Dwayne DAVIS - 10/07/2019

Parole Hearing

Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002

Dwayne John DAVIS

Hearing: 10 July 2019

at Invercargill Prison by AVL from New Zealand Parole Board, Wellington

Members of the Board:

  • Ms M More – Panel Convenor
  • Ms G Hughes
  • Mr S Perry

Support Persons:

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


  1. Dwayne John Davis is 42, he makes his third appearance before the Parole Board on a sentence of five years for doing an indecent act with/upon a boy of 12 to 16, and a number of charges relating to sell/give/supply/administer/deal Class 2 and Class 3 (cannabis) drugs.
  2. Mr Davis was found guilty by a jury who said that he supplied drugs to under‑age boys in his home.  The drugs were oxycodone and cannabis.  He was also found guilty of sexual contact with one of the boys.
  3. Mr Davis has a RoC*RoI of .34771, his statutory release date is 27 June 2021, he has two years remaining on his sentence.
  4. Mr Davis’ security classification is minimum, he has recently applied to work outside the wire, and the Principal Corrections Officer tells us that he is doing well in the wing.
  5. Mr Davis told the Board that he did not actually supply the drugs to the children, he said that they were freely available in his house and he accepts that he allowed the victims and his own children to help themselves.  By further explanation he said he had oxycodone prescribed to himself and he grew cannabis which he kept in boxes in his bedroom.  He did not stop anyone else having access to them.
  6. Mr Davis presented seeking parole.  He told the Board that he has had six sessions with a psychologist and the psychologist is aiming for 12.  Mr Davis seemed quite confused when the Board spoke to him about the need to complete his rehabilitation before he could be considered an undue risk.  His position was that he could continue any further rehabilitation in the community.
  7. Mr Davis was supported by [withheld].  [withheld] told the Board he has made enquiries in [withheld] about possible rehabilitation; about engagement with mental health services and with [withheld].
  8. Mr Davis is doing well, but the Board considers that he is only part‑way through his rehabilitation and as such he would be an undue risk.  Parole is declined.  Mr Davis needs to complete his rehabilitation and be tested as to the new skills he has learned.
  9. Mr Davis himself said to the Board that he is unable to prove himself if he is not given the opportunity to do so.  We invite him to take advantage of any opportunities by way of reintegration that he can in the prison to “prove himself”.
  10. The Board will see Mr Davis again in six months.  In that time, we hope that he will complete his one-on-one work with the psychologist, and we understand he is also doing [withheld].
  11. For the next hearing the Board is asking for an updated assessment as to Mr Davis’ risk.  We are asking a psychologist to comment on his current risk, on treatment undertaken, on any further treatment needed, and on his release proposal.
  12. The Board will see Mr Davis again in January 2020 or before the end of January 2020.

Ms M More
Panel Convenor