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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 *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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