Rapist Stewart Murray Wilson is seeing a prison psychologist for the first time during his 20 years in jail.
The Parole Board said Wilson was still an undue risk to the community, when it decided last week not to release him. In a fuller explanation on Tuesday, it said Wilson has a re-integration plan.
Wilson told the board he had seen a psychologist for the first time and had been working on a safety plan. He told the board he had wronged people in the past and had to put things right.
Wilson is serving a 21-year sentence at Whanganui Prison for multiple rapes of women, assault, drugging, ill-treating children and bestiality.
He was released on parole in September 2012, but recalled to prison in April last year for breaching some of his conditions.
He will be considered for parole again in October this year and will face trial in November on charges relating to the breach of parole.