The state's Parole Board has published its decision on granting the release this week of one of the state's worst criminals.
Jamie John Curtis was this month granted parole after serving more than 32 years in jail for the brutal murder of Glenorchy man Dean Allie, prolonged torture and rape of his fiancee Tameka Ridgeway, and abduction of a 15-year-old schoolgirl over a 12-hour spree in 1986.
Curtis became eligible for parole in 2016 after serving 30 years in jail.
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He was granted parole in April 2018 after his initial application was refused.
Curtis was arrested six months after his release and charged with breaching his Community Protection Order after he was found to have enlisted on dating sites under an assumed name.
His parole order was then revoked.
Curtis made applications for parole four times before an application was heard by the board on January 15.
The board noted in its findings published on Monday that his offending behaviour had been considered a worst-type case.
It referred to a 2016 psychological assessment which concluded Curtis displayed clear evidence of personality disorder with a high number of psychopathic traits.
"It was noted that the applicant was then 60 years old, that offending does reduce as age advances and that the more difficult aspects of antisocial personality or psychopathic personality also tend to mellow or reduce with age," the board said in its decision.
The board said Curtis would be reunited with a woman he had formed a relationship with while on parole and return to employment, understood to be at a butcher's shop.
"The applicant has been in a relationship with his current partner since prior to his return to custody, and his partner has continued to provide support and assistance in establishing and organising various community supports," it said.
"Additionally, the applicant has the option to return to the employment he commenced during his previous parole period.
"It is reported that the applicant is a highly regarded employee and on release will be offered similar responsibility and full-time hours."