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Understanding how the Parole Review Process Works in Texas
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles PACT Conference in 2012 provided a visual flow chart of how the decision making process works at the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
- Following offender conviction, county commitment documents are forwarded to the Institutional Division for placement in TDCJ data systems.
- Offender is identified as eligible for parole within six (6) months of calculated parole eligibility (or set review date based on prior Parole Bard action).
- Parole Officer gathers pertinent data regarding offender from offense reports, probation reports, parole revocation information, etc.
- Parole Officer interviews offender and completes detailed Case Summary outlining criminal, social, medical, psychological, and Institutional adjustment history; offender’s file is submitted to Parole Bard for review.
- Use Case Summary and related documents, Parole Board makes decision and sets appropriate special conditions.
- If approved, release processing continues by developing a release plan and verifying completion of any required rehabilitative programming before physical release. The offender may be released on or after the parole eligibility date or date specified by the BPP.
- If denied parole, offender is considered for parole in four (4) months from the next scheduled review date, which is set by the Parole Board.