One of the most common questions is "Where can I find information on the parole status of a Texas prisoner"?
Because this is an issue that directly concerns families and other loved ones, we have put links on our sidebar to allow you to find these quickly. The links are about all of the information on specific people in Texas prisons, but the Texas parole status is included.
If you will look at the column on the far right of this website you will see a section titled "Helpful Websites". Under that there is a listing entitled "TDCJ Offender Information" and another titled "Texas Offender Parole Information". Either of these will take you to the correct place to begin your search. As you might expect, the state website is slow, but be patient and you should find the information on the inmate's current parole status. It is fairly up to date, usually within a few days.
People ask us "When is the time to start preparing a Texas parole packet?" Most of you know that a parole packet or a parole presentation package is a collection of documents and pictures sent to the Texas parole board to help them get to know the potential parolee a little better. This is particularly important in Texas since there is not an interview nor does the offender ever meet with an actual member of the parole board who will be voting.
Our answer as to when to start is always the same.
There are many reasons for this, but the main thing to remember is it is better to have the information and not need it, than to need it and not have it. Many times it takes much longer to get the information together than you would think and people are forced to submit packets without all of the materials. When you are trying for parole in Texas you need every bit of help you can get.
We discuss the various parts of the packet in our eBook, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Presentation Package, available as a download which can then be used to prepare the packet or as a download and printed copy. As a bookstore, we can mail the printed copy to a prisoner at his unit or directly to you. By all means, if you can afford a parole attorney, hire one, but if you can't, our low priced eBook will help you to do the best job possible.