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Scazzafavo eligible for parole hearing
John M. Scazzafavo
John M. Scazzafavo - photo by Kansas Department of Corrections

A man with convictions in Reno and Ellsworth counties is eligible for a parole hearing before the Kansas Prisoner Review Board in June.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the May 2020 Public Comment Sessions normally scheduled in Kansas City, Derby and Topeka have been canceled. Comment forms in support or opposition in regard to offenders who are eligible for parole hearings may be filed online (see or may be mailed to: Kansas Department of Corrections; Prisoner Review Board; 714 SW Jackson, Suite 300; Topeka, KS 66603.

John M. Scazzafavo, 35, was convicted of indecent solicitation of a child and furnishing alcohol to a minor for illicit purposes on Nov. 7, 2008, in Reno County. He also violated the offender registration requirement in 2011. His Ellsworth County convictions are for having contraband that was not a firearm in the Ellsworth Correctional Facility in 2014 and 2018. He was also convicted of a 2011 attempted burglary of a Rice County dwelling, but that case is no longer active.

Scazzafavo is currently located at the Hutchinson Correction Facility - Central where he is under special management. He is not in a work program.