To understand the difference between probation and parole you only have to remember probation is only possible before someone is sentenced to actual prison time. After that, parole is the process whereby someone is released from actual incarceration.
The Difference Between Texas Probation and Texas Parole
While Texas does not have one of the best criminal justice systems in the country, at least in the belief of most Texas parole lawyers, the grievance process itself is actually reasonable. However, preparing the proper forms and meeting the filing deadlines will often result in reasonable resolutions to minor problems.
Filing a Grievance in the TDCJ Prisons
Chances of Making Parole the First Time
The questions “What are the chances of making parole the first time?”, along with “How long until I get my first parole review?”, are probably the two questions most asked by people entering the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison system. Unfortunately, this is one of the few statistics which the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole do not provide in some form. However, take heart! As we discuss later, there are some general assumptions that can be made as well as some things that can be done to improve the chances of parole on the first request being granted.Read More
Different Methods of Preparing for Parole and Preparing a Texas Parole Packet
A good parole packet can mean the difference between being approved for parole and being denied and having to spend additional months, or even years, in prison. While no method guarantees success these offer the best chances.
The Effect of Concurrent and Consecutive Sentences on Texas Paroles
When Texas judges impose multiple sentences after conviction for multiple crimes they often have a choice on whether the sentences all run at the same time, known as concurrent, or whether the sentences are to run one after another, known as consecutive or stacked. How the judge orders the sentences to be served as well as which sentence is imposed first can make a dramatic difference in how long a prisoner has to wait to be eligible for parole.