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  • A case reviewed by a parole panel for parole consideration may be:

    The Board of Pardons and Paroles can decide a case in a number of different ways and can attach a number of Special Conditions to the parole. For information on Special Conditions check out the “Policies and Directives” section of The Board of Pardons and Paroles’ web site at:

    http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/bpp/

    RULE §145.12 Action upon Review
    Texas Administrative Code TITLE 37 PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS PART 5 TEXAS BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES CHAPTER 145 PAROLE SUBCHAPTER A PAROLE PROCESS RULE §145.12 Action upon Review

    A case reviewed by a parole panel for parole consideration may be:

    (1) deferred for request and receipt of further information;

    (2) denied a favorable parole action at this time and set for review on a future specific month and year (Set-Off). The next review docket date (Month/Year) may be set at any date in the three year incarceration period following the prior parole docket date, but in no event shall it be less than one calendar year from either the prior parole docket date or the date of the panel decision if the prior parole docket date has passed;

    (3) deny parole and order serve-all, but in no event shall this be utilized if the inmate's minimum expiration date is over three years from either the prior parole docket date or the date of the panel decision if the prior parole docket date has passed. If the serve-all date in effect on the date of the panel decision is extended by more than 180 days, the case shall be placed in regular parole review;

    (4) determined that the totality of the circumstances favor the inmate's release on parole, further investigation (FI) is ordered in the following manner; and, upon release to parole, all conditions of parole or release to mandatory supervision that the parole panel is required by law to impose as a condition of parole or release to mandatory supervision are imposed:
    (A) FI-1--Release when eligible;
    (B) FI-2 (Month/Year)--Release on a specified future date within the three year incarceration period following either the prior parole docket date or date of the panel decision if the prior parole docket date has passed;
    (C) FI-3 R (Month/Year)--Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program. Release to parole only after program completion and no earlier than three months from specified date. Such TDCJ program may include the Pre-Release Substance Abuse Program (PRSAP). In no event shall the specified date be set more than three years from the current docket date or the date of the panel decision if the current docket date has passed;
    (D) FI-4 (Month/Year)--Transfer to Pre-parole Transfer facility prior to presumptive parole date set by board panel and release to parole supervision on presumptive parole date, but in no event shall the specified date be set more than three years from either initial eligibility date, current docket date or date of panel decision, if the aforementioned dates have passed;
    (E) FI 5--Transfer to Inpatient Therapeutic Community Program. Release to aftercare component only after completion of IPTC program;
    (F) FI 6 R (Month/Year)--Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program. Release to parole only after program completion and no earlier than six months from specified date. Such TDCJ program may include the Pre-Release Therapeutic Community (PRTC). In no event shall the specified date be set more than three years from the current docket date or the date of the panel decision if the current docket date has passed;
    (G) FI-9 R (Month/Year)--Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program. Release to parole only after program completion and no earlier than nine months from specified date. Such TDCJ program may include the In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC). In no event shall the specified date be set more than three years from the current docket date or the date of the panel decision if the current docket date has passed;
    (H) FI-18 R (Month/Year)--Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program. Release to parole only after program completion and no earlier than 18 months from specified date. Such TDCJ program may include the Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP). In no event shall the specified date be set more than three years from the current docket date or the date of the panel decision if the current docket date has passed;

    (5) any person released to parole after completing a TDCJ treatment program as a prerequisite for parole, must participate in and complete any required post-release program.

    What Are Rehabilitation Tier/FI-R Programs
    The Texas Legislature has required that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) identify offenders who should attend treatment programs that will most immediately impact post-release adjustment. These programs are identified as Rehabilitation Tier Programs. TDCJ has also established other programs that satisfy the Rehabilitation Parole Vote (FI-R), but are not designated as Rehabilitation Tier Programs.

    WHICH PROGRAMS SATISFY THE REHABILITATION TIER PAROLE VOTE (FI-R)?

