Parole Eligibility in Texas

Many want to know when their loved one is eligible for parole. The answer depends on your loved one’s sentence and offense. Section 508.145 of the Texas Government Code specifies who is eligible for release on parole and when. This section starts with parole exclusions, continues with parole exceptions, and ends with the general rule … Read more

Earning Good Conduct Time

Just like parole, good conduct time is a privilege in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDJC) prison system. Only prison-sentenced inmates serving time for first, second, or third degree felonies receive good conduct time. Additionally, good conduct time applies only to parole eligibility or mandatory supervision and does not otherwise affect terms of confinement. … Read more

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