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A Decrease in Budget is a Factor in More Texas Paroles Being Granted

Decrease Budget a Factor in More Paroles Being Granted

The number of granted Texas paroles are increasing due to decreased budget and public sentiment towards alternatives to incarceration.

Doing Time – It’s What You Make of It

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.

Texas Parole Support Letters

Include parole support letters in your Texas Parole Packet to send to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to help increase the chances for parole.

Which Texas Parole Board Office Has The Highest Release Rate?

One question we at TexasParoleNow.com receive quite often is, "Which Parole Board Office has the highest release rate?" The voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles decides which eligible offenders are to be released on parole or discretionary

Lots and Lots of Bad Info and Scammers Out There

At TexasParoleNow.com we like to keep informed of what is going on both in the prison system and the things in the outside world that concern the people who are incarcerated along with their families. What we have seen is

Getting Your GED While Incarcerated

Windham School District (WSD) provides a GED preparation program for inmates seeking to obtain their GED while incarcerated and is available for any qualified inmate in a Texas county or state jail or prison at no charge. When inmates enter

Texas Parole Support Letters Destroyed Without Being Sent to Voting Members

​This story actually broke in late 2013 but I wanted to discuss it a little more here and for a specific reason. It was revealed that due to mistakes by employees of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole, possibly

The Importance of Support Letters

There are no accurate statistics available on the effect,if any, support letters have on an inmate or offender making parole but we do discuss them in detail and provide examples in our book How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet.

How Does the Texas Parole Board Make Their Decisions?

A question most asked of potential parolees is “How does the Parole Board make their decisions about parole?” The members of the Texas Parole Board use a set of parole guidelines in order to obtain a score for an offender.

Over 80,000 Inmates Considered for Parole in 2012

In 2012, 81,638 inmates were considered for parole.  Of those, only 29,689 were approved.  That means the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole approved just 36.8% of the inmates who were up for parole.   On average each parole office

Father’s Day in Prision

Father's Day in prison is rough on both the man inside as well as the kids on the outside. Texas Parole Now urges you to go and visit the dad not only to help improve his spirits but also for

The Role of the Institutional Parole Officer In The Parole Process

The Institutional Parole Officer is often times the only official person an inmate will talk to regarding their parole plans. The Institutional Parole Officer is an employee of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles but does not have a

Parole Interviews in Texas

As we have mentioned in a previous post, the parole system in Texas is not like other states and definitely not like they show in the movies. In Texas there is no opportunity for an offender to meet with the

When To Complete A Texas Parole Packet?

People ask us "When is the time to start preparing a Texas parole packet?" Most of you know that a parole packet or a parole presentation package is a collection of documents and pictures sent to the Texas parole board