Kino Hoki MATETE 6/7/2022
Under section 21(2) of the Parole Act 2002
Kino Hoki MATETE
Hearing: 6 July 2022
at Auckland Regional Women’s Correctional Facility via MS Teams
Members of the Board:
Sir Ron Young – Chairperson
Ms T Sharkey
Mr A Hackney
Dr J Skipworth
Counsel: Ms F Iggulden
In Attendance: [withheld] - Case Manager
DECISION OF THE BOARD
- Ms Matete who is 42 years of age was sentenced to preventive detention for significant violent offending in 2006. Her security classification is currently minimum, she has five pages of previous convictions involving substantial violence and also a number of driving with excess breath or blood alcohol convictions.
- We last saw her in April 2021, when she completed the Kowhiritanga Programme, was to undertake one-on-one session with a psychologist and then undertake the Kimihia Programme.
- As to the current position, Ms Matete has completed the Kimihia Programme and is now undertaking the maintenance for that programme. She has had positive reports from her contribution and effort at the programme. She has still some further work to do with respect to that programme and then further one-on-one counselling to deal with issues that arose at the programme.
- As to her conduct within prison, there have been a number of concerns about her conduct. At times she gets frustrated and when things do not go her way, or she feels disrespected, she can be abusive and talk aggressively to staff. She does tend to blame staff for her behaviour and identified to us on the Board today that there are a small number of staff that she feels do not act in a respectful way toward her.
- She has been charged on eight occasions with misconducts since the last hearing and those include threats and abuse although many did not proceed to a hearing. She had employment in the kitchen, acted poorly and was dismissed, rehired again and appears to have done well in the kitchen and has positive reports from her work.
- So, we think the way forward now is for her to complete all of her rehabilitation, including the one-on-one counselling. No doubt, Corrections will then wish to assess whether all rehabilitation is completed and then turn towards reintegrative testing.
- We wish to review the position in 12 months time and so we will see her again by the end of June 2023. In the meantime, she remains an undue risk.
- Finally, it will be helpful for us if she could provide a copy of her safety plan to the Parole Board.
Sir Ron Young