The Kansas Prisoner Review Board will be in Hays in August for a one-time public comment session. The session is set to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Ellis County Courthouse, 1204 Fort.

Public comment session are conducted monthly in the cities of Derby, Topeka and Kansas City. The sessions provide an opportunity for victims, family, public officials, community members and other interested persons to express their support, opposition, concern or comments regarding the potential parole of offenders who are scheduled for parole hearings the following month.

According to PRB Chairman Jonathan Ogletree, “the additional Hays session provides an opportunity for individuals living in western Kansas to meet the board, speak on behalf or opposition of an offender while not having to travel such a distance.”

During the Hays session, the PRB is expected to take comments on individuals eligible for release during the months of September, October, November and December of 2016, and January and February of 2017.

For more information on the Hays session and the PRB, visit