A man convicted of sex crimes in Pawnee and Barton County will be eligible for a parole hearing this fall. Randy Ray McGee, 53, is incarcerated at Hutchinson Correctional Facility-East and will have a hearing in August.
McGee was convicted of aggravated sexual battery, an offense that occurred Jan. 1, 1986, in Pawnee County, and of indecent liberties with a child that occurred in 1992 in Barton County. He was released in 2013 but returned to prison in 2016 after a parole violation.
According to the Kansas Department of Corrections website, McGee’s custody level is low-medium and he is working at a job at the correctional facility.
The Prisoner Review Board typically schedules public comment sessions the month before inmates are eligible for parole hearings, but there will be not July sessions. Written comments may be mailed to Kansas Department of Corrections, Prisoner Review Board; 714 SW Jackson, Suite 300; Topeka, KS 66603.
If placed on parole, McGee’s earliest date of release would be Sept. 1.
Looking ahead, the next inmate with convictions in central Kansas who is scheduled for a parole hearing is Charles Curtis Hunter, 55, a maximum security inmate at Larned State Hospital. After committing a series of rapes and aggravated burglaries in Lawrence in 1978, he was arrested and sentenced in 1982. His Pawnee County convictions are for battery against a youth center officer in 2005 and battery on a mental health employee in 2014.
He is eligible for a hearing in October.
Inmates are required by law to receive a hearing when they become parole-eligible, but the Prison Review Board notes that parole eligibility is not the necessarily the same as parole suitability. The Parole Board considers 10 areas, including the crime and prior criminal history, disciplinary record, prison capacity, and comments received from the victim, the public and criminal justice officials.