Kansas officials review inmates for possible early release

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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.”

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