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Aggravated Crimes aka 3G Offenses and Their Effect on Parole

Criminal with Gun

Learn about what is a 3G offense in Texas, why does it matter if the crime is a 3G offense, how does 3G affect parole, and the special rules for serving time for a 3G offense.


A Decrease in Budget is a Factor in More Texas Paroles Being Granted

Decrease Budget a Factor in More Paroles Being Granted

The number of granted Texas paroles are increasing due to decreased budget and public sentiment towards alternatives to incarceration.


Texas Inmates Graduate! Thank You For Donating Your Caps and Gowns!

Texas Inmates Graduate at Neil Unit

Thanks to the generous donations of our readers, 74 Texas inmates were able to graduate in traditional caps and gowns.


Prison Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Planting Screwdriver But Will Not Face Jail Time

Prison Official Plants Screwdriver in Inmate's Cell

Former Texas prison official pleads guilty to third-degree felony tampering charge for planting screwdrivers in an inmate’s cell, receives no jail time.


Texas Inmate Denied Medical Treatment for Flesh-Eating Bacteria Files Lawsuit

Micrograph of Flesh Eating Bacteria

A Texas inmate denied adequate medical treatment for a deadly flesh-eating bacteria has filed a lawsuit against TDCJ.


Merry Christmas …and Don’t Forget Those Inside!

We want to wish our readers a Happy Holiday season and to thank you for taking the time to read our articles and buy our books.


Still Time to Order Our Parole Book for Christmas!

How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet

The one thing that prisoners have is plenty of time and not enough to do to fill it. In addition, the holiday season is particularly hard since it really drives home the fact they are missing from their loved ones.


Christmas and Holidays in a Texas Prison

Now that Turkey Day is over, everyone is now busy shopping with the retailers playing Christmas music, decorating their stores, and doing everything possible to get you into the holiday spirit but inside the prisons it is just another endless stretch of sad days for most of the prisoners, missing their family and trying to find a way to prevent boredom until they are released.


Our Two Books: Understanding the Texas Parole Process and How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet

Texas Parole Now offers two books: our free book Understanding the Texas Parole Process which explains how the Texas parole process works and our premium book How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet which how to create an effective parole packet.


The Basics of Texas Parole

Do you know the basics of Texas parole? In this video we discuss the basics of parole in Texas and common terms used in the parole system. They are explained in a short and easily understandable format.


Kyle Unit Offenders Stitch Toys

Offenders at TDCJ’s Kyle Unit participate Operation Stitch-A-Smile, crocheting stuffed animals for kids.


Which Texas Parole Board Office Has The Highest Release Rate?

One question we at TexasParoleNow.com receive quite often is, "Which Parole Board Office has the highest release rate?" The voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles decides which eligible offenders are to be released on parole or discretionary mandatory supervision.  The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is composed of seven Parole Board Offices: Amarillo, Angelton, Austin, Gatesville, Huntsville, Palestine and San Antonio.  For many years the Angleton Board Office has maintained the highest release rates among the various Parole Boards.  With the newly released statistics for 2016,Read More


2016 Edition of How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet Now Available

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.


Why Submit A Parole Packet?

Parole Packets are a means by which the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole receive information about an inmate's rehabilitation, participation in educational classes, and character which are used to determine an offender's parole vote. A parole package is not necessary for an inmate to make parole.  The voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole do not require anyone to do anything.  However the voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole receive hundreds of files each month for review for parole and mandatory supervision.  A paroleRead More


The Most Important Part of a Texas Parole Package

The title to this article may be just a little misleading because every part of a parole packet, especially when done using the system we describe in our book How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, is important. That's due to the fact that the system is set up to cover all areas and appeal to whatever the specific voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole think are important. However, there is one part of the packet that we see people messing up on very, very oftenRead More


When Should You Start Preparing Your Texas Parole Packet

For some reason, many people believe they should wait until the inmate is up for review before preparing the parole packet. This is absolutely incorrect! The Parole Board can receive the inmate's file and vote on parole as much as 60 days prior to the actual eligibility date. If a vote has taken place then the board members do not review the new materials. This is why it is important to begin work on the Texas parole packet early, as much as six months to a year before the parole eligibility date. IfRead More


Need Help With a Parole Packet?

Are you confused on how to create a parole packet for a loved one and don't know where to start? Why not let us help? Our book How To Prepare a Texas Parole Packet takes you step-by-step through the process of preparing a parole packet. For forms, instructions, and tips to help you we hope you will consider our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, available as an ebook, or as a bundle consisting of an ebook and a printed copy. The printed copy can be mailed toRead More


The Single Most Important Factor in Being Granted Parole in Texas

​ One of the more common questions we get is "What is the most important factor in making parole?". This can be answered in two ways, the first is that you must prepare a good parole packet. There are many reasons for this, which we discuss in great detail in our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet,  available in both eBook format as well as a bundle including the eBook and a printed copy which can be mailed to the reader or to the incarcerated person seeking parole. However, thereRead More


When It Comes to Making Parole, Something Beats Nothing

The most common reason for not submitting a parole packet in support of someone in prison seeking parole is that the person "didn't think they could do it". The simple fact is that something beats nothing when it comes to making parole. One of the reasons we offer our free e-book, Understanding the Texas Parole Process, is so that anyone who wants to take the time to download it (and there are a lot of people taking advantage of the offer) will at least understand how the process works andRead More


Paroling to Another State from Texas

Many people who live in another state are arrested in Texas while passing through. This can cause problems when it comes time for parole since parole usually requires a home address that can be visited and evaluated when it comes time for parole. However, the rules in Texas allow for a potential parolee to ask to be paroled to another state and supervised there. This is due to an agreement between the states known as the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision. All 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia,Read More