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Tuesday, May 18th, 2010


U.S. Supreme Court Bans Life Without Parole for Juveniles

For once, Texas was ahead of the trends in the criminal justice system since last session Governor Perry signed SB 839, a bill authored by Senator Juan Hinojosa, which allowed juveniles to be considered for parole after 40 years. Not a huge difference from life in prison, but at least something. The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 split vote, held that the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment did not allow a sentence of life without parole for juveniles. Although in this case the juvenile was sentencedRead More

Texas Parole Now is online!

The purpose of this blog is to keep the families of people imprisoned in Texas up to date on the latest news and info. We will post periodic news, rumors,  gossip, and general information about the Texas Prison system and, perhaps most important, the Texas Parole System. As we all know the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole can act arbitrarily, moves either too fast or too slow, and in general is absolutely unpredictable.  This makes the wait hard on the prisoners and even harder on the families. When weRead More