One question we at TexasParoleNow.com receive quite often is, “Which Parole Board Office has the highest release rate?”
The voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles decides which eligible offenders are to be released on parole or discretionary mandatory supervision. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is composed of seven Parole Board Offices: Amarillo, Angelton, Austin, Gatesville, Huntsville, Palestine and San Antonio.
For many years the Angleton Board Office has maintained the highest release rates among the various Parole Boards. With the newly released statistics for 2016, this is no longer true.
For fiscal year 2016, the Austin Board had the highest release rates. The Austin Board Office had a release rate of 49.57% with Gatesville coming in second with 43.14%. The Angelton Board Office dropped down to fifth position with a release rate of 34.75%.
The Austin Board Office comprises of three voting members and considered 22,394 cases. That means that each voting member in the Austin Board Office reviews and votes on approximately 86 cases each business day devoting approximately 4 minutes for reviewing each file. That is not much time for a comprehensive review. That is why it is extremely important to prepare an effective parole packet.
Our book, How To Prepare A Texas Parole Packet can help you create a strong parole package. How To Prepare A Texas Parole Packet is designed to make your parole packet stand out from the rest, and with as little time as the parole board members have to review files, this can only help the chances.