Two Kansas Department of Corrections inmates with local cases are up for public comment sessions and possible parole later this summer.
46 year old Shawn McDiffett has been serving time on a variety of charges from a four county area, including drug-related manufacturing, possession, and distribution charges in Riley County from 1989. Other convictions include a 1991 indecent liberties with a child in Lyon County, an ’89 conviction in Sedgwick County for driving with a cancelled, suspended, or revoked license, and traffic in contraband in a penal institution in 1992 in Butler county.
Also up for a public comment session in August is 60 year old Archie Watkins Jr. Watkins was convicted in 1986 cases for aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary in Geary County.
The two were passed over for parole three years ago.
The August sessions will be the 17th at the Derby Police and Courts building, 26th at the Municipal Court House in Topeka, and August 29th at the City Hall in Kansas City. Parole hearings will be held in September with the earliest release in October of this year.