Category Archives: Felon Rights
After a losing a legal battle over extreme heat in Texas prisons, TDCJ announced plans to add air conditioning to the Hodge Unit in East Texas.
Texas officials dismissed over 500 inmate disciplinary cases after the discovery of an illegal quota implemented at several TDCJ prisons.
Texas Prison Guards Planting Evidence and Quota System This is part 2 of a two-part series on pay for Texas prison guards and the illegal quota system. View Part 1 of the series here. Illegal Quota System at the Ramsey Unit Recently,
Texas authorities are investigating dozens of disciplinary reports against inmates at the Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, Texas after a report of a quota system that required correctional officers to write up prisoners or face disciplinary actions.
The new 2018 edition of How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet contains updated information concerning the parole board members, address and phone changes, 2017 year-end statistics, updated scores used in the Parole Guidelines Calculator, and other important information.
A person convicted of a State Jail Felony in Texas can be eligible for Diligent Participation Credit for early release.
Effective September 1, 2015, parolees with a felony drug conviction are once again eligible to apply for and receive federal food assistance commonly known as Food Stamps. Many states opted to bar drug felons from Foods Stamps, which is now
One question that is on the minds of many Texas felons is are they allowed to vote? The answer is "yes", as long as they meet the qualifications. In Texas, voting qualifications are covered under the Texas Election Code, Title
Monday, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a Texas case that extreme heat can violate prisoners' rights. The case, which involved a 64-year-old former Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate suffered from hypertension and other medical ailments,
Just a reminder, in Texas the new laws go into effect on September 1 of the year of a legislative session, which is today. While there are around 700 new Texas laws which took effect today there are 3 that