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.Read More
Parole and mandatory release are terms which every offender needs to understand when planning on beginning a life after release.
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 number of granted Texas paroles are increasing due to decreased budget and public sentiment towards alternatives to incarceration.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has cut the spending on inmate health care in the 2020-2021 budget leaving inmate health care underfunded by more than a quarter of a billion dollars.
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.
The new 2018 edition of How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet contains updated information concerning the parole board members, address and phone changes, 2017 year-end statistics, updated scores used in the Parole Guidelines Calculator, and other important information.
A person convicted of a State Jail Felony in Texas can be eligible for Diligent Participation Credit for early release.
Summer is almost here and that means temperatures in the units are climbing so now is the time to prepare a Texas parole packet.
Our newly, updated book for 2017 contains updated information concerning the parole board members, address changes, statistics and other pertinent information. In addition, the 2017 version also includes the updated scores used in the Parole Guidelines Calculator.
A thoroughly prepared parole packet should be submitted and be part of any parole consideration by the Texas Parole Board.
The process for parole begins at the sentencing. Parole eligibility is based on the sentence type, amount of time served, and good time accumulated.
Include parole support letters in your Texas Parole Packet to send to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to help increase the chances for parole.
Find an inmate. Free inmate locator for TDCJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons and other Texas jails.
The TDCJ encourages friends and family to write to incarcerated individuals. Writing letters can be an important way to maintain a close relationship.
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