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Important Information about the Texas Parole Process

 

Did you know that only 20% of Texas inmates are granted parole on their first try?  Parole is not automatic.  It is granted at the discretion of the members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.


Under the Texas Parole laws, the Texas Parole Board is not obligated to interview parole eligible inmates.  The information the board uses to determine parole is only what is in their case file.  The case file contains diagnostic prison data, social background information, offense information, conversations with prosecutors and arresting officers,  criminal history information, Victim Impact Statement, prison reports and information obtained from the FBI. Unless the potential parolee or a member of his family provide positive information through a Texas parole packet, then the only information the members of the Parole Board has to review is that provided by the prison system or the D.A. that sent the person to prison.


Since the Parole Board is determining whether or not to release the inmate, it is important to make the members of the parole board think of the inmate as a human and not a number. That is why a Parole Package is important for all parole eligible offenders. 


Since each member of the reviewing board only spends a few minutes evaluating each case, it is imperative that a parole package humanizes the offender.  TexasParoleNow.com has designed an easy to use, step-by-step parole package to help parole eligible offenders.  It is available as an eBook (now at a special sale price) for instant download or as a combination eBook and in printPrinted copies can be mailed directly from the publisher to any inmate in the Texas prison system.  

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