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Parole Board annual report

Details:

Title

Parole Board annual report

Collection

Parole Board Annual Report; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2012

Description

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Northern Territory. Parole Board -- Periodicals; Parole -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Parole Board of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/258611

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/502284

Page content

16 PAROLE BOARD OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY | ANNUAL REPORT 2012 Principles of Parole When considering whether to release a prisoner on parole, the Board considers: the interests and safety of the community; the rights of the victim, including their families; the intentions of the sentencing authority; the needs of the prisoner; and whether the prisoner has recognised the error of their ways and is prepared to change their behaviour for the better. In making their decision the Board takes into consideration a number of factors: The nature and circumstances of the offence(s); Comments made by the sentencing Judge when imposing sentence; The prisoners criminal history and patterns of offending; The possibility of the prisoner reoffending while on parole and the likely nature of the re-offending; The risk of harm to the community and the victim; Release plans including accommodation and employment; Reports, assessments and recommendations made by a variety of professionals, including medical practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, custodial staff and/or community corrections officers; Rehabilitation courses undertaken by the prisoner; Education courses undertaken by the prisoner; Institutional reports in relation to the prisoners behaviour while in prison; The security rating of the prisoner within the prison; Victims safety, welfare and whereabouts; Representations made by the victim or by persons related to the victim; Submissions made by the prisoner, the prisoners family, friends and any potential employers or any other relevant individuals; Submissions made by the legal representatives of the prisoner; and Whether the prisoner can be adequately supervised in the community under the standard conditions of parole or whether further parole conditions should be imposed. These factors are a guideline only. The Board considers each case on its own merits.


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