A South Albury man who has spent little more than two of the past 11 years out of jail will remain behind bars until the end of 2022 over an aggravated burglary crime spree last year.
Nathan Patrick Sullivan was handed a four-year jail term when he fronted the District Court in Albury on Tuesday via a video link to Junee jail.
Judge Sean Grant said Sullivan was not entitled to any leniency given his extensive criminal history.
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The 29-year-old will not be released on parole until December 30, 2022.
"His prospects of rehabilitation are poor," Judge Grant said before sentencing Sullivan, who earlier gave sworn evidence, supporting an affidavit, that he felt safer in custody than in the community.
Sullivan said he had no friends in Albury who didn't use drugs so on release wanted to move to Rutherglen with his girlfriend.
Sullivan and his co-accused broke into several businesses and also committed other crimes, including smash and grabs from cars, on three days over a two-week period in mid-2019.
Sullivan was eventually arrested soon after leading police on a pursuit on July 6.
He was heavily affected by "ice" at the time, using up to 1.5 grams a day as part of a decade-long addiction to methamphetamine.
Sullivan was already serving the balance of parole on a jail term, previously handed down in Albury Local Court, that will expire on December 15.
Judge Grant agreed with defence barrister Paul Johnson and Director of Public Prosecutions representative Alexander Dixon that Sullivan's four-year term should be back-dated to early this year.
Sullivan initially had faced 47 charges over the crime spree committed with another man, though the DPP later withdraw 18 charges.
Some of the more serious charges included several of aggravated break and enter dwelling in company to steal.
He was sentenced also on matters including deal with proceeds of crime, dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception and unlawfully possess number plates.
Judge Grant said that individually the crimes Sullivan committed were at the lower end of the criminal scale, though cumulatively were far more serious.
The break-ins largely involved the front doors of businesses being forced open in the middle of the night, with just a few items stolen.
There was also a failed attempt by Sullivan's co-offender, as he stood watch outside, and then by Sullivan himself to force open a cigarette machine and a cash machine at a pub.
They fled instead with little more than a couple of bottles of spirits, though the damage bill for the cash machine was about $26,000.