Parole board seeking comments from public
The Kansas Parole Board will conduct public comment sessions this month for inmates who are entitled to a parole hearing in August.
If parole is granted, it would be in September.
Only one inmate who has ties to Leavenworth County is among those eligible for hearings next month. That inmate is Allen Dale Randol, who was convicted in Leavenworth County of aggravated escape from custody and convicted in Ellis County of first-degree murder.
In determining inmates' suitability for parole, the parole board considers the crime or crimes; prior criminal history; program participation; disciplinary record; parole plan; comments received from the victim, the public and criminal justice officials; and prison capacity.
Public comment sessions will be conducted from 10 a.m. to noon July 24 at City Hall, One McDowell Plaza, 701 N. Seventh, Kansas City, Kan.; and from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. July 28 in the Landon State Office Building, Room 106-A, 900 S.W. Jackson St., Topeka. Anyone who would like to express an opinion but cannot attend a comment session may write to the parole board, Landon State Office Building, 900 S.W. Jackson St., Room 452-S, Topeka, 66612-1220.