Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: A list of Kansas prisoners being considered for parole and a schedule of hearings by month.
Why you’d want it: To learn more about the Kansas Prisoner Review Board and what it does or to comment about a prisoner up for parole.
Where you get it: For a list of prisoners eligible for parole by month and hearings scheduled by month, go to http://www.doc.ks.gov/prb/public-comment-sessions-1.