Two inmates with area convictions are up for public comment sessions and possible parole next month.
Michael Long, 60, who was convicted in a 1982 Riley County second degree murder case, was passed over for parole two years ago. Long was sentenced in March of 1983, in connection with the murder case, which occurred in August of 1982. He’s currently held at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility and has been there many of the years he’s served.
The other individual up for a public comment session is Carlos Rodriguez-Martinez, 43, who has been serving time in jail for a 2010 Geary County case of indecent liberties with a child under 14. He’s currently housed at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility.
Public comment sessions are set for March 19th at the Finney State Office Building in Wichita, March 21st at the Landon State Office Building in Topeka, and March 24th at City Hall in Kansas City. Those who cannot attend may send a letter to the Kansas Department of Corrections in Topeka. If parole is granted, the earliest the inmate could be released would be in May of this year.