Alleged gang member sent back to prison
An alleged gang member from Calgary will remain behind bars for hisfull sentence until next spring after the National Parole Board revokedhis early release yesterday.
An alleged gang member from Calgary will remain behind bars for his full sentence until next spring after the National Parole Board revoked his early release yesterday.
Roland Chin, 25, was released on statutory release in July after serving two thirds of his 32-month sentence for drugs and weapons offences, but the parole board ruled he violated his conditions and revoked his early release.
“I can confirm a two-member panel of the National Parole Board conducted a hearing with Mr. Chin yesterday morning and revoked his statutory release,” board spokesperson Darren Caul said.
Caul said the decision means Chin will now remain in an undisclosed prison serving the rest of his sentence and he can be released in February 2010 “in accordance with the law,” including with conditions.
Under federal law, statutory release provisions entitle offenders to serve the final third of their term in the community under supervision.
Chin’s brother Roger was killed in 2008 as part of the city’s ongoing gang feud.