    INTERCHANGE PROGRAM*
    In a unique partnership, TDCJ and Prison Fellowship Ministries have developed the Interchange Freedom Initiative Program which is designed to reduce recidivism. This program is a voluntary, 18 month, faith-based program located at the Vance Unit. This program uses Biblical principles to emphasize the importance of taking ownership for one’s life and for developing good decision-making skills and actions.


    SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT PROGRAM (SOTP)*
    An 18-month program which is based on Cognitive-Behavioral therapy in a relapse-prevention framework. Therapists work with offenders to change error in thinking. These errors have led them to negative outcomes such as sex offending and prison. Positive changes in thinking will lead to more positive behavior. The SOTP program is located at eh Goree, Hightower, and Hilltop Units.

    IN-PRISON THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY (IPTC)*
    A nine-month program intensive program for offenders identified as needing substance abuse treatment. The programs are located at the Hackberry and Henley Units for females and the Kyle Unit for males. Programming for the IPTC consists of three phases: orientation, Main Treatment, and Re-Entry. Orientation provides a comprehensive assessment and orientation to the therapeutic community. Main Treatment concentrates on education, skills training, offender lifestyle confrontation, family dynamics, and 12-step programs. Re-Entry focuses on the development of social skills, personal growth skill, and relapse prevention. After program completion, offenders are paroled to a community residential facility for three month, followed by outpatient treatment for 12 months.

    IN-PERSON THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY 2 PROGRAM (IPTC2)*
    A six-month intensive program for female offenders identified as needing substance abuse treatment. This program is structured the same as the above described IPTC program The IPTC2 program is located at the Halbert Unit.

    PRE-RELEASE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM (PRSAP)*
    A six-month program modified therapeutic community treatment program for offenders with serious substance abuse dependence and antisocial characteristics. Programming consists of five months of intensive structured treatment and one month of after-care treatment, which is all provided at the LeBlanc Unit.

    PRE-RELEASE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY PROGRAM (PRTC)*
    A six-month modified therapeutic community treatment program located at the Beto Unit. It is designed to provide pre-release services to offenders who may have a combination of needs. The Programs and Services Division, Windham School District, and Parole Division work in accord to provide the following: vocational training, educational classes, substance abuse treatment, life skills classes, cognitive intervention, employment training, and release planning.

    SEGOVIA PRE-RELEASE CENTER (SEGOVLPRC)
    A four to six-month program designed to prepare offenders for release. The primary program component is CHANGES (described below). Other program components are literacy, cognitive intervention, and vocational courses. This program is located at the Segovia Unit.

    CHANGES PROGRAM
    A three-month program entitled Changing Habits and Achieving New Goals to Empower Success (CHANGES). It offers a life skills curriculum to offenders for release. The program content includes: family relationships and parenting, civic and legal responsibilities, victim sensitivity, health maintenance, employability, money management, and other related life skills. CHANGES is offered on most TDCJ facilities.

    VOYAGER PROGRAM
    This program is offered through the Chaplain’s Department and offers a faith-based, non denominational curriculum. The program is strictly voluntary and is normally three months in length. Program content is similar to CHANGES. Voyager is offered on most TDCJ facilities.

    YOUTHFUL OFFENDER PROGRAM (YOP)
    A six month intensive treatment program for violent and habitual youthful offenders who are between the ages of 14 through 18. Program components include anger management, academics, cognitive restructuring, substance abuse treatment, and chaplaincy activities. The program is located at the Clements Unit for males, and the Hilltop Unit for females.



