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Can I Do A Parole Packet Myself?

Look, if you can afford a Texas parole attorney then by all means you should hire one. Texas parole lawyers are trained in the law, have a system in place to do the parole packets, know what needs to so into a support letter, and know how the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice work. If you have the financial means then we encourage you to hire a lawyer to help you, preferably one who support this website with their ads. However, theRead 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 Prison Budget Cut Proposals

I actually started working on this post a week ago, but was waiting to post until I heard more about the plans. Since there hasn't been anything new for a week or so, I thought it was time to go ahead and finish. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has announced ways they intend to cut their budget. To no one's surprise, the changes don't include anything to reduce the prison population either immediately or even gradually (perhaps by enacting low cost programs to reduce recidivism rates). Instead, they choseRead More


Christmas in Prison

Unfortunately, if you are reading this blog there is an excellent chance that a loved one will be spending this Christmas in the Texas prison system hopefully working toward a Texas parole. I wanted to post a brief entry to give you an idea of how you can help them make it through a difficult season. First, stay in touch with them. Pictures mean a lot to the people behind bars and not only let them know that you still care about them but the pictures also allow them toRead More


Putting Together a Parole Packet

While our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Presentation Package, goes into the process and requirements in detail, several people have asked about other parole letters and packets on the internet and we thought we would take this chance to discuss them. The important thing to remember about a parole packet is that it may be the only chance the voting members have to see anything personal about the offender. We know their files contain letters from the DA, police reports, prison records, and sometimes letters from the "victims".Read More


Parole Guidelines Scores

One of the most important parts of the parole process is the evaluation of the Parole Guidelines Score. The calculation of this appears to be  a complicated procedure to someone who doesn't work with it regularly. In our book, "How to Prepare a Texas Parole Presentation Package", available for an instant download, we have given easy to follow instructions on how to make the calculations. By being able to make this calculation correctly you can spot potential problems and address them in the parole packet, rather than finding out only whenRead More


When to File a Parole Packet

One of the questions I keep seeing pop up on the various forums around the internet is when to file the parole packet, parole support letters, and other items to be sent to the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole in an attempt to get your loved one released form the Texas Department of Corrections on Parole. While we discuss this in more detail in our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Presentation Package, I wanted to take a few minutes here to give you our reasoning.  It isRead More


What does a Serve All from parole mean?

I've noticed a lot of people asking about what it really means when their loved one gets a "serve all" from the Texas Department of Pardons and Parole and whether it really means they have to do all of their sentence? It does not. A "serve all" is a short way of saying that the offender will not be approved for discretionary parole and must serve the sentence at least until their "short way". A short way is the date on which all of the actual time, good time, andRead More