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Archive for Thursday, April 26, 2012

Board rejects Lawrence rapist’s parole request

April 26, 2012, 10:13 a.m. Updated April 26, 2012, 10:22 a.m.

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Sherman Galloway was sentenced to prison for raping two women in 1981 in Lawrence.

Sherman Galloway was sentenced to prison for raping two women in 1981 in Lawrence.

The Kansas Prison Review Board has denied parole for Sherman L. Galloway — convicted in two 1981 Lawrence rapes — according to Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay.

In 1984, Galloway was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison. But because of sentencing laws, he became eligible for a parole hearing in 1996 and has been eligible several times since.

The board passed Galloway for seven years, meaning he won’t be eligible for parole again until 2019.

Former Lawrence resident Jean Rhea was a Kansas University student when she was attacked by Galloway in 1981 on the KU campus. Rhea has helped organized a group of community members who have addressed the board in opposition to Galloway’s release several times since 1996.

Rhea had asked the board to pass Galloway for the maximum amount of time — 10 years. However, she said in an email, “I, my family and our community are very happy with this decision.”

Galloway is currently housed at Lansing Correctional Facility.

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Jayhawk1958 2 years, 7 months ago

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wordsofwisdom 2 years, 7 months ago

The Justice system seems to be handling it without the help of you and your friends, Jayhawk1958. We are all fortunate to have this person off the streets.

Stevi Scrivo Wisdom 2 years, 6 months ago

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Paula Kissinger 2 years, 6 months ago

Thanks for your input, Jayhawk1958, but we'd prefer he stay alive and suffer the rest of his life incarcerated. He will never be paroled as long as we continue to appear at his parole hearing comments sessions and he continues to refuse admission of responsibility for his actions and make amends.

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