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Texas Parole Lawyer – Necessary or Not

The Texas parole system is different than most states and different than what you see in the movies or on television, or at least the part concerned with whether or not to grant a parole to an inmate in the Texas prison system. For starters, there are three voting members of each board deciding whether or not a parole is granted in Texas. However, only two members vote unless they disagree and only then does the third member vote. In addition, there is no hearing where the inmate, witnesses, and/orRead More


Give Them Something To Look Forward To During The Hot Months

The temperatures in the units are climbing now and I'd be willing to bet that they started topping 100 degrees in units like Gurney in early May.  Although you get a half hour or so of rec time, usually, in the units other than that and school there isn't much to do or look forward to other than "making store" for those lucky enough to have family put money on their books. The only other bright spot is the possibility of making parole and getting out sooner. As we discussedRead More


Can I Appeal a Denial of Parole?

This is a bit of a tricky question in Texas.  When parole has been denied, the offender  can certainly send a Request for Reconsideration but, realistically, unless the Parole Board did something like consider evidence that wasn't a part of the file (ex. make their decision based on the wrong file) then it isn't likely to be granted. Add to this, the offender never knows what was reviewed or what made the difference in the decision since the reasons given for the denial are general in nature and there isRead More


What is Parole in Texas?

We have been running this website for a couple of years now and just realized that we have covered some details of what is involved in the parole process, as well as publishing the eBook  "How to Prepare a Texas Parole Presentation Package" (also available here in a package which includes both the eBook and a printed version which can be mailed to someone in prison) which includes forms and examples, but just realized we have never really discussed exactly what a parole from the Texas prison system is. After beingRead More


How to Prepare a Texas Parole Presentation Package

Many of us can't afford a lawyer to help a loved one with parole, but we still want them to have a fair shot at parole in Texas. That's the reason we developed "How to Prepare a Texas Parole Presentation Package", written by a psychology professional and a former attorney. The book is now available through RebellionBooks.com  and contains complete and easy to follow directions and forms to help prepare a Parole Presentation Package. It is available as an eBook for instant download, or in printed form.   For someone workingRead More


Texas Parole Status Information

One of the most common questions is "Where can I find information on the parole status of a Texas prisoner"? Because this is an issue that directly concerns families and other loved ones, we have put links on our sidebar to allow you to find these quickly. The links are about all of the information on specific people in Texas prisons, but the Texas parole status is included. If you will look at the column on the far right of this website you will see a section titled "Helpful Websites".Read More


Increase Chances of Parole

Most people with a loved one in prison struggle with their finances anyway and with the economy the way it is then it makes life even harder. There are some things that can be done to make the Texas prison sentence shorter, and make getting Texas parole more likely. 1) Stay out of trouble while in prison. Yes, some of the guards are asses and yes, some other prisoners are too, but the guards have all the power and at least a few of the other prisoners don't care ifRead More


The Most Important Part of a Parole Package

Preparing a parole package increases the chances of the offender making parole for a number of reasons, but chief among them is that it makes that potential parolee stand out from the rest of them. Since the statistics show that only a few minutes is spent,on average, with each parolee's file anything which catches the attention of the hearing officer in a positive way would increase their chances.  The following excerpt, which discusses what we feel is the most important part of the parole packet, is from our book, "HowRead More


Life Without Parole for Juveniles in Texas

In a move that surprised no one, the Texas Court if Criminal Appeals upheld the life without parole sentence for a juvenile convicted of murdering to San Antonio friends in 2006. The vote was split 7-2 , which in itself is at least a glimmer of hope, and was made despite the fact that Texas no longer allows the sentencing of juveniles to life without parole. As usual, the Court of Criminal Appeals held to its belief there are only two types of error in criminal convictions, harmless and none,Read More


Putting Together a Parole Packet

While our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Presentation Package, goes into the process and requirements in detail, several people have asked about other parole letters and packets on the internet and we thought we would take this chance to discuss them. The important thing to remember about a parole packet is that it may be the only chance the voting members have to see anything personal about the offender. We know their files contain letters from the DA, police reports, prison records, and sometimes letters from the "victims".Read More