Prisoners on Hunger Strike After Lockdown

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, more than a dozen prisoners at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas are on a hunger strike. The hunger strike is a protest for the lockdown of the men’s housing unit.  The

Our Two Books: Understanding the Texas Parole Process and How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet

Texas Parole Now offers two books: our free book Understanding the Texas Parole Process which explains how the Texas parole process works and our premium book How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet which how to create an effective

How to Write a Texas Parole Packet

The most important factor in making parole is a well prepared Texas parole packet which emphasizes the strengths of the person who is incarcerated while at the same time offering a plan to handle any issues which the potential parolee

Money Provided to the Offender on Release (aka Gate Money)

The term "gate money" refers to the predetermined amount of money given to eligible offenders upon discharge from state prison.

How Does A Parolee Get Home When Released From Prison?

On the day the offender is to be paroled, the parolee will be taken to the nearest bus station with a bus voucher. The bus voucher allows the transport company to take the parolee to the bus station nearest

The Basics of Texas Parole

Do you know the basics of Texas parole? In this video we discuss the basics of parole in Texas and common terms used in the parole system. They are explained in a short and easily understandable format.

No Voting for Texas Offenders

Every state has different rules regarding a felon's right to vote. Not knowing the right has caused several people in Texas to be sent back to prison. Although the rules are simple, every felon should know them.

Texas Inmate Visitation for March 31-April 1, 2018

Visitation Cancelled at Byrd (F28), Terrell (E2, A3), Willacy (3B) units due to illness for March 31-April 1, 2018

Skills Learned in Prison Increase Successful Reintegrate Into Society

Finding employment on the outside is an important part of being granted parole. The TDCJ's Reentry and Integration Division helps connect ex-offenders and offenders up for parole with employers looking for qualified applicants based on education, vocational training, certifications, and

Kyle Unit Offenders Stitch Toys

Offenders at TDCJ's Kyle Unit participate Operation Stitch-A-Smile, crocheting stuffed animals for kids.

TDCJ’s Offender Beekeeping Program

Since 2006, TDCJ has utilized 2,500 offenders in their beekeeing program at various prisons across Texas. In 2016, 547 pounds of honey was produced by TDCJ bee hives.

Texas to Modify Its LGBTQ Inmate Policy

Texas Department of Criminal Justice has agreed to modify its policies regarding the treatment of LGBTQ offenders to comply with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act. The modifications are part of a settlement from a 2014 civil rights by an

Visitation for March 17-18, 2018 Weekend

Visit our site for visitation restrictions or cancellations for all Texas prisons for the weekend of March 17-18, 2018.

Banned Books at Texas Prisons

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has banned more than 10,000 books due to security reasons. These books which are banned not by security guards but by mail room employees. It seems these book could be used to