Jason Myles GLADWIN - 14/01/2016


Parole hearing

Under section 21(1) of the Parole Act 2002


Jason Myles GLADWIN

Hearing: 14 January 2016 at [Withheld]

Members of the Board: 
        Judge A Kiernan – Panel Convenor
        Mr A Shaw
        Mr L Comer

Support People: 




1. Jason Myles Gladwin, aged 45, is serving a four year six month sentence for drug offending.  He was convicted after trial.  His sentence end date is 1 February 2018. 

2. Mr Gladwin appeared at the hearing supported by [Withheld]. 

3. He has completed the DTU as of August 2015, completed various other courses in the prison and is a compliant prisoner. 

4. Clearly he has [Withheld] support and we have an amount of material on our file, which includes a detailed relapse prevention plan letters from Mr Gladwin and [Withheld] and others in his support, information in the parole assessment report which includes approved accommodation with [Withheld].

5. The offending for which Mr Gladwin is serving this sentence occurred in 2010 although not disposed of finally at trial until 2013.  In the period waiting for trial Mr Gladwin, on bail, entered rehabilitation and submits to the Board that he has been almost six years now abstinent from drugs.  He frankly discussed with the Board his long time cannabis use, which led to a methamphetamine addiction.  Through his drug use he met members of the Head Hunters club and essentially his case at trial was that he was stood over by gang members for his premises to be used for manufacturing methamphetamine.  The jury, as noted by the sentencing Judge, found him guilty of manufacturing either principally or assisting others who were involved.

6. Mr Gladwin also was convicted of cultivation of cannabis and it is clear from the sentencing notes that he had a significant cannabis cultivation enterprise in his property.  This property [Withheld].  But if paroled Mr Gladwin would hope to live [Withheld], while making some improvements, which as a builder he is skilled at [Withheld].  He [Withheld] to make a fresh start with [Withheld].

7. The Board today has been addressed by [Withheld] and has had a frank discussion with Mr Gladwin himself.  The Board is satisfied that given the rehabilitative work completed and the material that we have considered if Mr Gladwin is released at this point, in his sentence, he would not present an undue risk to the safety of the community, on the standard and special conditions that we impose. 

8. Release date will be [Withheld] February 2016.  Standard and special conditions will last to six months past sentence end date of 1 February 2018.
(1) To undertake and complete any programme as directed by the Probation Officer and to complete that programme to the satisfaction of the programme provider and Probation Officer.
(2) Not to possess or consume alcohol or illicit drugs.
(3) To attend an alcohol and drug programme or maintenance sessions as directed by the Probation Officer.
(4) To reside at [Withheld] and not to move from that address without the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
(5) Not to communicate or associate with any member or associate of a gang or criminal organisation including the Head Hunters Motorcycle Club, unless you have prior written approval from the Probation Officer.


Judge A Kiernan
Panel Convenor