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Former Sheriff Appointed to Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

A. D’Wayne Jernigan swearing in ceremony.

Former Val Verde County Sheriff, A. D’Wayne Jernigan, was appointed to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a term set to expire on February 1, 2019.

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

Texas Parole Support Letters Destroyed Without Being Sent to Voting Members

​This 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

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

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

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.

How Does the Texas Parole Board Make Their Decisions?

A question most asked of potential parolees is “How does the Parole Board make their decisions about parole?” The members of the Texas Parole Board use a set of parole guidelines in order to obtain a score for an offender.

Over 80,000 Inmates Considered for Parole in 2012

In 2012, 81,638 inmates were considered for parole.  Of those, only 29,689 were approved.  That means the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole approved just 36.8% of the inmates who were up for parole.   On average each parole office

Father’s Day in Prision

Father's Day in prison is rough on both the man inside as well as the kids on the outside. Texas Parole Now urges you to go and visit the dad not only to help improve his spirits but also for

The Role of the Institutional Parole Officer In The Parole Process

The Institutional Parole Officer is often times the only official person an inmate will talk to regarding their parole plans. The Institutional Parole Officer is an employee of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles but does not have a

Parole Interviews in Texas

As we have mentioned in a previous post, the parole system in Texas is not like other states and definitely not like they show in the movies. In Texas there is no opportunity for an offender to meet with the

When To Complete A Texas Parole Packet?

People ask us "When is the time to start preparing a Texas parole packet?" Most of you know that a parole packet or a parole presentation package is a collection of documents and pictures sent to the Texas parole board

The Parole Interview in Texas Parole Cases

As we have mentioned in a previous post, the parole system in Texas is not like other states and not like they show you in the movies. I remember scenes from both Ocean's 11 and The Shawshank Redemption where a