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The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) is concerned that yet another high-risk offender is free to walk the streets without any real and effective supervision.

Glen Green is due to be released from prison on Saturday after completing a two and a half year sentence.

“Green will be free in a matter of hours with some release conditions that can only be described as a joke,” Ruth Money Spokesperson for the Trust says. “He will reoffend, it is only a matter of time, and the consequences could be terrifying.”

Green was jailed after more than 200 previous convictions including criminal harassment and breaching protection orders.

“There has been two independent sources that have confirmed Green was unhealthily obsessed with a health professional who provided treatment for him in prison back in April,” Money says. “This just proves this man is NOT rehabilitated or safe to be in the community.”

Considered a serial stalker, Green will be banned from Hamilton and Ngaruawahia for fears for the safety of the woman who treated him while he was in prison. However considering his previous convictions for ignoring protection orders, SST think it’s highly unlikely he will conform to the rules outlined by the Parole Board.


“A man presenting this sort of risk should be subject to Preventive Detention, but the current rules are too tight,” Money says. “They should be amended to allow for people like Green, it’s in the public's best interest and safety”

SST believes that this is yet another case where the rules clearly favour those who pose a frightening risk to innocent New Zealanders and their families.

“When are serious and repeated risk factors going to be taken into account?” Money asks. “How many people have to be abused, harassed or killed before anyone will do anything?”


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