Lucille Sarah SCOLLAY - 06/07/2016

Parole Hearing

Under section 21(1) of the Parole Act 2002

Lucille Sarah SCOLLAY

Hearing: 6 July 2016 at [withheld] via [withheld]

Members of the Board:
Mr J Thomson – Panel Convenor
Ms P Rose
Mr L Tawera


1. Lucille Sarah Scollay, aged 47, is serving a sentence of six years’ imprisonment for the manslaughter of her husband.  The sentence was imposed on 13 March 2014 and the parole eligibility date was 5 August 2015.  The sentence ends on 4 August 2019.

2. Ms Scollay was last scheduled to appear before the Board on 4 August 2015.  She chose not to appear as she was undertaking the Drug Treatment Unit Programme.  She had by that time already completed the [withheld].  Unfortunately Ms Scollay did not manage to complete the Drug Treatment Unit Programme.  The report states that she was unable to maintain a consistent approach.  When she was challenged about aspects of her behaviour she became aggressive and was seen as unsafe and a risk to other members of the group.  She was discharged from the programme and indicated that she did not wish to return.

3. Ms Scollay has a minimum security classification.  Despite this she was the subject of an incident in May of this year for fighting with another prisoner.  The parole assessment report observes that she struggles to apply the learning from the Kowhiritanga Programme.

4. More heartening is the indication that she is scheduled to engage in the intensive Alcohol and Other Drug Programme later this month.  She indicated a willingness to undertake this programme.

5. Ms Scollay indicated to the Board that she is not ready for release.  She has no proposed address.

6. In view of the fact that Ms Scollay has no plan for release the Board cannot find that she poses no undue risk to the safety of the community.

7. Accordingly parole is declined.

8. Ms Scollay will be seen again by the Board in July next year and in any event no later than 31 July next year.

9. For that hearing a psychologist’s report is requested.  The Board asks that the report address Ms Scollay’s level of risk and how this might be managed either in the community or by further programmes or treatment in prison.

J R Thomson
Panel Convenor