Why Submit A Parole Packet?
Parole Packets are a means by which the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole receive information about an inmate's rehabilitation, participation in educational classes, and character which are used to determine an offender's parole vote.
A parole package is not necessary for an inmate to make parole. The voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole do not require anyone to do anything. However the voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole receive hundreds of files each month for review for parole and mandatory supervision. A parole packet shows initiative and will help to the offender's file stand out and 'humanize' the inmate. In addition, the parole packet provides a parole plan for integration in the outside world.
The voting members receive a copy of the prison file as well as the offender file from the local District Attorney and the details on the crime itself. As you can see, without a parole packet, the only information the voting members have to review is the information prepared by people with no vested interest in whether the offender is released from prison or not.
Our book How to Prepare a Texas Parole Package provides easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and assemble an effective parole packet and present it to the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole.
Beware When Choosing Who Will Assist in Preparing a Texas Parole Packet
Some people with no legal background are preparing parole packets. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of in this important process.
The Difference Between Texas Probation and Texas Parole
Understand the difference between probation and parole. Both are an alternative to prison. Probation occurs prior to prison while parole is early release from prison.