For some reason, many people believe they should wait until the inmate is up for review before preparing the parole packet. This is absolutely incorrect!
The Parole Board can receive the inmate's file and vote on parole as much as 60 days prior to the actual eligibility date. If a vote has taken place then the board members do not review the new materials.
This is why it is important to begin work on the Texas parole packet early, as much as six months to a year before the parole eligibility date. If you use the method, forms, and examples set forth in our book, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, the packet itself will be between 20 and sixty pages long, depending on how much information you want to include from multiple sources.
Naturally, this amount of information can take a while to put together. You want to be sure the information inthe parole packet is complete and in the parole file before it goes to the voting member. If your parole packet is not completed and turned in with the file, then it is very possible the vote will take place based only on information submitted by the prosecutor, the police, and the prison, none of whom are on the side of the potential parolee.
The best thing you can do is to start on the parole packet as soon as possible. If we update our book, then we make the new updates available to everyone who has made a purchase so there is no need to wait on making the purchase and getting started. A Texas parole packet is a way to increase the chances of your loved one making parole, so it deserves as much time and attention as you can devote to it.