parole hearing

Parole Hearings: What to Expect and How to Handle It

August 26, 2015

Before an inmate can be released from prison and placed on parole, there must be a parole hearing conducted by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Parole hearings are used to determine whether or not an inmate is ready to be released from incarceration and placed under community supervision, based on the decision of the parole board.

Although a parole hearing is not a guarantee of release, it can give an inmate an opportunity to explain why he or she is ready to be released. By knowing what to expect at a parole hearing and preparing in advance, an inmate can improve his or her chances of convincing the parole board that release and supervision is a worthwhile option.