Texas to Modify Its LGBTQ Inmate Policy

Texas Department of Criminal Justice has agreed to modify its policies regarding the treatment of LGBTQ offenders to comply with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act. The modifications are part of a settlement from a 2014 civil rights by an

Visitation for March 17-18, 2018 Weekend

Visit our site for visitation restrictions or cancellations for all Texas prisons for the weekend of March 17-18, 2018.

Banned Books at Texas Prisons

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has banned more than 10,000 books due to security reasons. These books which are banned not by security guards but by mail room employees. It seems these book could be used to

Voting as an Ex-Offender

One question that is on the minds of many Texas felons is are they allowed to vote?  The answer is "yes", as long as they meet the qualifications.

Now Available-2018 Edition of How to Prepare A Texas Parole Packet

The new 2018 edition of How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet contains updated information concerning the parole board members, address and phone changes, 2017 year-end statistics, updated scores used in the Parole Guidelines Calculator, and other important information.

How to Ask for an Inmate Transfer

Find out the rules when TDCJ allows family members of some inmates to request an inmate transfer to facility closer to their residence.

Doing Time – It’s What You Make of It

While this website was originally conceived to assist people in preparing for parole, we quickly realized decisions made at the very beginning of the incarceration would have effects on the length of the actual time.

Parole Conditions and the Importance of Not Violating

Being granted parole is the hardest part of the parole process. That's where our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet (2018 edition), can make a difference. The book includes strategies and forms to will allow anyone to prepare

Texas Prisons Eliminate Solitary Confinement as Punishment

Texas correctional officials eliminated the use of solitary confinement as a punishment for prison rule-breakers.

Texas Prison System Experiencing Delays in Mail Delivery

TexasParoleNow.com has learned that many prison units in Texas are experiencing mail delays due to Hurricane Harvey.

Now Is the Time to Prepare Parole Packets

Now is the time to prepare a Texas parole packet. TexasParoleNow offers easy, step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a Texas Parole Packet.

Texas Inmates Return to Jester III and Vance Units

Nearly 1,400 inmates that were evacuated due to rising flood water from Hurricane Harvey were returned to Jester III and Vance units in Richmond, Texas

Visitation Restrictions Labor Day Weekend

Texas inmate visitation restrictions for Texas Department of Criminal Justice for Labor Day weekend due to flooding from hurricane Harvey.

Update on Hurricane Harvey Prison Evacuations

Severe weather prompted the evacuation of nearly 6,000 inmates from five prisons, three half-way houses and two treatment facilities in Texas.