Texas Parole

Concurrent versus Consecutive sentences in Texas

The Effect of Concurrent and Consecutive Sentences on Texas Paroles

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.

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What is Mandatory Supervised 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.


















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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…