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PUMIPI - Rere Topou - 08/11/2016

Parole Hearing
Under section 21(1) of the Parole Act 2002

Conditions hearing
Under section 18(2) (SRD) of the Parole Act 2002

Rere Topou PUMIPI

Hearing: 8 November 2016 at [Withheld]

Members of the Board:

  • Judge D Mather – Panel Convenor
  • Ms G Hughes
  • Mr R Crotty

DECISION OF THE BOARD

1. Mr Pumipi has waived his attendance at this hearing, indicating that he does not want parole.

2. His sentence of four years three months for a number of offences, primarily of violence, ends on 2 March 2017.

3. He was released on parole in July 2014 and then recalled in April 2015, following an incident where he assaulted another man while drunk.  His index offending involved serious and gratuitous violence.

4. The recent psychological report, for which Mr Pumipi refused to be interviewed, notes his history of aggression and weapon use as well as substance abuse.  In the psychologist’s view Mr Pumipi should do an AOD Programme as well as the SRP.

5. He told his case manager that he was not interested in the programmes, and there is now no time left for him to do any.

6. He has no accommodation arranged and is likely to require the assistance of [Withheld].

7. Parole is declined.  Given Mr Pumipi’s attitude we see little purpose in bringing him back prior to his sentence end date.  He will accordingly be released at his sentence end date.

8. He will be subject to standard release conditions for six months after his sentence end date.  So far as special release conditions are concerned, we have made some changes to the conditions proposed in the recent parole assessment report.  The following special release conditions will be in force for six months following sentence end date.
(1) To attend and complete an appropriate departmental programme if and as recommended by an assessment to the satisfaction of your Probation Officer and programme provider. Details of the appropriate programme to be determined by your Probation Officer.
(2) Undertake and advise complete appropriate treatment/counselling, including for alcohol and drug abuse, to the satisfaction of the Probation Officer and treatment provider. The details of the counselling or treatment to be determined by your Probation Officer.
(3) To reside at an address approved by the Probation Officer and not to move from that address without the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
(4) To notify your Probation Officer prior to starting, terminating or changing your position or place of employment.
(5) You are not to have contact or otherwise associate with any victim of your offending, directly or indirectly, unless you have the prior written consent of your Probation Officer.
(6) You are not to consume or possess alcohol or illicit drugs.

Judge D Mather
Panel Convenor