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Parole Board sets public hearings
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Dennis Shaw III

Two inmates with convictions in Barton or Pawnee County are eligible for parole hearings this summer. The Prisoner Review Board has announced public comment sessions will be held in June. There will be no public comments session in July, so the June session is for inmates who are entitled by law to a parole hearing during the months of July and August 2019.

Dennis E. Shaw III

Dennis E. Shaw III, 65, is under maximum-security incarceration at Lansing Correctional Facility-Central. He has been in custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections since a parole violation in 1980. He is serving sentences for attempted aggravated sexual battery, committed Feb. 9, 1990, in Leavenworth County; aggravated robbery, committed Jan. 27, 1975, in Sedgwick County; attempted battery of a state corrections officer or employee, committed July 1, 2009, in Pawnee County; attempted rape, committed Oct. 31, 1978, in Sedgwick County; and attempted rape, committed Sept. 6, 1988, in Pawnee County.

He was disciplined in April for disobeying orders, lewd acts and interfering with official duties.

Shaw is eligible for a parole hearing in July. If parole is granted, the earliest he could be released would be Aug. 1.

Randy R. McGee

Randy R. McGee, 54, is serving a sentence for indecent liberties with a child, committed July 25, 1992, in Barton County. He has a previous conviction, no longer active, for aggravated sexual battery, committed Jan. 1, 1986, in Barton County.

He is incarcerated at Hutchinson Correctional Facility-East where his custody level is low-medium. He is working in a job.

After a conditional release to Sedgwick County in 2013, he returned to custody after a parole violation in 2016.

His earliest possible release date is Sept. 1 and he is scheduled for a parole hearing in August.

Public comments

Public comment sessions will be held:

June 3 - 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall, One McDowell Plaza, 701 N. 7th St., Kansas City

June 19 - 10 a.m. to noon at Derby Police and Courts, 1st Floor, 229 N. Baltimore

June 21 - 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Municipal Court House, 2nd Floor, 214 SE 8th St., Topeka

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 Jackson St., 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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Randy McGee