Category Archives: Texas Board of Pardons and Parole

Federal Prison Problems Due to Trump’s Shutdown

The ongoing federal government “shut down” is affecting our federal prisons. The lack of funds is causing a shortage in staffing, cancelled visitations, reduced medical care, and reduced food quality.

Former Sheriff Appointed to Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

A. D’Wayne Jernigan swearing in ceremony.

Former Val Verde County Sheriff, A. D’Wayne Jernigan, was appointed to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019.

How Does A Parolee Get Home When Released From Prison?

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

Doing Time – It’s What You Make of It

While this website was originally conceived to assist people in preparing for parole, we quickly realized decisions made at the very beginning of the incarceration would have effects on the length of the actual time.

Parole Conditions and the Importance of Not Violating

Being granted parole is the hardest part of the parole process. That's where our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet (2018 edition), can make a difference. The book includes strategies and forms to will allow anyone to prepare

Mistrial for Former Parole Commissioner in Tampering Case

A mistrial was declared by a jury in Walker County after deliberating for more than five hours.  Jurors could not reach a verdict in the trial of a former state parole official accused of falsifying government documents.

Why Do Some People Make Parole When Others Don’t?

In our free guide, Understanding the Texas Parole Process, we explain how the parole process works, important statistics, voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole, and the number of applications for parole they review each year.

The Parole Packet

A thoroughly prepared parole packet should be submitted and be part of any parole consideration by the Texas Parole Board.

Which Texas Parole Board Office Has The Highest Release Rate?

One question we at TexasParoleNow.com receive quite often is, "Which Parole Board Office has the highest release rate?" The voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles decides which eligible offenders are to be released on parole or discretionary

Texas Considers Closing Four State Prisons

Four Texas state prisons could be closed as lawmakers consider reducing the Texas Department of Criminal Justice budget by $40 million. If the final state budget is passed, this could mark the largest reduction in state's history.   Last Friday,

Increase Chances of Parole in Texas by Being Active While Incarcerated

While we discuss this more thoroughly in our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, I just wanted to say a few words about how taking part in classes while incarcerated can potentially improve the chances of parole. GED

Texas Appoints New Chair to Texas Board of Pardons and Parole

Governor Greg Abbott announced today his reappointment of David Gutierrez of Belton, Texas to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and his new appointment as Presiding Officer.  His term is set to expire February 1, 2021.  Also appointed was

The Most Important Part of a Texas Parole Package

The title to this article may be just a little misleading because every part of a parole packet, especially when done using the system we describe in our book How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, is important. That's due

Texas Parole Commissioner Indicted on Tampering With Government Records

Texas parole commissioner Pamela Freeman has been indicted for tampering with government records. An investigation which led to an indictment revealed that Freeman made notes in official government files that at least five inmates refused to be interviewed when being