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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.
Parole and mandatory release are terms which every offender needs to understand when planning on beginning a life after release.
Mandatory Supervised Release and Discretionary Mandatory Supervised Release are terms that are misleading and confusing. Eligible offenders can be released to mandatory supervision when their calendar time served plus good time credit equals the length of their prison sentence.
Some people with no legal background are preparing parole packets. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of in this important process.
Understand the difference between probation and parole. Both are an alternative to prison. Probation occurs prior to prison while parole is early release from prison.
Learn about what is a 3G offense in Texas, why does it matter if the crime is a 3G offense, how does 3G affect parole, and the special rules for serving time for a 3G offense.