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3g Offenses and Why They Matter

In Texas, the date of theoretical parole eligibility depends primarily on whether the offense is "3g or non 3g". So what does the term 3g mean? 3g is a shorthand way of saying that an offense is considered aggravated under Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 42.12 (3) (g). The crimes under this section are: Capital Murder, Murder, Indecency with a Child by Contact, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Aggravated Robbery, Sexual Assault, Injury to a Child, Injury to an Elderly Person, Injury to a Disabled Individual, Sexual Performance by a Child,Read More


Best Tip for Making Parole in Texas

Being granted parole requires a combination of many different factors. The original crime and the facts involved can play a huge part as can the behavior while incarcerated.  Of course, preparing a good parole packet can make a world of difference as well, as we discuss and give examples of in our book available both as an ebook for immediate download and as a bundle that includes the digital file as well as a printed copy that can be sent into the prison so that the prisoner can help withRead More


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


Federal Judge Says Texas Parole Officials Can Be Held Liable for Sex Offender Restrictions

  Once again, a Federal Judge in Austin, Texas has slapped the hand of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles from imposing Condition X without due process. In an order issued last week in Austin, Texas, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel blasted the state's refusal to provide due process hearings before imposing sex-offender restrictions (Condition X) on an offender never convicted of a sex crime. Judge Yeakel ruled that the 7-member state Board of Pardons and Paroles, 12 parole commissioners, state parole director Stuart Jenkins and other parole officialsRead More


New Texas Parole Numbers Offer Encouragement

According to the Austin American Statesman, the latest figures on the rate of release on parole in Texas indicate that it has "surged" from a low of 27% in October, 2010 to a current level which in March reached nearly 60%. While a number of different things factor into this, including many sex offenders being released on parole just before they complete their sentence, a decline in recidivism rates due to post release community programs, and others, we here at TexasParoleNow.com believe that the reduction in the state budget alsoRead More


How to Choose a Texas Parole Lawyer

For those inmates lucky enough to have family or friends that can afford to hire a Texas Parole Attorney then difficulty then becomes "which one to hire?" A few tips to making your selection (and we certainly hope you'll consider hiring one of those Texas parole lawyers  who advertise on this site): 1) Pick an attorney that you like. You will have to work with them for a little while and so you want it to be as pleasant as possible. Nothing is worse than having to work with someoneRead More


Important Information about the Texas Parole Process

  Did you know that only 20% of Texas inmates are granted parole on their first try?  Parole is not automatic.  It is granted at the discretion of the members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Under the Texas Parole laws, the Texas Parole Board is not obligated to interview parole eligible inmates.  The information the board uses to determine parole is only what is in their case file.  The case file contains diagnostic prison data, social background information, offense information, conversations with prosecutors and arresting officers,  criminalRead 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