Petition update

Sandeep Toor Denied Unescorted Temporary Absence

Rupy Sidhu
Calgary, Canada

Sep 7, 2015 — The original parole hearing for Sandeep Toor in 2013 was postponed several times for reasons not provided to our family. However, Sandeep Toor recently applied for unescorted temporary absences and hearing was held on Wednesday, September 02, 2015 at the Williams Head Institute in Victory, BC.

Toor was denied unescorted temporary absences due to a continuous pattern of manipulation, crime and dishonesty in prison; however is still granted escorted temporary absences. The decision of the escorted temporary absences was of the William Head’s Warden and we were never given the opportunity to voice our concerns. Toor has completed over 100 escorted temporary absences to date.

His track record in prison, which we learned at the hearing on Wednesday, September 02 is as follows:
· 2003-2008 while in Kent Institution, Toor was involved in drug smuggling into the prison and money laundry (which he calls investing) and admits to have earned $50K during this time.
· 2011 he was transferred to Williams Head which after 3 months his cabin was searched for extra meat and drugs.
· 2014 he consumed MDMA
· His records indicate that his behavior is not consistent in prison and he can turn on a dime. His psychologists states in his report that he has a tendency “to act like a duck.”

He admits that his brother Kenny Toor was to be the driver of the getaway vehicle in the planned killing of my mother, however was arrested for home invasion prior to. He was then asked by Sukhjit Grewall to take Kenny’s place and admits he did not think twice nor had no hesitation to help in the killing of my mother Baljit Kaur Kondolay. He said he would have done anything for his friends, his loyalty to them and for money. Money was everything to him as it indicated power. He also states he never pre-negotiated his payout for killing my mother and just accepted what he received a few days later, therefore shows he has no value in one’s life. When asked repeatedly he admits to receiving $2K and some additional money Sukhjit owed him for drug dealing.

He identifies his risk factors as:
· Attitude
· Personal/Emotional challenges
· Association& loyalty

We the family of Baljit Kaur Kondolay are pleased that the Parole Board Members denied Toor for un-escorted temporary absences, however equally disappointed after hearing his continuous criminal behavior and unremorseful attitude still allows him to level the institution for escorted absences. The Parole Board Members did a great job questioning and identifying that Toor is still a risk.

Toor can now appeal the decision in 6 months or re-apply for unescorted temporary absences, day or full parole in 5 months.

It saddens me to know that one day Toor will be granted freedom and be given a second chance at life after taking one. I was also full of disgust after seeing the Williams Head Institute is situated on a beautiful location on Victoria island; kind of like resort living. Our taxes pay for this luxury of a prison, free education and training for such criminals and murderers like Toor.

Rupy Sidhu


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