A member of the notorious Melvin crime gang is about to be released from prison, even though the National Parole Board says he is a high risk to reoffend.

Andrew Jason Hudder is due to be released Wednesday after serving time for arson and property-related charges related to several firebombings in 2006.

Hudder served the maximum time of his five-year, eight-month sentence and must be released. Still, the parole board issued a warning.

"You are known to associate with a sophisticated crime group and your arson convictions were firebombings designed to intimidate rivals in a drug feud on behalf of these individuals," the board said in decision Monday.

The board also noted some trouble in jail.

"Your institutional behaviour has been problematic and most concerning with regard to an assault on a correctional officer with a plastic fork," the board said.

Hudder, who is in his mid-20s, has been ordered to stay away from anyone involved in criminal activity, particularly anyone connected in any way to the Melvin crime family.

Hudder was the target of a shooting on Spring Garden Road in 2009. He wasn't hurt, but he was sent back to prison for violating the terms of his parole.