An important component in understanding parole eligibility is the calculation of “good time credits” which is determined by the assigned Line Class.Read More
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.
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.
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.
A parolee who violates the terms and conditions of their parole is at risk for a parole revocation and subject to a Blue Warrant.
What are your chances of parole on the first parole review? TBPP uses several factors when granting parole. Find out what factors affect parole.
The one thing that prisoners have is plenty of time and not enough to do to fill it. In addition, the holiday season is particularly hard since it really drives home the fact they are missing from their loved ones.
On the day the offender is to be paroled, the parolee will be taken to the nearest bus station with a bus voucher. The bus voucher allows the transport company to take the parolee to the bus station nearest the parolee’s approved residence.
Now is the time to prepare a Texas parole packet. TexasParoleNow offers easy, step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a Texas Parole Packet.
A person convicted of a State Jail Felony in Texas can be eligible for Diligent Participation Credit for early release.
The 2017 Edition of our free ebook Understanding The Texas Parole Process is now available.
The process for parole begins at the sentencing. Parole eligibility is based on the sentence type, amount of time served, and good time accumulated.