Richard Charles Joyce, a convicted murderer and child sexual offender, was recently denied parole and escorted temporary visits by the parole board. Joyce, who has been imprisoned for over 30 years at William Head Institution in Metchosin, B.C., had applied for temporary absences for community service and personal development. However, the case management team stated during the hearing that Joyce requires a gradual reintegration into the community before full parole can be considered. His crimes include first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual assault with a weapon, and other sexual and weapon offenses. The parole hearing, which was held remotely, included testimonies from Joyce’s surviving victims and their family members. Despite concerns, the board determined that his overall risk could be managed under close supervision. During the interrogation, Joyce revealed that he had no empathy or emotions at the time of his offenses, and he attributed his actions to a lack of genuine emotions and a desire for power and control. Despite the potential for an escape, the board noted that there were no concerns regarding his work placement outside the prison. Following the denial of parole, one of Joyce’s victims expressed relief and commended the parole board for their direct and challenging questions.