What is a parole packet?

A parole packet is a collection of information, letters, certificates, etc. submitted to the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole panel by an incarcerated offender or their family in support of the offender's release.

Do you need a parole packet?

Although an offender does not need to submit a parole packet to obtain a favorable board vote, this is likely to be the only opportunity for you to send information to the Board relevant to your rehabilitation, character... Read more...

What's in a parole packet?

A parole packet prepared by us will generally include the following: Interview request form (if required); Enclosure letter from offender; Cover sheet (with photograph); Table of contents; Parole plan; Risk assessment and... Read more...

How long does it take to prepare?

The time taken overall to prepare your parole packet will to a very large extent depend on how long it takes for you and others to write and send us the required letters, pictures and other documents. A certain level of... Read more...

When should you start?

In Texas, the review process starts six months before the offender’s parole eligibility date. The parole eligibility date is not the date the parole board will decide whether or not to grant parole, it just means the inmate... Read more...

How much does it cost?

We charge a one-time non-refundable fee of $149.00 in full, or an initial payment of $80.00 and a second and final payment of $80.00 due within 45 days. Additional mailing and other charges such as photo processing may apply... Read more...