Jolene ROSE 14/6/2022
Under section 21(1) of the Parole Act 2002
Hearing: 14 June 2022
at Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility by MS Teams
Members of the Board: Judge L Bidois – Panel Convenor
Dr S Davis
Major C Roberts
In attendance: [withheld] – Case Manager
Support Person: [withheld]
DECISION OF THE BOARD
- Jolene Rose is for consideration of parole for the first time on a sentence of 20 years for supplying methamphetamine and other related offending. Her SCD was 11 June 2013. Her PED is 16 June 2022. Her SRD is 15 June 2032.
- Ms Rose is supported by [withheld] of [withheld] and [withheld].
- Ms Rose seeks a grant of parole to RAW supported accommodation which is available from 20 June.
- Ms Rose has been in [withheld] since 2017 without incident. She has completed the Kowhiritanga Programme. She has been involved in the Dog Mobility Programme since 2017. She is described as a highly valued and respected individual.
- Her PCO says she has maintained minimum classification for a long period of time. There are positive file notes. She has had an extensive job history. Her case manager describes her leadership roles having helped restore her mana. Her whānau have observed gains made by her over a long period of time.
- As to reintegration, guided release is available but that is currently suspended.
- A psychological report from April confirms she has learnt skills from AOD and Kowhiritanga Programmes. She is assessed as a medium risk of general re-offending.
- RAW provide a solid foundation for support but additional community support is recommended as part of her reintegration plan. That clearly indicates further supervision is required.
- Ms Rose has talked openly and has presented well. She describes a person who did not think about consequences of her offending. She describes an entitled person who acknowledged a love for drugs. She now wants to reinvent herself.
- The Dog Mobility Programme has sparked a passion in her. Her intention in the future is total abstain from drugs.
- Ms Skilton has given an overview of the facilities of [withheld] which is a [withheld] property, with six bedrooms of which Ms Rose would occupy her own room. There are structured activities and counselling that is provided as part of the programme. There has been a long involvement between [withheld] and Ms Rose.
- Ms Rose’s children have all provided support letters and have been honest in the assessment of their mother and the harm that she has caused to them by her offending and the long sentence that she has received.
- Ms Rose is halfway through a 20 year sentence, which is substantial. She has done extremely well. There is support for release to [withheld]. That is a supported residential facility over a 12 month period, with added community support. That is a strong release proposal. Ms Rose presented well. She is motivated to reinvent her life and change her ways.
- Despite the long time through to sentence release date, the Board considers that with the treatment received, strong release proposal, that Ms Rose does not pose an undue risk to the community. Parole will be granted from 20 June. Standard and special conditions will run for 2 years.
- The special conditions are:
(1) To attend an alcohol and drug assessment, and attend, participate in and complete any treatment or counselling directed by a Probation Officer.
(2) 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.
(3) To reside at [withheld] in [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.
(4) To comply with any tenancy agreement or rules issued by the provider of your approved accommodation.
(5) To be at your approved address between the hours of 10:00pm and 7:00am daily unless you have the prior written approval of a Probation Officer.
(6) Within one month from release, to attend a reintegration meeting as directed by a Probation Officer.
(7) To disclose to a Probation Officer, at the earliest opportunity, details of any intimate relationship which commences, resumes, or terminates.
(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 November 2022 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.”
Judge L Bidois