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The Most Important Part of a Parole Packet

If you’re a regular reader of this website then you’re likely aware of our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet. In that book, we set out the various parts of a parole packet and include examples of each.

TDCJ has a Long History of Abuse Allegations

Female guards have to contend with harassment and abuse from co-workers every day. Reports of lewd comments, inappropriate contact, masturbating, and fear of retaliation all stem from their male coworkers, not from the inmates.

Prison Guards Indicted for Planting Evidence

Four former Texas prison guards were indicted on charges of tampering with governmental records and official oppression in connection with the planting of a screwdriver in an inmate's cell.

Over 500 Disciplinary Reports Tossed After Quota System Found at Multiple Texas Prisons

Texas officials dismissed over 500 inmate disciplinary cases after the discovery of an illegal quota implemented at several TDCJ prisons.

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.

Update on Hurricane Harvey Prison Evacuations

Severe weather prompted the evacuation of nearly 6,000 inmates from five prisons, three half-way houses and two treatment facilities in Texas.

How to Find Texas Parole Status Information

Find an inmate. Free inmate locator for TDCJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons and other Texas jails.

TDCJ Unveils New Inmate Censorship Policy

In the new Offender Orientation Handbook released this earlier this month, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice instituted a new policy punishing offenders for having a social media presence even if it is managed by a friend or family member.

How a Parole Package Helps

With frequency, Texas Parole Now gets asked “How does a parole package help someone make parole?”   When it comes to the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole a parole package can provide the voting members background information about the

Why Submit A Parole Packet?

Parole Packets are a means by which the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole receive information about an inmate's rehabilitation, participation in educational classes, and character which are used to determine an offender's parole vote. A parole package is not

A Suggestion to Help People in Prison

While the main purpose of this website is to help people understand the parole process in Texas and also to educate them about the importance of parole packets, we also try to occasionally offer our insights into life inside prison

Texas To Close Two Prison Facilities

Budget negotiators at the Texas Senate and House have tentatively agreed to close two private run state prisons resolving a political feud that threatened the criminal justice agency. Under Friday’s agreement, the Texas Board of Criminal Justice will decide which

Be Careful What Is In the Texas Parole Packet

One of the ways in which having a Texas parole lawyer can help is that the professional can take an objective look at the materials and know what should, and more importantly should not, be in there. As our book,

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