Jason Sean KING - 04/12/2018

Parole Hearing

Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002

Jason Sean KING

Hearing: 4 December 2018

at Whanganui Prison

via AVL from New Zealand Parole Board, Wellington

Members of the Board:

  • Alan Ritchie – Panel Convenor
  • Mr G Crowley
  • Mr M Quigg

Support Persons:

  • [withheld]
  • [withheld]
  • [withheld]


  1. Jason Sean King, 29, has as appeared for the further consideration of parole on his sentence of three years nine months for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and participating in an organised criminal group.
  2. Mr King has an extensive criminal history but this is the first long sentence.
  3. The prison security classification is minimum, the RoC*RoI .60315 and the sentence expiry date is 18 November 2020.
  4. On 30 April 2018, the Board noted that Mr King was partway through Mauri Tu Pae with the Drug Treatment Programme (DTP) to follow.
  5. Mr King has completed his rehabilitative programmes with a very good report.  He has had a whānau hui, through a guided released to the proposed accommodation, which is in [withheld].
  6. There was some question mark raised about the presence in the home of Mr King's [withheld] but, in the particular circumstances, we do not see that as a factor militating against a direction for release.  We believe that Mr King is in an extremely positive state of mind.  The risk to [withheld], in our view, would arise from exposure to the antisocial types who figured in Mr King's criminal career.  We are satisfied that [withheld] and others will and be alert to any such problems.
  7. The Principal Corrections Officer spoke particularly well of Mr King.  He has for the last several weeks been engaged on release to work and is valued in that regard.
  8. Mr King will be looking for his own employment on release but in the meantime [withheld] tells us that he will be providing Mr King with some employment around [withheld].
  9. The seriousness of the index offending and the time left on the sentence establish, for us, the special circumstances necessary to have the Board's continued involvement in the oversight of compliance with conditions.  We will be calling for a report from the Department to be provided to us in May 2019.  The Board will consider that report on its receipt and if there are any problems whatsoever we will be directing Mr King to attend a face-to-face hearing with the Board for discussion.  Mr King will be aware of his liability to be recalled to serve the remainder of his sentence in prison if there are any problems.
  10. Mr King will be subject to the standard conditions set out in section 14 of the Parole Act and to certain special conditions with all conditions continuing until the statutory release date.
  11. One of the conditions relates to alcohol and drugs and we are advising Mr King of his obligation to submit to the monitoring or testing compliance with that condition when directed by an authorised person.
  12. Another of the special conditions relates to a curfew.  It will continue for a period of three months from release date but it can be readily reinstated on application by the Department should the need arise.
  13. The release date will be [withheld] December 2018.
  14. The special conditions are.

    (1) To reside at [withheld], or any other address approved in writing by a Probation Officer, and not move from that address unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.

    (2) For three months from the date of your release, not to stay away from your approved address, between the hours of 10:00pm and 5:00am, without the prior written consent of a Probation Officer.

    (3) Not to possess, use, or consume alcohol, controlled drugs or psychoactive substances except controlled drugs prescribed for you by a health professional.

    (4) Not to communicate or associate, directly or indirectly, with any person known to you to associate with the Black Power gang unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.

    (5) To attend an alcohol and drug assessment, and attend, participate in and complete any treatment or counselling directed by a Probation Officer.

    (6) To undertake maintenance as directed by the Probation Officer and to the satisfaction of the Probation Officer and provider.

    (7) Not to have contact or otherwise associate, with any victim of your offending, directly or indirectly, unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.

    (8) If directed, to comply with any direction made under section 29B(2)(b) of the Parole Act 2002 to attend a hearing at a time and place to be notified to you.

Alan Ritchie
Panel Convenor