Hugh Dean WICKLIFFE 12/05/20
Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002
Hugh Dean WICKLIFFE
Hearing: 12 May 2020
at Waikeria Prison via VMR from NZ Parole Board, Head Office Wellington
Members of the Board:
- Sir Ron Young – Chairperson
- Assoc Prof. P Brinded
- Mr G Coyle
DECISION OF THE BOARD
- Mr Wickliffe was sentenced to life imprisonment for manslaughter. He was first imprisoned in 1972. His security classification is currently minimum. Since his conviction in 1972 he has had a large number of releases and recalls and he has offended 33 times since that date.
- We last saw him in December 2019. At that stage he was doing further one-on-one counselling. He had been recalled in 2018 because he had been drink-driving and driving while disqualified and as a result had breached his parole release conditions. We said in December that what we wanted from Mr Wickliffe a far more detailed proposal for his release in Maketu. We wanted to know his day-to-day activities, his drug and alcohol support, we wanted to investigate appropriate residential restrictions and see that he had someone who would be keeping an eye on him.
- As far as the current position is concerned Mr Wickliffe has very good feedback from the prison. He is polite and pleasant. He has been working outside the wire as a groundsman, he is qualified for a Release to Work although he has not been able to obtain work, he keeps himself active and is clearly fit. He attended a whānau hui and it is clear that there will be significant support through [withheld] within his community. [withheld] workers will apparently see him each day for a period of three months. Overall we think the support for him is exactly what we had hoped and intended when we made the observations in December 2019.
- We are therefore satisfied that Mr Wickliffe is no longer an undue risk and maybe released on the basis of his extensive released plan. He will be released on 2 June. The curfew will last for a period of three months. The other special conditions for a period of five years from his release date.
- Special conditions are:
(1) To attend a psychological assessment and attend, participate in and complete any recommended treatment as directed by a Probation Officer.
(2) To attend an alcohol and drug assessment, and attend, participate in and complete any treatment or counselling directed by a Probation Officer.
(3) To be at your approved address between the hours of 10:00pm and 05:00am daily unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
(4) To submit to electronic monitoring as directed by a Probation Officer in order to monitor your compliance with any conditions relating to your whereabouts.
(5) To comply with the requirements of electronic monitoring and provide unimpeded access to your approved residence by a Probation Officer and/or representatives of the monitoring company for the purpose of maintaining the electronic monitoring equipment as directed by a Probation Officer.
(6) To reside at [withheld], Maketu, 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.
(7) Not to enter [withheld] as defined by a Probation Officer in writing unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
(8) Not to possess, use, or consume alcohol, controlled drugs or psychoactive substances except controlled drugs prescribed for you by a health professional.
(9) 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.
Sir Ron Young