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    Parole information

    A. PAROLE INFORMATION
    Parole is a privilege, not a right! Parole is the discretionary and conditional release of an eligible offender from physical custody of a jail or prison if the offender agrees to serve the remainder of his sentence under the supervision of the Parole Division. Some requirements for an offender to be released on parole are: (a) serves sufficient time as required by law [Tex. Gov?t. Code Ann.?
    508.145 (West)]; (b) is not a risk to public safety; and (c) meets work, program participation, and behavior standards. Offenders approved for parole are allowed to leave the TDCJ and serve the remainder of their sentences under the supervision of parole officers. Offenders who are approved for parole may be released during their initial parole eligibility month/year (FI-1); may be released during a specified month which is beyond their initial parole eligibility month/year (FI-2); may be released to a Pre-Parole Transfer facility up to six months prior to a specified month/year which is beyond their initial parole eligibility date (FI-4); or may be transferred to an In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC) for substance abuse treatment up to 11 months (FI-5). The Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP) has also passed parole vote options that require rehabilitation treatment programs for certain offenders prior to parole. Specific categories include FI-3R, FI-6R, FI-7R, FI-9R, and FI-18R. The numerical identifier in the vote (3, 6, 9, and 18) reflects the number of months the offender must serve beyond a specified release date, which will be set by the BPP. An offender approved for parole under an FI-5 or any of the FI-R votes will be reevaluated by the BPP if he fails to complete the treatment program successfully. Offenders who are not approved for parole may be given new BPP review dates (Set-Off/Next Review Dates). The review process will resume several months prior to the next review dates. If the offender is incarcerated for an offense that occurred on or after 9-1-96, and is not approved for parole release, the offender?s file will be reviewed by the BPP for possible release to mandatory supervision (RMS) or denial of release to mandatory supervision (DMS). Offenders who are denied release to mandatory supervision (DMS) will be given a new BPP review date (Next Review Date). The review process will begin several months prior to the next review date. Offenders denied release to mandatory supervision (DMS) will receive annual BPP review until receipt of approval for release on mandatory supervision (RMS) or upon release on expiration of their sentence on their maximum expiration date.? Offenders whose offenses occurred prior to 9-1-96, who are denied parole and receive a serve-all from the BPP will be released to mandatory supervision on their Projected Release Date (minimum expiration date). If the offender is serving consecutive sentences, he may be approved for parole on a specific cause number that is eligible for review (CU-FI) or the BPP may deny parole for a specific cause number (CU-NR). Offenders who are denied parole and are given serve-alls will be released to Mandatory Supervision (MS) on their Projected Release Dates (minimum expiration dates). If an offender has no Projected Release Date and is given a serve-all, he will serve his/her entire sentence in calendar time and will be discharged from the TDCJ on his/her maximum expiration date. Parole and Mandatory Supervision allow an offender to be released from custody to the supervision of a Parole Division District Parole Officer. Parole and Mandatory Supervision rules are the same. In order to complete the required period of Parole or Mandatory Supervision, the releasee must meet the requirements of supervision. In addition to the General Conditions of parole and mandatory supervision, the BPP may also impose Special Conditions requiring treatment and other program participation, travel and contact restrictions, and restitution reimbursement, Electronic Monitoring may also be imposed by the BPP. Discharge from Parole or Mandatory Supervision occurs on the maximum expiration date of the offender?s sentence.



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    • #3
      The parole interview

