Ivan James WILSON - 04/12/2018

Parole Hearing

Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002

Ivan James WILSON

Hearing: 4 December 2018

at Auckland Prison

via AVL from Christchurch Women’s Prison

Members of the Board:

  • Sir Ron Young – Chairperson
  • Assoc Prof. P Brinded
  • Ms P Rose


  • [withheld]


  1. Ivan James Wilson was sentenced to preventive detention arising from indecencies with males in 2008.  He had previous similar offending and a previous breach of parole.
  2. When the Parole Board saw him in January 2016 they made a postponement order.  They were concerned about Mr Wilson’s lack of rehabilitation programmes.
  3. As to the current position, the psychologist noticed that his current offending was committed shortly after his release on parole for similar offending and that in 2008 he had a Kia Marama sex offender treatment programme, which self-evidently, did not achieve its purpose to avoid future reoffending.
  4. In 2016, he was removed from the Kia Marama sex offender treatment programme because of his conduct.  There was individual psychological treatment in 2017 because it was suggested then that he had problems with group rehabilitation programmes.  Unfortunately, the difficulties that Mr Wilson had during this time seem to have caused  some distrust with the Department of Corrections staff and complete distrust of the Kia Marama sex offender treatment programme.  It was then suggested that he go to the Te Piriti special treatment programme for child sex offenders.  He is now being assessed to see if he is suitable for that programme.  The final date is not yet clear however, that programme at its earliest is not due to start until April 2019.
  5. The Principal Corrections Officer advised that Mr Wilson had positive feedback for the short time he had been in the assessment stage and is optimistic that he will be accepted onto the programme.
  6. We are satisfied that Mr Wilson, essentially untreated, or certainly not successfully treated currently, remains an undue risk and parole therefore is refused.
  7. We will see him again in June 2020.  We have assessed that as an appropriate time because of the following. First, assuming that he does qualify for the Te Piriti special treatment programme for child sex offenders in April 2019, that programme is approximately nine months in length.  In addition, there will be a further period of maintenance, perhaps six months and then formal reports will need to be prepared, both the parole assessment report and by the psychologist, as to the efficacy of the treatment he has had.
  8. Parole therefore is formally refused.  We will see Mr Wilson by the end of June 2020.

Sir Ron Young