The time it takes to prepare a parole package depends largely on how long it takes to gather all the letters, pictures, certificates, and other documents. Most people can complete a parole package within two months if there are no problems, but because you never know when problems may pop up you want to start working on the package much earlier.
A Texas parole package generally consists of support letters, pictures, certifications, educational certificates, risk assessments, a parole plan and other documents. Preparing these documents can take time to ensure they are accurate and reflect the inmate in a good light.
Keep in mind an inmate's parole eligibility date is not the date the parole board will decide where or not to grant parole, it means the inmate can be released at any time after that date. The Parole Board will make the decision BEFORE the eligibility date and sometimes well before. Therefore, it is extremely important to submit a completed Texas parole package with plenty of time before the parole eligibility date.
Putting together a parole package is much harder than many of the forums on the internet make it appear. Most people just throw a lot of stuff at the parole board, however, that ignores the way the parole system actually works in Texas. A certain level of commitment is required from the involved parties to ensure all issues are addressed as soon as possible.
Our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Package provides easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on creating a personalized parole package. The book discusses the various parts of a parole package, provides templates, forms and assistance for completing your personal plan and is designed with a specific goal in mind. How to Prepare a Texas Parole Package is available as a downloadable PDF or in printed form which can be mailed to a prisoner at his or her unit or directly to you.