Doing Time – It’s What You Make of It

While this website was originally conceived to assist people in preparing for parole, we quickly realized decisions made at the very beginning of the incarceration would have effects on the length of the actual time.

Parole Conditions and the Importance of Not Violating

Being granted parole is the hardest part of the parole process. That's where our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet (2018 edition), can make a difference. The book includes strategies and forms to will allow anyone to prepare

Texas Prisons Eliminate Solitary Confinement as Punishment

Texas correctional officials eliminated the use of solitary confinement as a punishment for prison rule-breakers.

Texas Prison System Experiencing Delays in Mail Delivery

TexasParoleNow.com has learned that many prison units in Texas are experiencing mail delays due to Hurricane Harvey.

Now Is the Time to Prepare Parole Packets

Now is the time to prepare a Texas parole packet. TexasParoleNow offers easy, step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a Texas Parole Packet.

Texas Inmates Return to Jester III and Vance Units

Nearly 1,400 inmates that were evacuated due to rising flood water from Hurricane Harvey were returned to Jester III and Vance units in Richmond, Texas

Visitation Restrictions Labor Day Weekend

Texas inmate visitation restrictions for Texas Department of Criminal Justice for Labor Day weekend due to flooding from hurricane Harvey.

Update on Hurricane Harvey Prison Evacuations

Severe weather prompted the evacuation of nearly 6,000 inmates from five prisons, three half-way houses and two treatment facilities in Texas.

Texas Evacuates More Prisons

The TDCJ announce they would start evacuating prisoners from its Vance and Jester III units due to rising flood waters.

Visitation Cancelled at Pack, Luther, and Cleveland Units

Visitation has been cancelled at the Pack, Luther, and Cleveland Units for August 27th due to severe weather.

Texas Evacuates Three Prison Units Due to Rising Water

Texas evacuates Ramsey Terrell, and Stringfellow Units in Rosharon due to rising flood waters from hurricane Harvey.

Visitations Cancelled Due to Hurricane Harvey

Visitation has been cancelled at the following units for August 26th and August 27th due to the arrival of Hurricane Harvey: Clemens Connally Darrington Garza East Garza West Gist Glossbrenner Henley Hightower Hospital Galveston Jester I Jester III Jester IV Keagans

Visitation Cancelled at Willacy County State Jail Due to Illness

Due to a confirmed illness at Willacy County State Jail in Raymondville, Texas inmates are temporarily restricted from receiving visitors on August 26, 2017 and August 27,2017. The Texas Department of Criminal Justices has confirmed at least 24 inmates have tested

Visitation Cancelled at Lopez State Jail Due to Illness

Due to a confirmed illness at Lopez State Jail in Edinburg, Texas, all offenders assigned to Z-4 and Z-3 housing areas, are temporarily restricted from receiving visitors on August 26, 2017 and August 27,2017. The Texas Department of Criminal Justices has