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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



October 17, 2018

Board Workshop
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Rd. (Elm Room)
Austin, Texas 78757

10:00 AM

October 18, 2018

Board Meeting
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Rd. (Elm Room)
Austin, Texas

9:00 AM

Governor Abbott Appoints Jones to Board of Pardons and Paroles

Chairman's Letter to Attorneys Representing Offenders

TXBPP Announces New Nationwide Toll-Free Telephone Number

Read the members' biographies and office assignments

Statement on parole release of civilly committed offenders

Link to the Texas Veterans Portal: A resource for veterans, their families and their survivors.
Link to Association of Paroling Authorities International

Updated 10/09/2018

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