geary 21089 Aggravated Burglary
Geary 21089 Robbery
Geary 21089 Kidnapping
Dickinson 81CR225 Kidnapping
Dickinson 81CR225 Aggravated Assault
Dickinson 81CR225 Unlaw Possession of Firearms
HCF-C
MEDRANO,DANIEL 0067610
Sedgwick 98CR2005 Murder in the First Degree
Sedgwick 98CR2005 Criminal Discharge firearm, occupied dwel w/gr/hrm
Sedgwick 98CR2005 Attempted Murder in 1st Degree A
Sedgwick 98CR2005 Attempted Murder in 1st Degree A
WILLIAMS,ELIATHAN 0089267
Douglas 06CR2351 Aggravated Indecent Liberties,GE14<16,Sex Intercou
Douglas 06CR2351 Indecent Liberties w/Child GE 14 < 16 Lewd Fondlin
Douglas 06CR2351 Indecent Liberties w/Child GE 14 < 16 Lewd Fondlin
Sedgwick 18CR2116 Sexual Exploitation Child; Poss Visual child LT18 A
LCF-C
LASTER,CODE,T 0064870
Wyandotte 96CR1708A Murder in the First Degree
LEWIS,DARRYL,L 0050082
Wyandotte 88CR01930 Aggravated Robbery
Wyandotte 89CR1428 Theft ($500 thru $50,000)
Wyandotte 89CR1428 Murder, 2nd degree
LYONS,ANTAWIN,B 0065164
Shawnee 96CR3061 Murder in the First Degree
STEWART,DUSTIN,DEAN 0092499
Graham 11CR20 Aggravated Indecent Solicitation of a child
WERTZ,HOWARD,R 0052954
Sedgwick 90CR1944 Murder, 1st degree
LCMHF
SMITH,MICHAEL,E 0098221
Harvey 06CR462 Aggravated Indecent Liberties,GE14<16,Sex Intercou

16 offender(s).

September 2021 PE Offenders 

(Hearing will occur in August 2021)

Commitment NameKDOC#County of OffenseCase #Kansas Offense CodeAttempted
Conspiracy
Solicitation
ECF
DYKES,LARNELL,L 0053861
Sedgwick 90CR2155 Aggravated Burglary
Sedgwick 90CR2155 Aggravated Robbery
Sedgwick 90CR2155 Rape
Sedgwick 90CR2155 Aggravated Kidnapping
Leavenworth 9112CR0514 Aggravated Escape From Custody
EDCF-C
BAKER,THOMAS,R 0039280
Marshall 84CR104 Aggravated Robbery
Marshall 84CR104 Criminal Damage to Property ($150 or More)
JOHNSON,KEITH 0047909
Johnson K57226 Aggravated Robbery
Johnson K57226 Attempted Murder 1st A
PIERCE,CHRISTOPHER 0058077
Wyandotte 93CR1197B Aggravated Robbery
Wyandotte 93CR1197B Kidnapping
HCF-C
MARTINEZ-MOZQUEDA,EDUARDO 0076012
Ford 01CR430 Murder in the First Degree
Ford 01CR430 Aggravated Burglary
HCF-E
SELMAN,MARK,A 0056087
Republic 92CR20 Indecent Liberties With A Child
LCF-C
GALLIHER,BRENTON,BERNARD 0105063
Johnson 11CR215 Indecent Liberties w/Child GE 14 < 16 Lewd Fondlin
HOBBS,TONY,A 0035640
Shawnee 80CR171 Murder, 2nd degree
Shawnee 80CR171 Murder, 1st degree
WOODWARD,DAVID,L 0055044
Sedgwick 91CR792 Murder, 1st degree
Sedgwick 91CR792 Indecent Liberties With A Child
Sedgwick 91CR792 Rape
Sedgwick 91CR792 Kidnapping
Sedgwick 91CR792 Sexual Exploitation of a Child
LCMHF
TORRENCE,CHARLES,M 0008977
Sedgwick CR10069 Aggravated Robbery
Sedgwick CR10069 Aggravated Burglary
Sedgwick CR12465 Aggravated Robbery
Sedgwick 13CR1383 Aggravated Robbery
Sedgwick 13CR1383 Criminal Possess Firearm; Felon or drug offender
Sedgwick 13CR1713 Aggravated Robbery
Sedgwick 13CR1713 Robbery
Sedgwick 13CR1713 Aggravated Robbery
Sedgwick 13CR942 Aggravated Robbery A
Sedgwick 80CR534 Aggravated Robbery
Sedgwick 86CR1811 Perjury (Other than Felony Trial)
Sedgwick 91CR1594 Aggravated Robbery
WCF
NANCE,STEVEN,W 0058406
Reno 93CR149 Indecent Liberties With A Child

11 offender(s).

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May 2021 Schedule of Public Comment Sessions

by CJ Perez last modified May 18, 2021 02:24 PM
UPDATE: In a continued effort to be more accessible to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 2021 public comment sessions will be conducted using a Zoom Webinar platform. Sessions will be offered on May 5th and May 19, 2021. Please be advised that the Prisoner Review Board will not be hosting in-person sessions at specific venues during the month of May. 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 June docket. Please mail to the address provided below by no later than Friday, May 28th, 2021. 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 May 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 June 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 July 2021.    

