Sixteen parole applicants from Rove, Tetere and Auki Correctional Centres were released on parole orders on 19th February 2021.
The formal announcement by the Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Commissioner, Mr Gabriel Manelusi that the Minister for Police, National Security & Correctional Services, Honourable Anthony Kamutulaka Veke had ordered the releases. on the recommendations of the Parole Board of the Solomon Islands. This authority is contained within the legislations of Section 75 of the Correctional Services Act 2007 and the Parole Amendment Regulations 2020.
These decisions followed lengthy Parole Applicant Hearings and deliberations by the Parole Board, held on 15 to 17 December 2020, and 07 January 2021,
The conditions of releases require the parolees to serve their remaining sentence’s in their respective communities under conditions of supervision as determined by the Solomon Islands Parole Board.
The Parole Board is provided for under the Correctional Service’s Act 2007 and is an independent body and the sole entity that considers and determines parole eligibility and the conditions of release and where deemed necessary, the revocation of parole orders when the conditions are not complied with.
Marking the release of these sixteen inmates; a thanksgiving service was held for the Parolees at Redeemed Christian Church of God at Rove in Honiara. The 16 Parolees are; four from Rove Central Correctional Centre, eight from Tetere Correctional Centre and four from Auki Correctional Centre.
– CSSI Press