This is going to be a short article and is written just to answer a specific question asked by new Texas parole lawyers as well as prisoners representing themselves. That question is, “Can I see…Read More
Texas Board of Pardons and Parole
All in-person interviews by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles are temporarily suspended due to the CoVid-19 pandemic.
The on-going staffing shortage at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is slowing down the release of offenders with approved parole.
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.
Mandatory Supervised Release and Discretionary Mandatory Supervised Release are terms that are misleading and confusing. Eligible offenders can be released to mandatory supervision when their calendar time served plus good time credit equals the length of their prison sentence.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 a parole packet for the voting members of the parole board.
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.
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.
A thoroughly prepared parole packet should be submitted and be part of any parole consideration by the Texas Parole Board.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles maintains headquarters in Austin, Texas. P. O. Box 13401 Capitol Station Austin, Texas 78711 (512) 406-5795