Parole Board, Kansas
The Kansas Parole Board plays a very significant role in the two sentencing systems that presently govern those confined by the Kansas Department of Corrections. Under the indeterminate release structure, the Parole Board determines when an incarcerated inmate will be released. Furthermore, the Board establishes supervision conditions of parole and conditional release; discharges successful parole and conditional releasees from supervision per the recommendation of the Parole Officer; and revokes the release of those who have violated the conditions of their supervision.
On July 1, 1993, the legislature enacted the sentencing guidelines system. In this process, the Parole Board was given the added responsibility of establishing conditions of supervision for inmates released on post release supervision. The Board is also responsible for revoking those individuals who have violated their conditions of release.
Under both systems, the Parole Board has the responsibility to review Executive Clemency applications and make recommendations to the Governor regarding the clemency.
The Parole Board strives to cooperate fully with all criminal justice agencies for the continuing advancement of criminal justice and public safety in the State of Kansas. The Board also strives to be accessible to victims of crimes and other concerned citizens, and to be receptive to their input.
The Kansas Parole Board's web site is found at http://docnet.dc.state.ks.us/KPB/default.htm.