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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,  criminal history information, Victim Impact Statement, prison reports and information obtained from the FBI. Unless the potential parolee or a member of his family provide positive information through a Texas parole packet, then the only information the members of the Parole Board has to review is that provided by the prison system or the D.A. that sent the person to prison.

Since the Parole Board is determining whether or not to release the inmate, it is important to make the members of the parole board think of the inmate as a human and not a number. That is why a Parole Package is important for all parole eligible offenders. 

Since each member of the reviewing board only spends a few minutes evaluating each case, it is imperative that a parole package humanizes the offender. has designed an easy to use, step-by-step parole package to help parole eligible offenders.  It is available as an eBook (now at a special sale price) for instant download or as a combination eBook and in printPrinted copies can be mailed directly from the publisher to any inmate in the Texas prison system.  

How to Prepare a Texas Parole Presentation Package

how to prepare a texas parole packetMany 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  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 working on a parole package for an incarcerated loved one we suggest the eBook version as it is less expensive and can be downloaded instantly. If you are ordering it and need it sent into a prison for someone, we will ship the printed version to the prison of your choice, but be sure and provide the person's name, TDC #, Unit and Unit Address. The printed version includes an eBook for instant download so you can have a copy as well.

The forms and instructions are designed to make your parole packet stand out from the rest, and with as little time as the parole board members have to review files, this can only help the chances.