Peter DAVIS - 05/12/2019

Parole Hearing

Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002

Peter George DAVIS

Hearing: 5 December 2019

at Rimutaka Prison via AVL from Christchurch Men’s Prison

Members of the Board:

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


  • Mr R Eagles

Supporter: [withheld]


  1. Peter George Davis is 68 years of age.  He was sentenced to both life imprisonment and preventive detention for murder and unlawful sexual connection with a child under 12 years of age.  He was first imprisoned in 1992.  He has a very worrying past series of convictions including sexual crimes and an attempted murder conviction in the 1980s.
  2. We last saw him in March 2019.  The Board then noted that very little progress had been made since 2017.  There was a possibility then of [withheld].
  3. As to the current position, we have an updated private psychological report obtained for Mr Davis from [R].  [R] suggests that no further rehabilitative treatment would be necessary but thought that a detailed release planning was required for Mr Davis, including accommodation and identification of appropriate support people, including professional support people as well as friends and family.
  4. Mr Davis has completed the Te Piriti Special Treatment Unit programme and 19 one on one psychological counselling sessions supporting [R]’s proposition that there is no further treatment suggested or required.
  5. As to reintegration, Mr Davis proposes to be released for three months to [withheld].  He did today have the possibility of release to [withheld], in February 2020.  We think that is rather too early. There needs to be further consideration of what support for him in the community might look like.  Currently, as we have noted, he has no support people other than professional support people.
  6. In those circumstances, Mr Davis needs a whanau hui with all of his professional support people so that it can be clear exactly what support they will be providing him in the community. We would ask for a report on the whanau hui as to that detail for the next Board.
  7. Secondly, we think further detail is required by the Board of the professional support that can be provided to him.  We have a helpful report from [withheld] but no other detail as to what support there will be for Mr Davis in the community.
  8. In the meantime, we consider he remains an undue risk and cannot be released.  We will see him again by the end of May 2020.

Sir Ron Young