Parole Eligibility




Concurrent versus Consecutive sentences in Texas

The Effect of Concurrent and Consecutive Sentences on Texas Paroles

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.



Parole in Texas

What is Parole?

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.