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Filing A Tax Return For An Inmate

With tax season almost over do not overlook filing a federal tax return for an inmate. Any inmate receiving income from investments, income earned while not incarcerated, or has a spouse with income may need to…



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What Happens at the Parole Eligibility Date?

What happens on an inmate’s parole eligibility date?  Basically nothing.  The parole eligibility dates is not the date the parole board will decide whether or not to grant parole, it means the inmate can be…



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Look for us on Twitter

Notice of our new blog posts are now being automatically transmitted via twitter. Click here to visit our Twitter feed and keep up to date on any changes in the Texas Prison or Parole system.




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BAMBI Enters the Texas Prison System

In 2007, Texas announced a program called the Baby and Mother Bonding Initiative or BAMBI for short. The program is modeled on the Federal Bureau of Prison's Mothers and Infants Together program. Even though the…



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Congress Changes Cocaine Sentencing Laws

Although it deals more with Federal sentences and this website is primarily a Texas site, it is still important to keep in mind the mind set of the authorities. Although it will have minimal, or…


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Parole as it Relates to State Jail

As the news has had stories about legislators and others debating whether or not the State Jail system unique to Texas should be shut down, several people have asked about what State Jail is and…





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What does a Serve All from parole mean?

I've noticed a lot of people asking about what it really means when their loved one gets a "serve all" from the Texas Department of Pardons and Parole and whether it really means they have…