      B. THE PAROLE INTERVIEW
      Offenders do not have to apply for parole or mandatory release consideration. Offenders do not have to hire attorneys or parole consultants to represent them in the parole process or to check on their parole status. All offenders will receive initial parole interviews regardless of disciplinary status (good time lost/class demotion); however, to be eligible for subsequent parole interviews offenders must be classified in the same or higher time earning status assigned to them when they entered TDCJ and must not have had any major disciplinaries in the six-month period prior to the dates they are reviewed for parole which resulted in loss of good time or reduction in class below entry level. During the parole interview offenders are given the opportunity to present parole release plans and employment plans. Release Plans to their family and friends are preferable due to limited halfway house space available. The law [Tex. Gov?t Code Ann. ?
      508.181 (West 1997)] requires that offenders must reside in their Legal County of Residence after release. Legal County of Residence is defined as the county where the offender was living when he committed the present offense. If an offender is incarcerated for multiple offenses, the legal county of residence is determined by the residence at the time of the most recent present offense. Offenders who are called to the unit parole office should bring the names, complete addresses, including accurate zip codes and phone numbers of the person(s) in the Legal County of Residence with whom they intend to reside while on Parole or Mandatory Supervision. If the offender cannot provide addresses in his/her Legal County of Residence, alternate addresses (including out-of-state release plans) may be submitted and the BPP will decide whether or not to allow the offender to be released to a non-county of residence. Out-ofstate plans must be accepted by the state to which placement has been requested (via Interstate Compact Agreement). Since all parole plans are verified by parole officers, it is important for them to be provided with complete and accurate addresses and phone numbers (home, work, day, night, and weekend phone numbers) so they can quickly verify each offender?s parole plan. The BPP may require electronic monitoring as a condition of release. In the event this condition is imposed, special equipment must be installed in the residence. Prior to the offender?s release, the sponsor must sign an agreement to remove all features from the phones (call forwarding, caller ID, call waiting, etc). The BPP may require halfway house placement as a special condition of an offender?s release. When an offender has been interviewed for parole consideration, a report is submitted to the BPP for a decision. When a decision is reached, the offender is informed of the decision. Remember, offenders do not have to apply for parole consideration. An offender DOES NOT have to be in physical custody of TDCJ to be paroled. Texas law authorizes Parole in Absentia (PIA). PIA is the parole release of TDCJ sentenced offenders from other holding facilities, including jails, contract facilities, and federal/other state prisons.



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        Parole eligibility requirements

        C. PAROLE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
        Offenders serving sentences for offenses that precede the 70th legislature should contact their Unit Institutional Parole Officer in reference to specific eligibility requirements.
        The following is a listing of parole eligibility requirements (including 3g and Non-Mandatory Supervision offenses) separated by Legislatures.
        1. 70th Legislature Requirements (Offense dates 9-1-87 to 831-92):[Article 42.18, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure (TCCP)].
        a. Most offenders under this law become parole eligible when their flat time served and good time credits combine to equal one-fourth of their total sentences. Fifteen years total flat time and good time credit is the
        maximum requirement in this example. (Flat time served
        + good time credits = one-fourth of sentence = parole eligibility.)
        b.
        Offenders convicted of certain aggravated crimes (i.e., 3g offenses) must serve one-fourth of their sentences in calendar time (flat time); minimum ? two years; maximum ? 15 years. These 3g offenses are:
        (1)
        Capital Murder
        (2)
        Aggravated Kidnapping
        (3)
        Aggravated Robbery
        (4)
        Aggravated Sexual Assault, or
        (5)
        ?When it is shown that the defendant used or exhibited a deadly weapon as defined in the Penal Code, during the commission of a felony offense or during the immediate flight there from.?
        c.
        Offenders under this law who have their parole denied will be released to Mandatory Supervision on their Projected Release Dates; however, offenders convicted of certain offenses under this law do not have Projected Release Dates (minimum expiration dates). These offenders must be released on parole, or on their maximum expiration dates. Any good time earned by these offenders? counts toward parole eligibility only, and does not apply to Projected Release Dates. An offender may not be released to Mandatory Supervision if the offender is serving a sentence for:

        (1)
        Murder, 1st Degree [Penal Code Section 19.02]
        (2)
        Capital Murder [Section 19.03]
        (3)
        Aggravated Kidnapping, 1st or 2nd Degree [Section 20.04]
        (4)
        Sexual Assault, 2nd Degree [Section 22.011]
        (5)
        Aggravated Assault, 2nd or 3rd Degree [Section 22.02]
        (6)
        Aggravated Sexual Assault, 1st Degree [Section 22.021]
        (7)
        Deadly Assault on Law Enforcement or Corrections Officer or Court Participant, 1st Degree [Section 22.03]
        (8)
        Injury to a Child or Elderly Individual, 1st Degree [Section 22.04]
        (9)
        Arson, 1st Degree [Section 28.02]
        (10)
        Robbery, 2nd Degree [Section 29.02]
        (11)
        Aggravated Robbery, 1st Degree [Section 29.03]
        (12)
        Burglary, 1st Degree [Section 30.02 Subsection
        (d) (3)]; (if armed, in possession of explosives, or if threats or injuries to another occurred during the commission of the burglary).
        (13)
        Any offense when the judgement for the offense contains an affirmative finding of a deadly weapon.
        d.
        Offenders serving consecutive (stacked) sentences must become parole eligible on each of the sentences in the series before they can be released on parole.
        e.
        Offenders convicted of certain sex offenses that were committed on or after September 1, 1991 are required to register with local law enforcement authorities. The offenders will be informed at the time of release of the legal requirement to register as a sex offender within seven calendar days after release.



