Category Archives: Texas Parole

TDCJ Cuts Inmate Health Care Spending in 2020-2021

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.

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

Now Available-2018 Edition of How to Prepare A Texas Parole Packet

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.

Diligent Participation Credit For State Jail Felony

A person convicted of a State Jail Felony in Texas can be eligible for Diligent Participation Credit for early release.

Temperatures Are Rising in Texas Prisons

Summer is almost here and that means temperatures in the units are climbing so now is the time to prepare a Texas parole packet.

Now Available-2017 Edition of How 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.

The Parole Packet

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

When is an Inmate Eligible for Parole?

The process for parole begins at the sentencing.  Parole eligibility is based on the sentence type, amount of time served, and good time accumulated.

Texas Parole Support Letters

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.

How to Find Texas Parole Status Information

Find an inmate. Free inmate locator for TDCJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons and other Texas jails.

Sending Mail To An Inmate

The TDCJ encourages friends and family to write to incarcerated individuals. Writing letters can be an important way to maintain a close relationship.

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