Jarrod Allan MANGLES 15/2/2022

Progress hearing

Under section 29B(2)(b) of the Parole Act 2002

Jarrod Allan MANGLES

Hearing:                                            15 February 2022


Members of the Board:                    Sir Ron Young – Chairperson

Mr A Spierling

Mr C Roberts

Prof P Brinded

Attendees:                                         [withheld] – Probation Officer



  1. Mr Mangles, who is 48 years of age, was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in 2004. He was released on 31 March 2021. We had a progress hearing in September 2021. At that stage Mr Mangles had a new job and new accommodation, but overall he was doing well. There were possibilities of one-off visits to his [withheld].
  2. We invited him to develop a plan so that he could facilitate that. We saw him on a further and final harm monitoring hearing today.
  3. Overall he has been compliant with the standard and special conditions. He has tested negative for drugs. He is doing DTP after-care.
  4. The proposal to visit his [withheld] did not eventuate, but he did have three days in [withheld] when his curfew was excused.
  5. He is continuing to do one-on-one work. He has good employment and now better accommodation on the dairy farm that he is working at.
  6. Several applications were made today for us to consider. Firstly, Mr Mangles asked that his curfew now be cancelled. Mr Mangles has been on a curfew now for 12 months.
  1. There has been no difficulty in his compliance with the curfew. We think, given his excellent progress, that it is time to end the curfew and further expand his testing in the community and so from today's date we will end the curfew.
  2. Secondly, Mr Mangles asked to expand the exclusion zone to the [withheld] boundary and as well end the electronic monitoring of his geographical restriction.
  3. We do not think there is any compelling reasons why we should reduce the geographical restriction zone. Mr Mangles did not have any compelling reasons. We contacted some of the victims before Mr Mangles’ hearing today and their feedback was to strongly oppose any change to the geographical restriction and so we refused that application.
  4. The third application was to end the electronic monitoring of the geographical restriction. As we have noted, Mr Mangles has behaved well on parole without any concerning behaviour. We think, however, a further period of electronic monitoring is appropriate for reassurance.
  5. This was a particularly horrific murder. Mr Mangles has had his struggles in coping in the community after almost 18 years in prison and a long history of violent offending and although he is doing well, we still think it important that we monitor compliance with the geographical restriction, and so that will remain for a further period until August 2022 when it will expire.
  6. Of course, if there are difficulties with Mr Mangles conduct or compliance then an application for variation by Community Corrections could always be made.
  7. The special conditions are:

(1) 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.

(2) Not to go South of the [withheld] as defined by a Probation Officer in writing unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.

(3) Until 31 August 2022, to submit to electronic monitoring as directed by a Probation Officer in order to monitor your compliance with any conditions relating to your whereabouts.

(4) Until 31 August 2022, 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.

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

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

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

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

(9) 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.

(10) 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