Jarrod Allan MANGLES 8/3/2021

Parole Hearing

Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002

Jarrod Allan MANGLES

Hearing: 8 March 2021

at Rolleston Prison via AVL to Christchurch Men’s Prison

Members of the Board: Sir Ron Young – Chairperson

Assoc. Prof. P Brinded

Mr C King

Mr A Spierling

Counsel:                                           Mr E Huda

Support Persons: (withheld)

In Attendance:           Mr R Kidd – Media

Ms S Naylor – NZPB Media Liaison


  1. Mr Mangles who is 48 years of age was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder.  The murder occurred in 1987.  After the murder Mr Mangles committed a number of offences involving drugs, breaches of court order and violence.  He was then subsequently arrested and tried for the murder and imprisoned for the murder first in 2004.
  2. We last saw him in February 2020.  By that stage all the rehabilitation identified for him including the STURP and the DTP was completed, and he was on the reintegration phase of his sentence.  There was concern about a proposal by Mr Mangles to be released in the Dunedin area.  We made it clear then that a release to that area was unlikely and that he should turn his attention to a release proposal north of Otago and Southland.
  3. When we began talking to Mr Mangles today, we told him that we had spoken to some of his victims earlier.  They have made it clear to us they oppose his release on parole.
  4. As to the current position Mr Mangles has done very well in the prison.  It is no exaggeration to say his behaviour has been exemplary and he has had a strong work ethic particularly so since 2016.  Mr Mangles has worked his way through to release to work and began release to work in September 2020.  Since that time he has also received high praise from his employer who has decided to offer him a full-time job upon release.
  5. As we have noted Mr Mangles has continued to maintain his prosocial behaviour since the completion of the STURP in 2016.  He has accommodation available to him for a period of six months through (withheld) support.  He has a (withheld) in Christchurch who is very supportive and as well as two (withheld)  that he is now getting to know. He has had a number of guided releases into the community.
  6. We are now satisfied that Mr Mangles is no longer an undue risk given the work he has done and given special conditions we propose, and he can now be released on parole. He will be released on 31 March 2021.  Before his release we invite Corrections to arrange for a guided released to his accommodation so he is familiar with it.
  7. As to the special conditions proposed in the Parole Assessment Report, we will adopt those special conditions with some changes.  Firstly, the whereabouts conditions will restrict Mr Mangles from going south of the Rakaia River.  Secondly, the curfew will be from 10 pm to 6 am.  Currently we do not put any time limit on that condition or any of the conditions which will be for life but that position could sensibly be reviewed at a monitoring hearing.  We will see Mr Mangles again in person in September on the monitoring hearing. We have mentioned to Mr Mangles that there may well be press interest in his release and that he should work with his lawyer and Case Manager and Corrections to try and manage that interest given the significant potential for stress.
  8. 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 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 10:00pm and 6:00am daily, unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer, or as permitted by section 33(4) of the Parole Act 2002.

(3) Not to go South of the Rakaia River as defined by a Probation Officer in writing 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) Upon release from prison, to travel directly to (withheld) and await the arrival of a Probation Officer and a representative from the monitoring company.

(6) 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.

(7) To attend a psychological assessment and attend, participate in and complete any recommended treatment as directed by a Probation Officer.

(8) To attend an alcohol and drug assessment, and attend, participate in and complete any treatment or counselling directed by a Probation Officer.

(9) Not to possess, use, or consume alcohol, controlled drugs or psychoactive substances except controlled drugs prescribed for you by a health professional.

(10) To attend a reintegration meeting as directed by a Probation Officer.

(11) In September 2021 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.

(12) 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.

(13) 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.

Sir Ron Young