Prisoner Information and Prisoner Parole Information and Status
We have had a number of people write to ask about a prisoner's parole information. Unfortunately, we don't provide that service here, but to help our loyal readers we have placed a link on the site.
If you want to find out information about an offender including their location, parole status, release date, etc. on the Right side of our blog under the heading Site Links there is a link to TDCJ Offender Information. Clicking there will take you to the official website which allows you to research information about people incarcerated in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
A Note About Parole:
People ask us "When is the time to start preparing a parole packet?" Most of you know, a parole packet or a parole presentation package is a collection of documents and pictures that is sent to the parole board to help them get to know the potential parolee a little better. This is particularly important in Texas since the prisoner does not have an interview with any actual members of the parole board who will be voting.
Our answer as to when to start is always the same.
There are many reasons for this, but the main thing to remember is it is better to have the information and not need it, than to need it and not have it. Many times it takes much longer to get the information together than you would think and people are forced to submit packets without all of the materials.
We discuss the various parts of the packet in our eBook, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Presentation Package, available as a download which can then be used to prepare the packet or as a download and printed copy. As a bookstore, we can mail the printed copy to a prisoner at his unit or directly to you. By all means, if you can afford a parole attorney, hire one, but if you can't, our low priced eBook will help you to do the best job possible.
Beware When Choosing Who Will Assist in Preparing a Texas Parole Packet
Some people with no legal background are preparing parole packets. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of in this important process.
The Difference Between Texas Probation and Texas Parole
Understand the difference between probation and parole. Both are an alternative to prison. Probation occurs prior to prison while parole is early release from prison.