A Proper Parole Packet is Important
A lot of people make no effort, other than getting a support letter or two, to prepare a parole packet for their loved one who is sitting in a Texas prison waiting on the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole to allow them to come home. They think that if they can't afford a Texas parole lawyer then they can't do anything to help, but that just isn't true.
Now is a great time to be putting forth the best effort possible to help someone make parole. Texas is and has been facing budget shortfalls and one area in which they have cut back is the prison system. Budget cuts mean less guards, less money for other services and, ultiamtely, a need to cut back on the numbers of prisoners. Since the judges and District Atttorneys aren't going to cut back on trying to send people to prison (it makes for good press at election time) then that means they are cutting people out of prison early via parole.
However, the system is worried about a repeat of incidents like the one in the video above. That's why it is important to be sure and prepare a proper parole packet which allows the voting members of the parole board to see your loved one or friend as a person, rather than just a number or a file. It is doubly important in a Texas parole application because unlike other states there is no parole hearing and most parole applicants never see or meet the parole board members who actually vote to approve their parole. Read this article for more information on the parole hearing.
However, anyone can prepare an effective Texas Parole Packet. All they need is the information contained in our eBook, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet available as both as an instantly downloadable eBook and as a bundle of the eBook and a printed book (which can be sent to the person in prison to allow them to help with the preparation of the package).
Beware When Choosing Who Will Assist in Preparing a Texas Parole Packet
Some people with no legal background are preparing parole packets. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of in this important process.
The Difference Between Texas Probation and Texas Parole
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