TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials are making plans to free some Kansas prison inmates who are close to finishing their sentences amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Gov. Laura Kelly said at a news conference Tuesday that “hopefully we will be able to move quite a few of those folks back into their community.”
Priority will be given to inmates with “viable plans,” such as a place to live or a job.
She offered no specific numbers and noted that the state will coordinate with local officials so that there will be “no surprises.”