In response to Texas Governor Gregg Abbott’s disaster declaration due to the Coronavirus (CoViD-19) pandemic, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles temporarily suspends all inmate in-person interviews effective March 17, 2020. Instead, all interviews performed by the Board and IPOs will be conducted via teleconference. This change will not delay any parole decisions by the Parole Board Members.
Offender and Family Support Interviews
All in-person interviews conducted by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and Institutional Parole Officer (IPO) in the prison units are suspended until further notice. These interviews will now be conducted via teleconference.
The Board also temporarily suspended all in-person interviews conducted by a Board Member or Parole Commission in the Board Office for offender families and attorneys. These interviews will be conducted by teleconference.
All in-person interviews for victims will continue as required by law. However, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles strongly encourage these interviews to be performed via teleconference. In-person interviews require the completion of a screening questionnaire and approval prior to appearing before the Board.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is not obligated by law to conduct interviews for parole consideration with anyone except for the victims, victim’s family, or guardian of the victim.
It is more important now than ever before to ensure a complete parole package is on file for all voting Board Members to review. Our book provides easy to follow instructions and forms for creating a Texas Parole Package.
How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet is available in ebook format as an instant download or in bundled form with an ebook and a printed book to be sent to an offender in prison. Since we are an approved vendor there are no issues receiving our books at a Texas jail or prison.