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*Please note that registration for the May 19th session will close at 12:00 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, May 18th.   Those interested in attending, must be registered prior to this time, as requests for late registration will not be permitted.    

** The May 19th Zoom Registration is now CLOSED.  

May 5, 2021  May 19, 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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May 2021 Public Comment Offender List

by CJ Perez last modified Apr 16, 2021 04:45 PM
The following list of offenders are scheduled for parole hearings with the Prisoner Review Board during the month of June 2021. These offenders may become eligible for parole in July 2021.

July 2021 PE Offenders 

(Hearings will occur in June 2021) 

Commitment NameKDOC#County of OffenseCase #Kansas Offense CodeAttempted
Conspiracy
Solicitation
ECF
ABEL,DOUGLAS,L,R 0052478
Shawnee 94CR2850 Aggravated Burglary
Shawnee 94CR2850 Aggravated Robbery
Shawnee 94CR2850 Murder in the First Degree
HENRY,DUANE,A 0060276
Johnson 94CR1982 Murder, 1st degree
TORRES,ABEL 0076931
Wichita 01CR39 Murder in the First Degree
EDCF-C
HAAG,TYLER,TODD 0092600
McPherson 08CR71 Aggravated Indecent Liberties/Child <14;Fondling
KUYKENDALL,JEROME 0064342
Shawnee 96CR658 Murder in the First Degree
Shawnee 96CR658 Aggravated Assault
Shawnee 96CR658 Aggravated Assault
Shawnee 96CR658 Aggravated Robbery
WILLIAM,JOHN 0050791
Douglas 88CR969 Murder, 1st degree
HCF-C
BOHANON,CLEDITH,L 0030993
Sedgwick 77CR2050 Theft ($100 or More)
Sedgwick 77CR2050 Burglary
Sedgwick 77CR2593 Burglary
Sedgwick 79CR1573 Aggravated Burglary
Sedgwick 79CR1573 Aggravated Assault
Sedgwick 79CR1573 Aggravated Battery Against Law Enforcement Officer
SCAZZAFAVO,JOHN,M 0102967
Reno 09CR938 Indecent Solicitation of a Child
Reno 09CR938 Furnishing alcohol to minor for illicit purposes
Reno 11CR501 Offender Registration
Ellsworth 14CR28 Contraband; Non firearm, etc non employee
Ellsworth 18CR26 Contraband; Non firearm, etc by non employee
WINTER,DOUGLAS,S 0056375
Haskell 94CR79 Aggravated Battery - Intentional, Bodily Harm
Haskell 96CR51 Murder in the First Degree
Haskell 96CR51 Agg Escape From Custody - Violence or threat viol
LCF-C
CANAAN,MARVIN,L 0062880
Johnson 95CR45 Murder in the First Degree
Johnson 95CR45 Aggravated Robbery
Johnson 95CR45 Aggravated Burglary
COX,THOMAS,L 0030731
Sedgwick 77CR43 Aggravated Juvenile Delinquency
Sedgwick 79CR2186 Aggravated Burglary
Sedgwick 79CR2186 Rape
JACKSON,ANDRE,D 0056265
Sedgwick 92CR1457 Aggravated Battery
Sedgwick 92CR1457 Aggravated Robbery
Sedgwick 92CR1457 Kidnapping
Sedgwick 92CR1457 Aggravated Kidnapping
KITCHEN,HAROLD 0074884
Wyandotte 01CR2231 Murder in the First Degree
Wyandotte 01CR2231 Murder in the First Degree
Wyandotte 01CR2231 Aggravated Robbery
Reno 03CR1118 Battery Against a Correctional Officer
Leavenworth 10CR687 Aggravated Assault
MOSES,STEVE 0056669
Leavenworth 15CR665 Contraband: Non firearm, etc non employee A
Wyandotte 92CR1807 Aggravated Robbery
Wyandotte 92CR1807 Murder, 1st degree
REED,JAMES,L 0007392
Sedgwick CR7688 Aggravated Battery
Reno CR9745 Rape A
Shawnee 78CR1047 Aggravated Kidnapping
Shawnee 78CR1047 Rape
SPRY,GEORGE,R 0064661
Sedgwick 03CR1804 Criminal Threat
Sedgwick 03CR1804 Criminal Threat
Sedgwick 93CR2032 Murder in the First Degree
LCMHF
DIX,JERRY,MONROE,III 0107375
Saline 13CR959 Indecent Liberties w/Child GE 14 < 16 Lewd Fondlin
JORDAN,DAVID,C 0052792
Seward 90CR199 Murder, 1st degree
NCF-C
CHARLSEN,JASON,BARRIE 0113222
Atchison 16CR5 Sexual Exploitation of Child <18

19 offender(s).

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No Public Comment Sessions held in July 2021

by CJ Perez last modified May 06, 2021 03:40 PM
Please be advised that the Prisoner Review does not hold Public Comment Sessions during the months of 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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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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