There seems to be a lot of people starting up services to prepare parole packets and it's obvious this is an issue that needs to be addressed.
As we here at TexasParoleNow.com have said from the beginning, if you can afford to hire a Texas parole lawyer to assist your friend or loved one in applying for parole then that is a great step to take. Most Texas parole attorneys have the forms in place and a staff who has prepared many of these packets before so the work on your part is minimal and the product is almost certainly going to be quality. The only warning we would give on this is that if the attorney makes a big deal out of being able to do a personal interview with the voting members of the parole board you may want to be careful since there are no statistics available to show that this makes a difference nor any to show what percentage of requests for a personal interview are granted. If any attorneys are reading this, and we know some do, and have numbers they want to present which show it makes a difference then we would be glad to analyze that data and present it to our readers.
However, there are many other people who have just decided to start up services to prepare parole packets with no legal background. At least some of these have purchased and are using our book as their guideline to preparing these packets.
At this point we cannot in good conscience recommend that anyone other than a licensed Texas attorney be hired to prepare a parole packet since the services by those who are not licensed do not have any indications that they actually understand the process any better than anyone who purchases our book and follows the steps outlined in there. Further, there is some question as to whether it is even legal for an entity other than a Texas lawyer to charge for preparing the packet to be submitted to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
In addition, many of these services are charging hundreds, even thousands, of dollars to prepare the packets and, again, all they are doing is using the same procedures and theories set forth in our book which is priced at a level where almost everyone can afford it.
With our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet. and just a little bit of time on the part of the person preparing the packet it is quite likely the end result will be even better than the paperwork prepared by these services and at a fraction of the cost!
We know that getting a loved one to make parole is important for a number of reasons including the fact that having them out of prison and working at gainful employment will help with the financial situation. At a time when money is tight it is important to make sure you spend wisely.
Again, hiring a Texas Parole lawyer is usually a good investment but if you can't afford to do that then you should seriously consider avoiding the services who prepare Texas parole packets without a lawyer and, instead, invest your time and the reasonable price of our book and do the parole packet yourself. Also, if you order the "bundle" which includes both the instantly downloadable e-book as well as a printed copy we have an option which allows you to enter a "ship to address" as you're checking out and we can ship the book to the person who is incarcerated. As a publisher the Texas Department of Criminal Justice allows us to ship books into a prison. This option will allow the potential parolee to assist in preparing their packet and not only make the end product better but also give them something to do while they are locked up.
We've been told repeatedly that one of the hardest parts about being locked up is the boredom and that often boredom leads an inmate to make mistakes that lengthen their stay.
The book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet is available in an instantly downloadable e-book format or in the bundle including both the e-book and a printed copy.