The Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced yesterday that an inmate from a TDCJ prison was hospitalized after testing positive for CoViD-19. The inmate was transferred from Harris County to the TDCJ prison less than…
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All in-person interviews by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles are temporarily suspended due to the CoVid-19 pandemic.
Gov. Abbott signs a bill which suspends visitation at all Texas state-operated prison facilities until further notice.
This holiday season, do not forget those behind bars.
New laws were passed by the Texas Legislature which became effective September 1, 2019.
The mid-year edits for the 2019 Edition of How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet is now available!
Texas inmates are allowed appeal a denied parole decision only under a limited set of circumstances.
Inmate at the Robertson Unit dies from heat stroke this weekend.
The on-going staffing shortage at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is slowing down the release of offenders with approved parole.
As dangerous heat bears down on Texas, many Texas inmates have to endure the sweltering heat in non-air-conditioned prison facilities.
An important component in understanding parole eligibility is the calculation of “good time credits” which is determined by the assigned Line Class.
No visitation for parts of Lychner State Jail in Humble, TX and Lopez Unit in Edinburg, TX due to illness.
Seven people tested positive for the mumps virus at the Harris County Jail in Houston prompting some blocks of the facility to be quarantined.
Newly release statistical information from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has some surprising news, some bad news, and a tiny bit of good news for those seeking parole.
There are three options available for preparing a Texas parole packet, only two of these are proven reliable. A good parole packet can mean the difference between being approved for parole or being denied.
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When Texas judges impose multiple sentences after conviction for multiple crimes they often have a choice on whether the sentences all run at the same time, known as concurrent, or whether the sentences are to run one after another, known as consecutive or stacked. How the judge orders the sentences to be served as well as which sentence is imposed first can make a dramatic difference in how long a prisoner has to wait to be eligible for parole.
The Texas parole process is complex and confusing. You will find answers to many of your questions in our books Understanding the Texas Parole Process and How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet.
Parole is a method to release a person early from their prison sentence and yet still keep an eye on them as they gradually adjust to living within the rules of society.
There are five different types of sentences or crimes in Texas which can affect parole eligibility: non-3G offense, 3G or aggravated offense, life sentence, life without parole, and death sentence.