Mandatory Supervised Release and Discretionary Mandatory Supervised Release are terms that are misleading and confusing. Eligible offenders can be released to mandatory supervision when their calendar time served plus good time credit equals the length of their prison sentence.
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.
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.
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 most important factor in making parole is a well prepared Texas parole packet which emphasizes the strengths of the person who is incarcerated while at the same time offering a plan to handle any issues which the potential parolee may have upon release.
Unfortunately in Texas, parole is (mistakenly in my opinion) considered a privilege, not a right. What this means is that many of the safeguards that are present in the criminal justice system, both before trial and…