In Texas, the parole board does not have offenders come before them when they are making a decision.  The Texas Parole Board does not make decisions in that way.  When a person comes up for parole their file will be sent to a regional parole office.  Once at that office the case will be assigned to one of the three voters who is called the lead voter.  Except for a small number of offenders serving long sentences the lead voter will usually not meet with the offender.  However, it is up to each voter and on some cases we request that the voter meet with the offender if possible and they have occasionally chosen to do so.  

    The Texas Parole Board does usually meet with us and family members if we request an in person interview with them to discuss our client’s case.  They are not required to do this but we have found that the vast majority of Texas Parole Board members and commissioners are doing their best to make informed decisions and welcome the chance to meet with individuals who can provide additional useful information.  If you have any questions about the Texas parole process or what we can do to help please call us at 888-661-5030 or fill out an online contact form for a free consultation.


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