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How to Help Someone During the Parole Review Process

Of course, the best way to help someone is by sending them a copy of our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, which contains forms, instructions, and examples of all of the documents needed to increase the chances of parole being granted.  However, even if you don't want to go to that time and expense, you can still help. One of the most important items contained in the Texas parole packet are support letters. These letters can come from friends, families, employers, or acquaintances. Their purpose is toRead More


Texas Parole Support Letters Destroyed Without Being Sent to Voting Members

‚ÄčThis story actually broke in late 2013 but I wanted to discuss it a little more here and for a specific reason. It was revealed that due to mistakes by employees of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole, possibly as many as 86,000 files in their system may have been destroyed along with the support letters and other information which might have supported the parole applications of some prisoners and which could have resulted in their release. While the state tried to correct the mistake by adding employees andRead More


Understanding the Texas Parole Process E-book is Now Available and Free!

While we continue to update and offer our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, in both a bundle containing our printed version that can be sent to you or to someone in prison and an ebook that is instantly available or as a standalone ebook/digital download formats we have also completed the ebook Understanding the Texas Parole Process and it is now available for download at this link. Understanding the Texas Parole Process is an ebook which explains, in easy to understand terms, how the parole process in Texas worksRead More


How to Avoid the #1 Parole Packet Mistake

This may seem a little elementary but the #1 mistake people make when preparing a Texas Parole Packet either for themselves or for a friend or family member is easily avoided. First, some of you may not be aware of what a parole packet does. We'd encourage you to read a couple of our other articles so that you are aware of how the system works. The ones we suggest you read first are : How Does the Texas Parole Board Make Their Decisions, and Parole Interviews in Texas. The reasonRead More


The Importance of Support Letters

There are no accurate statistics available on the effect,if any, support letters have on an inmate or offender making parole but we do discuss them in detail and provide examples in our book How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet. The problem that we are seeing is that a number of different websites have examples on them of support letters which were obviously drafted by people with no legal or psychological background and the letters have nothing in them which provides any information llikely to be of benefit in persuadingRead More