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          Parole eligibility requirements

          C. PAROLE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

          2. 72nd Legislature Requirements (Offense dates 9-1-92 to 831-93); [House Bill 93 amending Article 42.18 (TCCP)].
          a.
          Same time requirements at 70th Legislature cases. (See Section I.A)
          b.
          Same 3g offenses as 70th Legislature cases. (See Section I-.B)
          c.
          Same Non-Mandatory Supervision offenses at 70th Legislature cases. (See Section I.C)
          d.
          Changes From Prior Legislation: Capital Murder ? Must serve 35 years calendar time (flat time) to be parole eligible and must receive two-thirds vote of the entire 18member
          Parole Board to be approved for parole.

          3. 73rd Legislature Requirements (Offense dates 9-1-93 to 8-31-95); Senate Bill 1067 amending Article 42.18 (TCCP)].
          a.
          Same time requirements as 70th Legislature (See Section I.A)
          b.
          Offenders convicted of certain Aggravated crimes (i.e., 3g offenses) must serve one-half of their sentences in calendar time (flat time); minimum ?two years; maximum 30 years. These offenses are:
          (1)
          Capital Murder (note: must serve 35 years calendar time)
          (2)
          Murder, 1st Degree [Section 19.02]
          (3)
          Indecency with a Child, 2nd Degree [Section
          21.11 (a)(1)]
          (4)
          Aggravated Kidnapping
          (5)
          Aggravated Sexual Assault
          (6)
          Aggravated Robbery
          (7)
          ?When it is shown that the defendant used or exhibited a deadly weapon as defined in the Penal Code, during the commission of a felony offense or during the flight therefrom.?
          c.
          Offenders under this law who have their parole denied will be released to Mandatory Supervision on their Projected Release Dates. (See Section I.C)
          d.
          SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN 73RD LEGISLATURE
          (1)
          CAPITAL MURDER ? Must serve 40 years of calendar time (flat time) to be parole eligible; must have two-thirds vote of the entire 18member Parole Board to be approved for parole.
          (2)
          DELETED as a Non-Mandatory Supervision offense - Deadly Assault on Law Enforcement or Corrections Officer or Court Participant [Section 22.03].
          (3)
          CHANGED as a Non-Mandatory offense ? From Aggravated Assault, 2nd or 3rd Degree, to Aggravated Assault, 1st or 2nd Degree [Section 22.02]
          (4)
          DRUG FREE ZONES ? Offenders convicted of crimes committed in Drug Free Zones [Section
          481.134 of the Health and Safety Code] are not eligible for release on mandatory supervision. They are not eligible for release on parole until their actual time served equals five years, without consideration of good conduct time, or the maximum term of their sentences, whichever is less.
          (5)
          USE OF CHILD IN COMMISSION OF OFFENSE -Offenders convicted of crimes involving the use of a child in the commission of the offender [Section 481.140 of the Health and Safety Code) are not eligible for release on Mandatory Supervision



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          • #6
            Parole eligibility requirements

