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
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 Texas parole process is complex and confusing. 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.
While the book we sell, How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet, is the bestselling one on Amazon and our website, this article is just to remind people we also have a free one available as well. Understanding the Texas Parole Process is a book written by our expert to assist people in understanding how the Texas parole system works. While it doesn't address the specifics of preparing a parole packet, it does provide a lot of information on the factors that go into getting a parole approved as wellRead More