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FENTON - Natalie Roselyn - 18/07/2012

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

Natalie Roselyn FENTON

18 July 2012
at [Withheld] Prison

Members of the Board:
Judge P Mahony (Panel Convenor)
Mr R Lewis
Mr R Wilson



Natalie Roselyn Fenton appeared before the Board today having been seen by the Board on 3 February 2012 after she had become IDU-positive.  That changed her security classification and she has worked her way through a process which now sees her at minimum level of security.  She has also undertaken an engineering course which she says she loves and that is to be finished in two weeks time.  She will then be able to work outside the wire. 

The planning is for her to return to self-care and that will open the door to home leaves and release to work.  The Prison Manager who has supported her over a number of years was present at today’s hearing and she will take a hand in seeing that a hui, which was planned for March 2012, is now arranged. 

It is important that Ms Fenton does continue the work of reintegration especially through temporary releases which have involved up to 48 hours away. 

We note also that she began release-to-work in May 2010.  If all of that can be put back on track, she should be in a position to present a much more positive picture to the Board in six months time when we will see her again.

Judge P Mahony
Panel Convenor


•    You may apply for a review of the Board’s decision under section 67(1).  The only grounds under which you may make an application for review are that the Board, in making its decision:

a)    Failed to comply with procedures in the Parole Act 2002; or
b)    Made an error of law; or
c)    Failed to comply with Board policy resulting in unfairness to the offender; or
d)    Based its decision on erroneous or irrelevant information that was material to the decision reached; or
e)    Acted without jurisdiction.

•    To apply for a review you must write to the Board within 28 days of its decision stating which of the above ground(s) you consider to be relevant in your case and giving reasons why you believe that ground(s) applies.
•    Reviews are considered on the papers only.  There is no hearing in respect of your Review Application.