How Do I File a Petition to Get Off Parole in Texas?

By Jacqueline Sand

The steps for filing a petition to get off parole early vary in each state. Ask your parole officer for a written manual that outlines the policies and procedures for early release. If you meet the requirements, provide a formal request stating you have properly met the criteria. The following information gives the guidelines to file a petition for early parole release in the state of Texas.

Complete the Application for Commutation of Sentence for the Texas Board of Pardons & Paroles. Use blue or black ink. Refer to additional resources to access this application.

Contact the TDCJ-CID Records Office to obtain court certification for any documents related to your conviction. This includes the indictment, judgment and sentence, and TDCJ parole certificate.

Organize all arrest reports pertaining to your offense. Refer to additional resources for contact information if you are missing any reports.

Contact the prosecuting attorney, judge and chief of police who were involved in your case. Ask them for a written recommendation indicating that you have complied with the criteria for Commutation of Sentence. Refer to additional resources for the rules of eligibility.

Make a copy of all documents and mail to:

Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

ATTN: Clemency Section

8610 Shoal Creek Blvd.

Austin, TX 78757

About the Author

Jacqueline Sand has been a professional writer since 2007. Her articles have appeared in "Sing Tao Daily" and "Nha Magazine." She is a freelance scriptwriter and her work has been used in talk shows, educational DVDs for New Concept Mandarin and student films. Sand is pursuing a Bachelor's of Arts in media studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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