Lily PRITCHARD-DAVIS 10/07/2020
Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002
Hearing: 10 July 2020
at Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility by AVL from Christchurch Women’s Prison
Members of the Board: Ms M Coleman (Panel Convenor), Mr J Thomson, Ms P Rose
DECISION OF THE BOARD
- Lily Pritchard‑Davis, who is 21, appeared before the Board today for further consideration of parole on a four-year two month sentence for two counts of aggravated robbery and other offending.
- Ms Pritchard‑Davis’ statutory release date is 7 December 2020.
- Ms Pritchard‑Davis was last before the Board in January 2020. At that point she had a high security classification. Ms Pritchard‑Davis told the Board that her security classification had recently been low but she was reclassified after being found with home brew. At that point she had completed the Kowhiritanga Programme and was currently on the Kimihia programme which she had almost completed. The Board said that she needed to show she could put the skills that she had learned into practice and asked for a reintegration hui before the next appearance. The Board also asked that she be given an opportunity to engage with (withheld).
- Ms Pritchard‑Davis described her behaviour today as "averagely good”. She said that she had still made some silly decisions that she taken responsibility for but had been working hard on her compliance in the unit since then. This was echoed by the PCO at the hearing today. She said that her behaviour had improved a lot in the last month although also noted that Ms Prichard Davis likes to push the boundaries with certain staff. She has been working in painting and the reports from that employment are good ones. She is always on time for work.
- Ms Pritchard‑Davis has now completed all rehabilitation on her sentence plan. She is engaged well in those programmes. She presented today as someone who was excited about her future.
- She has made good decisions about her release plan. She plans to reside with (withheld) and they have a bed available for her on 3 August 2020. She wants to move away from Auckland to avoid falling into the same routine with the same people that she was in when she came to prison. She says that she has spent too much time in prison to come back there. She said that she has got bigger things to do and think about. She would like to study as a priority. At this stage that will be archaeology but she is also interested in music and art.
- Ms Pritchard‑Davis still suffers from (withheld). One of the misconducts she had was that she had (withheld) in her cell. It is hoped that it she can start (withheld) as a priority once she is in (withheld) and that will assist in managing some of her (withheld). She also said that she has learned other ways to manage that including by keeping a diary.
- The Board considers that Ms Pritchard‑Davis no longer poses an undue risk to the safety of the community. She has done well in prison for a young woman and is demonstrating clear signs of maturity and positive thinking. She has a strong release plan with (withheld) and the combination gives us confidence that we can direct her release on parole.
- She will be released on 3 August 2020. She will be subject to standard and special conditions for six months past his statutory release date. Exception to this is the curfew which will remain in place for three months only.
- One of the conditions is that she is not possess or consume alcohol or drugs. Ms Pritchard‑Davis was advised today that her compliance with that condition can be tested once she is in the community.
- The special conditions are as follows:
(1) Not to possess, use, or consume alcohol, controlled drugs or psychoactive substances except controlled drugs prescribed for you by a health professional.
(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 attend a psychological assessment and attend, participate in and complete any recommended treatment as directed by a Probation Officer.
(4) To attend an assessment for a departmental programme/maintenance group, and attend, participate in and adhere to the rules of the programme/maintenance group as directed by a Probation Officer.
(5) 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.
(6) To comply with any tenancy agreement or rules issued by the provider of your approved accommodation.
(7) For 3 months from release to be at your approved address between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am daily unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
(8) 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.
(9) Not to communicate or associate with your co-offenders directly or indirectly, unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
Please note: you may be required to undergo a drug or alcohol test and or submit to drug or alcohol monitoring.
Ms M Coleman