A Kansas Department of Corrections inmate with previous convictions in area counties is eligible for a parole hearing in June. Public comment sessions will be held in May.
John Michael Scazzafavo, 34, is in maximum security custody at Hutchinson Correctional Facility-Central. If granted parole, the earliest he could be released is July.
Paroled in 2017, Scazzafavo was released in Ellsworth County and returned to custody after a parole violation in April of 2018. His offenses include indecent solicitation of a child and furnishing alcohol to a minor for illicit purposes, committed on Nov. 7, 2008, in Reno County; and drug contraband convictions in 2014 and 2018 in Ellsworth County. He was also convicted of attempting to burgle a dwelling on Aug. 5, 2011, in Rice County, although that case is no longer active.
The Prisoner Review Board will hold public comment sessions for inmates who are eligible for June hearings on May 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall in Kansas City; May 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Derby Police and Courts building; and May 17, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Topeka Municipal Courthouse. Any citizen who would like to express comments on the inmate may attend a hearing or send a letter to: Kansas Department of Corrections, Prisoner Review Board; 714 SW Jackson, Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603.