Tyler James Roy gets new conditions on his statutory release from prison
A P.E.I. man who was sent back to prison after violating release conditions will get another chance to show he can follow the rules.
Tyler James Roy, 24, was sentenced in 2015 to two years in prison for break, enter and theft for which he was given a statutory release in March.
The Parole Board of Canada suspended that release after only a few weeks for what it said was deterioration of behaviour and to prevent a breach.
In a recent report, the board said there was suspicion Roy was under the influence of intoxicants during a meeting after he exhibited erratic behaviour.
Roy also breached a condition of his release that he not buy alcohol.
His explanation was that a female acquaintance asked him to buy it because she didn’t have proper identification.
Roy said he didn’t drink it and realized “how stupid” his actions were.
Statutory release is not a decision the parole board makes, but it can impose conditions on that release, as it did in Roy’s case.
Roy told the board he didn’t put the right amount of effort into his statutory release and took it for granted.
He denied using illicit substances or engaging in criminal activity during that time.
Roy said his ADHD, bi-polar condition and an imbalance of medications he was on impacted his ability to focus and concentrate.
With his release, the board imposed several new conditions, including that Roy must take prescribed medication as directed. Roy must also abide by a curfew.