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MADAMS - Mathew Thomas - 01/12/2017

Parole hearing

Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002

Mathew Thomas MADAMS

Hearing: 1 December 2017

At [withheld]

Via AVL from New Zealand Parole Board, Wellington

Members of the Board:

  • Alan Ritchie – Panel Convenor
  • Mr R Gray
  • Ms G Hughes

Counsel: [withheld]

Support People: [withheld]

DECISION OF THE BOARD

1. Mathew Thomas Madams, 38, appeared for the further consideration of parole on his sentence of two years four months for manslaughter.

2. Mr Madams was not the principal offender.  The victim was murdered.  Mr Madams was charged with being a party to murder but later pleaded guilty to manslaughter.  It seemed clear that Mr Madams had fallen under the influence of his father who was firmly ensconced in Black Power.

3. The prison security classification is minimum, the RoC*RoI .15666 and the sentence expiry date is 7 March 2018.

4. The low RoC*RoI has been a barrier to usual rehabilitative work.  Mental health issues have been a complicating factor.

5. On 5 October 2017 the Board indicated that if there could be suitable accommodation a short period of parole would be supported.

6. We have confirmation of appropriate supported accommodation in [withheld].

7. Mr Madams has spoken well to us, as has [withheld], and we are satisfied that a fresh start away from Whanganui is in Mr Madams’ best interests.

8. He will be released on [withheld].

9. Mr Madams will be subject to the standard conditions set out in section 14 of the Parole Act 2002 and the following special conditions, with all conditions continuing for six months beyond the statutory release date.

(1) If directed, to attend and complete an appropriate alcohol and drug programme to the satisfaction of the Probation Officer and treatment provider.

(2) Undertake and complete appropriate treatment or counselling as directed by your Probation Officer, to the satisfaction of the Probation Officer.

(3) To reside at [withheld] and not move from that address without the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.

(4) To comply with all rules issued by any accommodation sponsor including any curfew more restrictive than we otherwise set.

(5) For three months from the date of release not to be away from your residence between the hours of 10.00pm to 5.00am daily without the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.

(6) Undertake and complete a vocational and/or educational course as may be directed by the Probation Officer.

(7) Undertake budgeting advice with Work and Income New Zealand to the satisfaction of the Probation Officer.

(8) Not to engage in any community group, club or association without the prior written approval of the Probation Officer.

(9) Not to enter the Wanganui City Area without the prior written approval of the Probation Officer. If approval is granted you are to comply with the directions or restrictions imposed by the Probation Officer.

(10) Not to have contact or otherwise associate with the victims of your offending, directly or indirectly, unless you have the prior written consent of your Probation Officer.

(11) To advise your Probation Officer of all medical appointments.

(12) Take, with your consent, any medication prescribed for you by a health professional.

Alan Ritchie
Panel Convenor