Category Archives: Prison Life

Sending Mail To An Inmate

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice encourages family members and friends to write often to incarcerated individuals.  Writing a letter is a small and easy thing to do for those on the outside but it makes a huge difference to

Judge Says Texas Must Provide Safe Drinking Water to Inmates

A federal judge ordered the Texas prison system to provide safe drinking water that doesn't violate "contemporary standards of decency" to inmates in a Texas prison. U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison gave the Wallace Pack Unit in Navasota, Texas 15

Cell Phones in Prison and How They Can Affect Parole

Cell Phones in Prison The prison systems are now taking the position that the #1 problem in the facilities are contraband cell phones. To support their case they are arguing the cell phones create a "danger" of escape, being used to arrange

What is the CHANGES Program?

The CHANGES Program is a program offered to offenders through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Windham School District which provide life skills to prepare offenders for release.  CHANGES stands for Changing Habits and Achieving New Goals to Empower Success. Offenders

Getting Your GED While Incarcerated

Windham School District (WSD) provides a GED preparation program for inmates seeking to obtain their GED while incarcerated and is available for any qualified inmate in a Texas county or state jail or prison at no charge. When inmates enter

Writing to Inmates

Don't be afraid to write a friend or loved one while they are in prison.  Writing a letter is a small and easy thing to do for those on the outside but receiving letters while incarcerated makes a huge difference

The Single Most Important Factor in Being Granted Parole in Texas

​ One of the more common questions we get is "What is the most important factor in making parole?". This can be answered in two ways, the first is that you must prepare a good parole packet. There are many

A Suggestion to Help People in Prison

While the main purpose of this website is to help people understand the parole process in Texas and also to educate them about the importance of parole packets, we also try to occasionally offer our insights into life inside prison

Christmas and Holidays in a Texas Prison

Turkey Day is followed immediately by an onset of shopping with the retailers playing Christmas music, decorating their stores, and doing everything possible to get you into the holiday spirit but inside the prisons it's just another endless stretch of sad

Parole Revocation

We recently got a letter from someone who had done a little time in a Texas psrison and he offered the best explanation of the reason people fail to complete their parole and get revoked so, with his permission, we are