            C. PAROLE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

            4.
            74th Legislature Requirements (Offense dates 9-1-95 to 831-97)
            a.
            Same time requirements as 70th Legislature cases. (See Section I.A)
            b.
            Same 3g offenses as 73rd Legislature cases, plus the offense of Sexual Assault of a Child. (See Section III.B)
            c.
            Offenders under this law who have their parole denied, will be released to Mandatory Supervision on their Projected Release Dates. (See Section I-C, for offenses not eligible for Mandatory Supervision, with the exception of Deadly Assault on Law Enforcement or Correctional Officer or Court Participant, which was deleted as a Non-Mandatory Supervision offense by the 73rd Legislature. Also, Aggravated Assault offenses, 1st or 2nd degree, as changed by the 73rd Legislature. Other exceptions to release on Mandatory Supervision will be found in Parts f and g of this section.)
            d.
            Drug Free Zones and Use of Child in Commission of Offense [See Section III, d (5)]
            e.
            SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN 74TH LEGISLATURE
            (1)
            Enhanced offenses resulting in life sentences for the following offenses will require 35 calendar years to be eligible for parole:
            (a)
            Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit Sex Assault or Indecency with a Child
            (b)
            Aggravated Sexual Assault
            (c)
            Aggravated Kidnapping (intent to violate or abuse victim sexually).
            (2)
            SEXUAL ASSAULT (of a child) ? Offenders convicted of Sexual Assault. [Section 22.011 (a)
            (2) of the Texas Penal Code] became 3g offenders during this legislative session and must serve one-half of their sentences in calendar time (flat time) to be parole eligible; minimum-2 years; maximum 30 years.
            f.
            Sentences for offenses occurring on or after 9-1-96 will not be approved for release to Mandatory Supervision if a Parole Panel determines that the release would endanger the public. These are known as ?Discretionary Mandatory Supervision? or House Bill 1433 cases.
            g.
            Sentences for offenses occurring on or after 9-1-96 will not be considered for Mandatory Supervision or Discretionary Mandatory Supervision if the offender has ever been convicted of: Capital Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Sexual Assault (including Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Aggravated Rape), Aggravated Robbery, any offense with an affirmative finding of a deadly weapon, Murder 1st Degree, Sexual Assault 2nd Degree (including Sexual Abuse and Rape), Aggravated Assault (1st and 2nd Degree), Injury to a Child or Elderly 1st Degree, Arson 1st Degree, Robbery 2nd Degree, Drug Free Zone offense, Injury to Disabled Individual, Burglary 1st Degree, Use of Child in Commission of offense.

            5. 75th Legislature Requirements (Offense dates 9-1-97 to present, Section 508.149 Texas Government Code); [House Bill 432 amending Article 42.18 (TCCP); Texas Code of Criminal Procedure changed 9-1-97 to Texas Government Code].
            a. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN 75TH LEGISLATURE
            (1)
            The following offenses are not eligible for mandatory supervision if the offense occurs ON OR AFTER 5-23-97: Murder 2nd Degree [Section
            19.02 of the Texas Penal Code]; Indecency with a Child 2nd Degree, Indecency with a Child 3rd Degree [Section 21.11 of the Texas Penal Code].
            (2)
            Sentences for offenses occurring on or after 523-97 will not be considered for Discretionary Mandatory Supervision if the offender has ever been convicted of Murder 2nd Degree or Indecency with a Child 2nd or 3rd Degree.



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              D. OFFENDERS WITH DETAINERS PENDING
              All offenders with detainers should contact the Agency that placed the detainer with TDCJ and attempt to have their detainers resolved. Offenders with detainers who have been approved for parole, or scheduled for Mandatory Supervision release, will be released to the Agency that placed the detainer with TDCJ. Detainers are not ignored or forgotten by TDCJ or the Parole Division.

              E. PAROLE AND MANDATORY SUPERVISION VIOLATORS
              Technical Parole Violators and Mandatory Supervision Violators will be reviewed for parole when their time credits reflect they are legally eligible for parole review. Parole or Mandatory Supervision violators with new convictions will be eligible for parole consideration when they have accumulated sufficient time to become eligible for parole.

              F. OFFENDERS WHO COMMIT OFFENSES WHILE IN CUSTODY
              Offenders who commit felony offenses on or after July 1, 1994, while in the custody of TDCJ, jails, contract facilities, transfer facilities, FCI, other stateprisons, and other similar facilities are not eligible for parole review until after those charges are adjudicated and upon the offender meeting parole eligibility requirements.

