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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



July 19, 2018

Board Meeting
4616 West Howard Lane
CJAD Training Room
Austin, Texas

11:00 AM

Persons who desire to make public comments to the Board at the meeting shall provide, on the date of the meeting, a completed registration card to onsite Board staff at least (10) minutes prior to the meeting's posted start time. Registration cards shall be available at the entrance to the room where the Board Meeting is scheduled to be held.

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Updated 07/12/2018

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