Dean Raymond PURDY 12/5/2021
Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002
Dean Raymond PURDY
Hearing: 12 May 2021
at Christchurch Men’s Prison via AVL to Rimutaka Prison
Members of the Board: Sir Ron Young (Chairperson)
Dr J Skipworth
Mr B McMurray
Counsel: Mr M Starling
Support Persons: (withheld)
DECISION OF THE BOARD
- Mr Purdy who is 57 years of age was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in 1991 now almost 30 years ago. His security classification is low. Mr Purdy has been released on several occasions and been recalled on three occasions. He has eight pages of previous convictions prior to his 1991 conviction involving breaches and violence.
- Many of the recalls have arisen from the same problem. Mr Purdy has a problem with authority and when he is asked or told to do things he can react badly.
- We saw him last in December 2020. At that stage he had completed, after his 2018 recall, the STURP programme. He said then to the Board he accepted responsibility for the recalls. He said the fault was his.
- He was then at Leimon Villas, he was working outside the wire and he was hoping a release again to (withheld). Mr Purdy has previously been released to (withheld) completed. He completed the programme but was recalled subsequently. He has also had a period at (withheld) although did not complete that programme.
- As to the current position the psychological report acknowledges that Mr Purdy is doing well. He is at Leimon Villas undertaking navigate programme, working outside the wire in the timber processing unit and has been undertaking shopping visits and guided releases.
- Overall Mr Purdy has progressed well. We talked to him again about his attitude and approach to people in authority and his capacity to accept instruction without acting inappropriately. Mr Purdy says that he is confident he can do that for this release.
- He has the support of the (withheld) who are prepared to have him at their residence once again.
- We are satisfied therefore overall he is no longer an undue risk and can be released. He will be released on 16 June.
- The special conditions recommended in the parole assessment report will apply with the following amendments. Firstly, the curfew will be from 10 p.m. until six a.m. for a period of six months from his release date.
- Secondly, we will have the monitoring hearing, it will be in December 2021 six months from his release.
- The special conditions will be for life but that can be reviewed at the monitoring hearing December.
- Finally, we have warned Mr Purdy that given there is an alcohol and drug prohibition he may be randomly tested.
- The special conditions are;
(1) To reside at (withheld), Christchurch 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) To comply with any tenancy agreement or rules issued by the provider of your approved accommodation.
(3) To attend at participate in the (withheld) as directed by a Probation Officer and comply with the rules of the programme.
(4) Not to possess, use, or consume alcohol, controlled drugs or psychoactive substances except controlled drugs prescribed for you by a health professional.
(5) To obtain the written approval of a Probation Officer before starting or changing your position and/or place of employment (including voluntary and unpaid work). To notify a Probation Officer if you leave your position of employment.
(6) Upon release from prison, to travel directly to (withheld) and await the arrival of a Probation Officer and a representative from the monitoring company.
(7) For 3 months from release to submit to electronic monitoring as directed by a Probation Officer and comply with the requirements of partial residential restrictions. To remain at your approved address between the hours of 10pm and 6am daily, unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer, or as permitted by section 33(4) of the Parole Act 2002.
(8) Not to enter Rotorua as defined by a Probation Officer in writing unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
(9) To submit to electronic monitoring as directed by a Probation Officer in order to monitor your compliance with any conditions relating to your whereabouts.
(10) 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.
(11) To attend a psychological assessment and attend, participate in and complete any recommended treatment as directed by a Probation Officer.
(12) Not to have contact or otherwise associate, with any victim of your offending, [including previous offending] directly or indirectly, unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
(13) To disclose to a Probation Officer, at the earliest opportunity, details of any intimate relationship which commences, resumes, or terminates.
(14) To attend an alcohol and drug assessment, and attend, participate in and complete any treatment or counselling directed by a Probation Officer.
(15) In December 2021 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.
“Please note: you may be required to undergo a drug or alcohol test and or submit to drug or alcohol monitoring.”
Sir Ron Young