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MANGLES - Jarrod Allan - 06/05/2013

MANGLES Jarrod Allan - 06/05/2013


Parole hearing

Under Section 21 (1) of the Parole Act 2002


Jarrod Allan MANGLES
6 May 2013 at (withheld)

Members of the Board
Hon. J W Gendall - Panel Convenor
Dr J Skipworth
Mr R Lewis
Mr D Bailey


Decision of the Board

1.                  Mr Mangles is serving a life sentence for the crime of murder which was imposed on 6 April 2004.  The crime was committed when he was aged 15 and it remained unsolved for 16 years.  He has a parole eligibility date of 24 March 2013 and when was seen by the Board at that time parole was decline and notice was given to him of the possibility of a postponement order being made.

2.                  The Board saw Mr Mangles today simply for consideration of the issue of postponement.

3.                  Mr Mangles has a RoC*RoI of .75093 and abused alcohol, cannabis and other drugs from the age of 13.  Between the time of his commission of the murder and ultimate conviction he accumulated over 80 convictions and had 27 prison sentences for crimes involving drugs, violence, wounding, burglary, alcohol related driving and has clearly had a disturbing history.  He acknowledges that he needs to undertake the recommended programmes, namely DTU and STURP and although he was earlier ambivalent about this, he is described as being motivated and he realistically does not see the likelihood of parole for “several years”.

4.                  Mr Mangles is to start the DTU Programme on 27 May 2013 and scheduled to graduate in August and thereafter there will be the STURP and other treatment interventions necessary.

5.                  Although the Board, in March this year, mentioned the possibility of a three year postponement, we think this may be rather too long.  Nevertheless it is clear that Mr Mangles will not be able to be granted parole within the 12 month period from the time he was last seen, namely 13 March 2013, and in our discretion we make a postponement order for a period of two years and the time will commence as at 13 March 2013.

Hon. J Warwick Gendall QC
Panel Convenor

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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.
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