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MCISAAC - Eric Baden - 16/06/2015

Parole hearing

Under section 21(1) of the Parole Act 2002

Conditions hearing

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

Eric Baden MCISAAC

Hearing: 16 June 2015 at

Members of the Board:

Alan Ritchie – Panel Convenor
Ms T Williams-Blyth
Mr P Elenio


1. Eric Baden McIsaac, 25, has waived his entitlement to appear for the setting of final release conditions on his sentence of 2 years seven months for arson.

2. The prison security classification is minimum, the RoC*RoI 0.59995 and the sentence expiry date is 14 July 2015.

3. Mr McIsaac has continued to decline all opportunities for rehabilitative intervention.  The last Board sought a psychological assessment report but Mr McIsaac declined to engage with the psychologist.

4. We understand there has been assistance given to Mr McIsaac by Regional Forensic Mental Health Services.

5. There is no available accommodation.

6. We are left with no option but to move to the setting of final release conditions.  We are imposing a condition which will require Mr McIsaac to comply with any direction to engage with Community Mental Health Services.  We note the point in the parole assessment report that he will be encouraged to engage with those services but that the Probation Officer will not be able to compel him to accept treatment.  Mr McIsaac can reflect on what might be best for him in all of the circumstances.

7. Mr McIsaac will be released on his statutory release date.  He will be subject to the standard conditions set out in section 14 of the Parole Act and the following special conditions with all conditions continuing for six months beyond the statutory release date.
(1) To attend an assessment for any programme, treatment or counselling if directed by the probation officer. Details of the appropriate programme to be determined by your Probation Officer.
(2) To reside at an address specified by the Probation Officer and not to move from that address without the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
(3) 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.
(4) To comply with any direction given by your Probation Officer to engage with Community Mental Health Services.

Alan Ritchie
Panel Convenor