texas parole lawyer
Can You Get a Court Appointed Lawyer for Texas Parole?
Unfortunately in Texas, parole is (mistakenly in my opinion) considered a privielege, not a right. What this means is that many of the safeguards that are present in the criminal justice system, both before trial and on appeal, no longer exist when it is time to apply for parole. The right to have the state appoint a lawyer for someone that can't afford one is not present in a Texas parole application. There are a number of great Texas parole attorneys available (and some not so good) but all of them are forRead More
When It Comes to Making Parole, Something Beats Nothing
The most common reason for not submitting a parole packet in support of someone in prison seeking parole is that the person "didn't think they could do it". The simple fact is that something beats nothing when it comes to making parole. One of the reasons we offer our free e-book, Understanding the Texas Parole Process, is so that anyone who wants to take the time to download it (and there are a lot of people taking advantage of the offer) will at least understand how the process works andRead More
How Does the Texas Parole Board Make Their Decisions?
A question most asked of potential parolees is “How does the Parole Board make their decisions about parole?” The members of the Texas Parole Board use a set of parole guidelines in order to obtain a score for an offender. For years, the Parole Board has been using a two-prong guideline to determine an offender’s likelihood of parole. The guidelines contain two major sections: the Risk Assessment Instrument and the Offense Severity Class. These work together to provide an offender’s likelihood of parole in a single score. In appearance, theRead More
Over 80,000 Inmates Considered for Parole in 2012
In 2012, 81,638 inmates were considered for parole. Of those, only 29,689 were approved. That means the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole approved just 36.8% of the inmates who were up for parole. On average each parole office decides over 16,000 parole reviews per year, roughly 310 per week or almost 63 per day. These numbers do not include the additional thousands of cases in which the board is considering an inmate for mandatory supervision. Based on these numbers, it is clear the members of the Parole BoardRead More
Father’s Day in Prision
Father's Day in prison is rough on both the man inside as well as the kids on the outside. Texas Parole Now urges you to go and visit the dad not only to help improve his spirits but also for the benefit of the children and to keep the family unit together as much as possible. Every father wants nothing more than to be outside the walls. However, if that is not possible then the next thing they want is to know that the people on the outside still loveRead More