Spending Mother’s Day in prison is pretty tough on both the mom inside as well as the kids on the outside. We urge you to visit the mom not only to help her keep her spirits up but also for the benefit of the children and to keep the family unit together as much as possible.
According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, more than a dozen prisoners at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas are on a hunger strike. The hunger strike is a protest for the lockdown of…
On the day the offender is to be paroled, the parolee will be taken to the nearest bus station with a bus voucher. The bus voucher allows the transport company to take the parolee to the bus station nearest the parolee’s approved residence.
Every state has different rules regarding a felon’s right to vote. Not knowing the right has caused several people in Texas to be sent back to prison. Although the rules are simple, every felon should know them.
Finding employment on the outside is an important part of being granted parole. The TDCJ’s Reentry and Integration Division helps connect ex-offenders and offenders up for parole with employers looking for qualified applicants based on education, vocational training, certifications, and work experience.
Since 2006, TDCJ has utilized 2,500 offenders in their beekeeing program at various prisons across Texas. In 2016, 547 pounds of honey was produced by TDCJ bee hives.
Texas Department of Criminal Justice has agreed to modify its policies regarding the treatment of LGBTQ offenders to comply with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act. The modifications are part of a settlement from a 2014 civil rights by an LGBTQ ex-inmate who alleged she was raped and beaten while incarcerated.
Visit our site for visitation restrictions or cancellations for all Texas prisons for the weekend of March 17-18, 2018.
One question that is on the minds of many Texas felons is are they allowed to vote? The answer is “yes”, as long as they meet the qualifications.
While this website was originally conceived to assist people in preparing for parole, we quickly realized decisions made at the very beginning of the incarceration would have effects on the length of the actual time.
Being granted parole is the hardest part of the parole process. That’s where our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet (2018 edition), can make a difference. The book includes strategies and forms to will allow anyone to prepare a parole packet for the voting members of the parole board.
Texas correctional officials eliminated the use of solitary confinement as a punishment for prison rule-breakers.
Now is the time to prepare a Texas parole packet. TexasParoleNow offers easy, step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a Texas Parole Packet.
Visitation has been cancelled at the Pack, Luther, and Cleveland Units for August 27th due to severe weather.
A person convicted of a State Jail Felony in Texas can be eligible for Diligent Participation Credit for early release.
A mistrial was declared by a jury in Walker County after deliberating for more than five hours. Jurors could not reach a verdict in the trial of a former state parole official accused of falsifying government documents.
Our newly, updated book for 2017 contains updated information concerning the parole board members, address changes, statistics and other pertinent information. In addition, the 2017 version also includes the updated scores used in the Parole Guidelines Calculator.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is preparing for a $250 million budget cut for the 2018-2019 budget. The agency has declined where the savings will occur but closing prisons and releasing more nonviolent offenders…
Former director of the U.S. Marshals Service, Stacia Hylton, has joined the board of directors of Corrections Corporation of America. Corrections Corporation of America, or CCA, is the largest for-profit prison corporation in the country….
Cell Phones in Prison The prison systems are now taking the position that the #1 problem in the facilities are contraband cell phones. To support their case they are arguing the cell phones create a "danger" of…