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
After making parole, which is tough enough in Texas, a parolee has to contend with the ever present possibility of a parole violation. This article is to discuss the two type of parole violations which can result in parole revocation. The first type of parole violation is what is known as an "Administrative Violation". These are also known as "Technical Violations" or a "technical" for short. A technical violation is when someone has broken a condition of parole. This can be as simple as changing a home address without gettingRead More
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
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
It is fine to trickle support letters in to the parole office, but the actual parole packet needs to be thereat least a week, preferably 2 weeks, before the cutoff date provided by the parole board.
I've noticed a lot of people asking about what it really means when their loved one gets a "serve all" from the Texas Department of Pardons and Parole and whether it really means they have to do all of their sentence? It does not. A "serve all" is a short way of saying that the offender will not be approved for discretionary parole and must serve the sentence at least until their "short way". A short way is the date on which all of the actual time, good time, andRead More
Many people ask what is the most important thing a prisoner can do to make parole in Texas? Obviously, staying out of trouble while in prison is the most important, but other than that it is making some kind of verifiable effort at what passes for "rehabilitation" in the Texas prison system. That includes taking every class that they are allowed to take. Taking classes serves several purposes, the first is that it helps pass the time and makes it easier to stay out of trouble. Next, it shows someRead More