While the main purpose of this website is to help people understand the parole process in Texas and also to educate them about the importance of parole packets, we also try to occasionally offer our insights into life inside prison and what can be done to make it easier on the offenders.
We've mentioned before how a few dollars placed into an inmates commissary account can be a big deal and how uplifting "making store" can be, even if they only get a few soups and a soft drink. The prisons which are actually run by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, such as the Gurney Unit, usually serves an adequate amount of food although the taste is sometimes horrible and the food almost inedible. However, the prisons run by the "for profit" companies like GEO and CCA offer an amount of food that is minimal and often actually inedible. Reports are often received of a serving of pinto beans that has only three beans and the rest being the congealed liquid which occurs from using too few beans and too much corn starch (apparently) to cut costs.
However, before we get diverted too far, we just wanted to suggest that great gifts to send to someone who is incarcerated are books. Not just the ones we sell here and at RebellionBooks.com (including our great How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet) but any books can help someone's mind escape from the daily hell of life on the inside.
Many people who are in prison don't think they like to read and so books aren't an obvious choice but once they get into them you never know what will happen. It may encourage them to continue to better themselves when they are released, perhaps pursue a different career, or complete an education they had abandoned.
The prison system will allow most book publishers to send books directly to a prisoner so t is one of the few gifts that is virtually guaranteed to make it to them.
Just a thought, but to change a life you have to start somewhere.
While we continue to update and offer our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, in both a bundle containing our printed version that can be sent to you or to someone in prison and an ebook that is instantly available or as a standalone ebook/digital download formats we have also completed the ebook Understanding the Texas Parole Process and it is now available for download at this link.
Understanding the Texas Parole Process is an ebook which explains, in easy to understand terms, how the parole process in Texas works from beginning until the offender makes parole.
Best of all, this ebook is available for instant download and is absolutely free!
Note, this book does not explain how to prepare a parole packet for those people hoping to make parole from a Texas prison. Our book How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet does that and it is still for sale.
Instead, Understanding the Texas Parole Process will explain how the mechanics of the system operate, the terms that are used, as well as what you can and can't expect from the process.
This free ebook is just one way we thank all of the readers of this website.
HOW THIS WORKS: When you click on the link to Understanding the Texas Parole Process you will be taken to the listing for this book on the website of our publisher, RebellionBooks.com. You click on the orange Add to Cart button and then walk through the remaining steps to complete the transaction. It looks like a standard shopping cart but you will not be billed anything for the book! After completing the process you will receive an email with instructions and a link to download the PDF file. If you don't receive the email with the download link within a few minutes please check your SPAM folder in your email program because sometimes the email with the link will be intercepted by your email system.
Once again, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet is still being sold for its regular price but Understanding the Texas Parole Process is completely free and there is no other purchase required to download it.