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Now Available-2018 Edition of How to Prepare A Texas Parole Packet

The new 2018 edition of How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet contains updated information concerning the parole board members, address and phone changes, 2017 year-end statistics, updated scores used in the Parole Guidelines Calculator, and other important information.

Texas Prisons Eliminate Solitary Confinement as Punishment

Texas correctional officials eliminated the use of solitary confinement as a punishment for prison rule-breakers.

Texas Prison System Experiencing Delays in Mail Delivery

TexasParoleNow.com has learned that many prison units in Texas are experiencing mail delays due to Hurricane Harvey.

Visitation Restrictions Labor Day Weekend

Texas inmate visitation restrictions for Texas Department of Criminal Justice for Labor Day weekend due to flooding from hurricane Harvey.

Texas Evacuates More Prisons

The TDCJ announce they would start evacuating prisoners from its Vance and Jester III units due to rising flood waters.

Visitation Cancelled at Pack, Luther, and Cleveland Units

Visitation has been cancelled at the Pack, Luther, and Cleveland Units for August 27th due to severe weather.

Texas Evacuates Three Prison Units Due to Rising Water

Texas evacuates Ramsey Terrell, and Stringfellow Units in Rosharon due to rising flood waters from hurricane Harvey.

Visitation Cancelled at Willacy County State Jail Due to Illness

Due to a confirmed illness at Willacy County State Jail in Raymondville, Texas inmates are temporarily restricted from receiving visitors on August 26, 2017 and August 27,2017. The Texas Department of Criminal Justices has confirmed at least 24 inmates have tested

Judge Orders Texas to Reduce Temperatures in Prison

With all of Texas under an official heat advisory a federal judge has given state prison officials 15 days to come up with a plan to lower the temperature to 88 degrees inside the Wallace Pack Unit in Navasota, Texas.

$250 Million in Prison Budget Cuts

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 is not out of the

Former U.S. Marshal Joins CCA Board

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.   Ms. Hyltons' appointment comes

Cell Phones in Prison and How They Can Affect Parole

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 escape, being used to arrange

TDCJ Unveils New Inmate Censorship Policy

In the new Offender Orientation Handbook released this earlier this month, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice instituted a new policy punishing offenders for having a social media presence even if it is managed by a friend or family member.

Our Free Book on Texas Parole

While the book we sell, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, is the bestselling one on Amazon and our website, this article is just to remind people we also have a free one available as well. Understanding the Texas