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.
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.