What is Gate Money?
The State of Texas Correctional Institutions Division provides $50 and a bus ticket to offenders released on parole or mandatory supervision to help with transportation to the community to which they will be paroled and with other expenses involved in resettling in the community. They will also receive an additional $50 upon reporting to their parole office. Offenders who are not required to report to a parole officer immediately after release or who are released to a detainer or to an out-of-state plan receive the full $100 at time of release.
The Difference Between Texas Probation and Texas Parole
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.
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.