              G. QUESTIONS ABOUT PAROLE-RELATED ISSUES

              To expedite responses, offenders who have questions about their parole eligibility dates or any other parole/release matters should contact the Unit Parole Officer or the Institutional Parole Office for assistance. Do not contact other departments, as they are not trained in parole issues. Parole-related questions should be sent on an offender request form (I-60) or letter to the Institutional Parole Office and should clearly state the question on the I-60/letter. Appropriate responses to these requests will be given as quickly as possible.



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                http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/bpp/what...te-options.htm

                The voting panels of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles do not vote just “yes” or “no” on parole cases. The panels have a number of voting options for parole approval. The board may withdraw an approval vote at any time if new information is received.
                • FI-1 (Further Investigation 1): Release offender on parole supervision as soon as eligible.
                • FI-2: Release on parole on a specified future date.
                • FI-3R: Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program, such as Changes/Lifeskills, no earlier than a specified date for at least four months with release on parole after completion.
                • FI-4R: Transfer to a Sex Offender Education Program (SOEP) no earlier than a specified date for at least four months with release on parole after completion.
                • FI-5: Transfer to an In-Prison Therapeutic Community Program (IPTC), with release to an aftercare component.
                • FI-6: Transfer to DWI rehabilitation program with release to continuum of care program.
                • FI-6R: Transfer to a rehabilitation program, such as the Pre-Release Therapeutic Community (PRTC) or Pre-Release Substance Abuse Program (PRSAP), no earlier than specified date for at least six months with release on parole after completion.
                • FI-7R: Transfer to Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI) no earlier than specified date for at least seven months with release on parole after completion.
                • FI-9R: Transfer to the Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP-9) no earlier than specified date for at least nine months, with release on parole after completion.
                • FI-18R: Transfer to the Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP-18) or the InnerChange Freedom Initiative (IFI) no earlier than specified date for at least 18 months, with release on parole after completion.
                • CU-FI: Designates the date an offender serving consecutive sentences would have been eligible for parole if single sentence.
                • RMS: Release to mandatory supervision.
                Denial Votes
                • NR (Next Review): Deny parole and set time for next parole consideration. State law requires annual reviews except for certain violent or sexual cases.
                • SA (Serve All): Deny parole with no regular subsequent review, requiring offender to serve balance of sentence if discharge date occurs in less than three years.
                • CU-NR: Deny favorable action and set next review in consecutive sentence case.
                • CU-SA: Require offender to serve all of current sentence in consecutive sentence case.
                • DMS: Denies Mandatory Supervision (and sets next review date) because offender’s accrued good conduct time does not accurately reflect potential for rehabilitation and offender’s release would endanger the public.
                Updated 07/25/2013



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                  NR Next review date

                  SA Serve all remaining sentence, to mandatory release date

                  SO Set off until date specified for next review

                  DMS Deny mandatory supervision release at this time

                  RMS Release on mandatory supervision release at this time

                  NTO Notice sent to trial officials

                  WDFI Withdraw an approval for parole

                  STLTR Letter to inmate informing of parole panel decision

                  CRD Current review date

                  PROC Proclamation

                  Deny Request has been denied

                  Revocation Parole has been revoked

                  Revoke w/felo Parole revoked with a new felony charge

                  CASEP Case pull

                  Currently an inmate Indicates inmate is currently in jail

                  TP Date Status Ltr Tentative parole date status letter

                  RFPR Removed from case pull due board policy disciplinary

                  W/FELO Revocation with a new Felony charge pending

                  W/MISD Revocation with a new misdemeanor charge

                  CUNR Cumulative next review

                  CUFI Cumulative parole approval when eligible

                  NA No action

                  NCR Notice of county official

                  REC Receive into the system

                  ABSC Absconder

                  PARL Parolee

                  STAFF Employee of TDCJ

                  APP Application for revocation



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