Gangster Bacon ordered to live in halfway house after release
Red Scorpions member has ‘very solid connections’ to Hells Angels, parole board member says
Notorious gangster Jarrod Bacon must reside in a community correctional facility when he leaves prison on statutory release for a third time, the Parole Board of Canada has ruled.
Bacon, a member of the Red Scorpion gang with close ties to the Hells Angels, has breached previous conditions after being released, Ontario board member Suzanne Poirier noted in a July 31 decision.
Poirier said that making Bacon live in a designated halfway house or community correctional facility “will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your motivation to adopt a lifestyle away from previous affiliations.”
She imposed the special residency requirement on the now-37-year-old Bacon for six months.
Bacon, who was convicted in 2012 of conspiracy to traffic 100 kilograms of cocaine, got statutory release in 2018 after serving two-thirds of his net nine-year, two-month sentence. But he was arrested in December 2018 after testing positive for cocaine use in breach of a release condition not to consume illicit substances.
Then in July 2019, the parole board ruled that Bacon’s statutory release would be revoked because of the challenges of managing him in the community. It was the second time he had his stat release revoked due to his behaviour in the community. The first revocation came after a violent altercation outside a bar in July 2017.
Poirier said Bacon was both “a member of the Red Scorpions and the Bacon Brothers’ organization.”
“According to documentation, your organization is very influential in Western Canada and has links with the Hells Angels. You have been identified by the security information officer as part of a security threat group. Reports are that you remain an influential individual with very solid connections with the Hells Angels. Those concerns are still valid as of May 2020,” Poirier said.
She said Bacon’s plan for life after prison was “vague.”
“For your upcoming statutory release, you presented a very vague and incomplete release plan, indicating that a furnished apartment at an unknown address would be available for you,” she said.
He claimed to have a job lined up paying $5,000 a month to start, but his Community Management Team said there were so few details provided “no verification could be made regarding the alleged job.”
“You report having $40,000 in savings and no debt,” Poirier noted.
Bacon is a moderate risk to reoffend, the ruling said.
Gangster Jarrod Bacon is set to leave prison for the third time on a statutory release.