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Burden of Proof in Parole Revocation Hearings

Preparing a Texas Parole Packet

Once someone has made parole and left prison to continue their life they are obligated to follow the “terms and conditions” to which they agreed and signed in their paperwork.

Extraordinary Vote Policies

Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

An Extraordinary Vote is when all 7 appointed Texas Parole Board members vote on an parole case for offenders incarcerated for certain serious offenses.

What are SB 45 Cases?

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Senate Bill 45 (SB 45) cases are certain specified serious offenses that require a special vote from the voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.

What is the Parole Guidelines Score?

You will find answers to many of your questions in our books Understanding the Texas Parole Process and How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet.

The Parole Guidelines Score is a risk assessment assigned to every offender who is up for parole consideration. There are two components to the guidelines: Risk Assessment and Offense Severity.  The Risk Assessment is assigned a value based on: Age at first commitment to a juvenile or adult correctional facility; History of supervisory release revocations for felony offenses; Prior incarcerations; Employment history; Commitment offense; Current age; Whether the offender is a confirmed security threat group (gang) member; Educational, vocational, and certified on-the-job training programs completed during the present incarceration; Prison disciplinaryRead More

2022 Version of How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet is Now Available

How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet

The 2022 version of How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet is now available.