The Board of Pardons and Paroles decides which eligible offenders to release on parole or discretionary mandatory supervision, and under what conditions. The Board uses research-based Parole Guidelines to assess each offender's likelihood for a successful parole against the risk to society.
The Board also decides whether to revoke parole if conditions are not met, using a graduated sanctions approach. Depending on the seriousness of the violation, the Board may continue parole, impose additional conditions, place the offender in an Intermediate Sanction Facility, or use other alternatives to revoking parole and sending the offender back to prison.
Additionally, the Board recommends clemency matters, including pardons, to the Governor.
Main Office - 512-406-5452 Parole Status Line - 844-512-0461
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|Link to the Texas Veterans Portal: A resource for veterans, their families and their survivors.|
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