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August 2021 Schedule of Public Comment Sessions

by CJ Perez last modified Jul 09, 2021 09:54 AM
UPDATE: In a continued effort to be more accessible to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, the August 2021 public comment sessions will be conducted using a Zoom Webinar platform. Sessions will be offered on august 4th and August 26th, 2021. Please be advised that the Prisoner Review Board will not be hosting in-person sessions at specific venues during the month of August. 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, August 27th, 2021. E-mail correspondence may be directed to KDOC_PRB_Public_Comment@ks.gov

The Prisoner Review Board hereby announces the schedule of public comment sessions to be held in August 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 September 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 October 2021.    

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*Please note that registration for the August 4th session will close at 12:00 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, August 3rd.   Those interested in attending, must be registered prior to this time, as requests for late registration will not be permitted.    

August 4, 2021  August 26, 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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