Other than the inmate’s behavior, the most important factor in making parole is a well prepared Texas parole packet which emphasizes the strengths of the person who is incarcerated while at the same time offering a plan to handle any issues which the potential parolee may have upon release.
This is an area in which there are suddenly a huge number of people offering services or advice on what to do. Unfortunately, most of the advice is too general, too old, or not based on the law.
Preparing the parole packet is more than just throwing together a few letters and a bunch of handwritten notes and sending it to the parole board. Instead, the chances of making parole increase greatly if the packet is prepared in a certain format, with attention to details and with an awareness of what other materials the parole board will be considering.
That last sentence is important, because most of the parole packet services are being prepared by people with no legal background or education and with a minimal, at best, understanding of what they are trying to achieve.
Records and statistics show that the voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (TBPP) have only a few minutes to consider each of the parole applications up for review on each day. It is generally agreed the materials submitted by the prison and the courts are the first items to be reviewed. That means their initial impression of the candidate for parole will be colored by the crime itself plus that awful mugshot taken upon entering Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).
Writing a parole packet involves not only elements of the law, the statutes, but also psychology and a thorough understanding of how the system works. Our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, was written by an attorney with years of experience in the criminal justice system with input from a psychology professional. The “system” and forms in the book were designed to touch on the important elements which are to be considered in parole as well as to address and counter the other materials the voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles will be considering when making their vote.
As a matter of fact, some of the people now advertising that they will prepare a parole packet for your loved one have actually purchased our book and are using our system but are charging hundreds of dollars for the same thing you can do and probably do better since you are more familiar with the incarcerated individual.
As we have always said, if you can afford to hire a Texas parole lawyer to help with parole then that is the best way to proceed but if you can’t then we feel the next best option is by using our book and system since it gives you the benefit of being written by someone with legal training and also enhanced by the use of the psychological techniques which allow you to present the materials in the method most likely to result in the granting of parole.
This process is too important and your money is too precious to trust it to someone who doesn’t have the training or the motivation of caring about the person in prison. Anyone can prepare a great parole packet by using the techniques and examples in our book!
How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, is available as an ebook or as a bundle including both the ebook for you and a printed copy that can be sent to you or can be mailed to the prison to the person who is seeking parole which gives them a chance to assist you in preparing their packet.