Temperatures Are Rising in Texas Prisons

Summer is almost here and that means temperatures in the units are climbing so now is the time to prepare a Texas parole packet.

Medical and Dental Visits While in Prison

All TDCJ inmates have the right to at least some medical and dental care while in a TDCJ prison.

Mother’s Day in Prison

Spending Mother's Day in prison is pretty tough on both the mom inside as well as the kids on the outside. We urge you to visit the mom not only to help her keep her spirits up but also for

What are the TDCJ Custody Levels Assigned to an Offender?

All offenders are assigned a custody level upon entering TDCJ.  Custody levels determine where an offender can be housed and amount of freedom.

Just Released- 2017 Version of Understanding The Texas Parole Process

The 2017 Edition of our free ebook Understanding The Texas Parole Process is now available.

West Texas Intermediate Sanction Facility To Close by June 2

The West Texas Intermediate Sanction Facility close its doors by June 2 and will transfer roughly 270 inmates to the Rudd Unit.

Why Do Some People Make Parole When Others Don’t?

In our free guide, Understanding the Texas Parole Process, we explain how the parole process works, important statistics, voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole, and the number of applications for parole they review each year.

Now Available-2017 Edition of How to Prepare A Texas Parole Packet

Our newly, updated book for 2017 contains updated information concerning the parole board members, address changes, statistics and other pertinent information. In addition, the 2017 version also includes the updated scores used in the Parole Guidelines Calculator.

The Parole Packet

A thoroughly prepared parole packet should be submitted and be part of any parole consideration by the Texas Parole Board.

When is an Inmate Eligible for Parole?

The process for parole begins at the sentencing.  Parole eligibility is based on the sentence type, amount of time served, and good time accumulated.

Texas Parole Support Letters

Include parole support letters in your Texas Parole Packet to send to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to help increase the chances for parole.

Filing A Tax Return For An Inmate

With tax season almost over do not overlook filing a federal tax return for an inmate. Any inmate receiving income from investments, income earned while not incarcerated, or has a spouse with income may need to file a federal tax return.

How to Find Texas Parole Status Information

Find an inmate. Free inmate locator for TDCJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons and other Texas jails.

Sending Mail To An Inmate

The TDCJ encourages friends and family to write to incarcerated individuals. Writing letters can be an important way to maintain a close relationship.