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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 improveRead More

BAMBI Enters the Texas Prison System

In 2007, Texas announced a program called the Baby and Mother Bonding Initiative or BAMBI for short. The program is modeled on the Federal Bureau of Prison's Mothers and Infants Together program. Even though the initiative was announced three years ago, since it didn't involve being tougher on crime the system is jut being implemented and the first three mothers and babies are being placed at a halfway house in Houston which is contracting through the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) to provide up to 15 bedsRead More