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Still Time to Order Our Parole Book for Christmas!

The one thing that prisoners have is plenty of time and not enough to do to fill it. In addition, the holiday season is particularly hard since it really drives home the fact they are missing from their loved ones.

Christmas and Holidays in a Texas Prison

Now that Turkey Day is over, everyone is now busy shopping with the retailers playing Christmas music, decorating their stores, and doing everything possible to get you into the holiday spirit but inside the prisons it is just another endless

Neil Unit Needs Caps and Gowns for Graduating Inmates

Donations are being accepted for graduation caps and gowns for 64 graduating inmates at TDCJ's Neil Unit.

Texas Prison Guard Charged With Death Of Inmate

A Texas Corrections Officer in Huntsville has been arrested for the death of an inmate after the inmate spit on him.

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.

Texas Removes Bachelor’s Program for Female Inmates But Not For Male Inmates

By 2020, TDCJ will eliminate all bachelor's degree programs for female inmates. Male inmates can still participate in bachelor's and master's programs along with 21 different job certifications.

Spending Father’s Day in Prison

Father's Day Behind Bars

Father's Day should be a day to celebrate the love and sacrifice many fathers make for their family.  However, there are some fathers spend who cannot celebrate.  They are spending father's day in prison.

Spending Mother’s Day in Prison

Spending Mother's Day in prison is pretty tough on both the mom inside as well as the kids on the outside. We urge you to visit the mom not only to help her keep her spirits up but also for

Prisoners on Hunger Strike After Lockdown

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, more than a dozen prisoners at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas are on a hunger strike. The hunger strike is a protest for the lockdown of the men’s housing unit.  The

Our Two Books: Understanding the Texas Parole Process and How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet

Texas Parole Now offers two books: our free book Understanding the Texas Parole Process which explains how the Texas parole process works and our premium book How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet which how to create an effective

How to Write a Texas Parole Packet

The most important factor in making parole is a well prepared Texas parole packet which emphasizes the strengths of the person who is incarcerated while at the same time offering a plan to handle any issues which the potential parolee

Money Provided to the Offender on Release (aka Gate Money)

The term "gate money" refers to the predetermined amount of money given to eligible offenders upon discharge from state prison.

How Does A Parolee Get Home When Released From Prison?

On the day the offender is to be paroled, the parolee will be taken to the nearest bus station with a bus voucher. The bus voucher allows the transport company to take the parolee to the bus station nearest

The Basics of Texas Parole

Do you know the basics of Texas parole? In this video we discuss the basics of parole in Texas and common terms used in the parole system. They are explained in a short and easily understandable format.