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Legislation #: 940122 Introduction Date: 2/3/1994
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 2/27/1994
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FINLEY
Title: Amending Chapter 23, Municipal Correctional Institution, by repealing Section 23.11, Parole Generally, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/3/1994

Prepare to Introduce

2/3/1994

Referred Rules And Audit Committee

2/9/1994

Do Pass as a Committee Substitute

2/10/1994

Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

2/17/1994

Passed as Substituted


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 940122

 

Amending Chapter 23, Municipal Correctional Institution, by repealing Section 23.11, Parole Generally, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That Chapter 23, Municipal Correctional Institution, is hereby amended by repealing Section 23.11, Parole Generally, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter to read as follows:

 

Section 23.11. Parole Generally.

 

(a) Definition. "Parole" means the release of a prisoner prior to the expiration of his term. Such release is based upon conditions imposed by the sentencing judge of the court or by the urban community services department.

 

(b) Recommendation for Parole of Disabled Prisoners. Whenever it shall be reported to the Director of Neighborhood and Community Services that any person confined in the institution is so disabled, or is afflicted with any contagious disease, mental illness, sickness or infirmity, the director of urban community services may recommend that such person be placed on parole.

 

(c) The director may also recommend parole for prisoners not in the above categories. Such may include but not be limited to the following: in the event of overcrowding at the institution, the director may unconditionally release from custody unsentenced or sentenced prisoners nearing the end of their sentence who have behaved meritoriously and had no significant problem while incarcerated. In addition, the director may allow early release of prisoners who have served at least one-third of their sentence and who have meritoriously participated in a program established to encourage good behavior and to facilitate such early releases. Any such program shall pinpoint prisoners who, through initiative, hard work and participation in self-improvement programs, have earned such consideration. A detailed administrative procedure shall be established to implement any such program.

 

(d) Concurrence of Circuit Court. Whenever a prisoner is confined in the institution by virtue of sentencing by a judge other than a municipal judge, no parole or early release shall be granted without the express written concurrence of the judge so sentencing the prisoner.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Acting City Attorney