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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


Hamilton named BPP Victim Services Program Liaison

Chairman's Letter to Attorneys Representing Offenders

Governor Abbott appoints Gutiérrez Chair, names Robertson Member of Board of Pardons and Paroles

Senate Approves Governor Abbott Appointee Fred Solis to BPP

Governor Perry Appoints Rangel to BPP

TXBPP Announces New Nationwide Toll-Free Telephone Number

Read the members' biographies and office assignments

Statement on parole release of civilly committed offenders

"Parole in Texas" available on-line

Parole granted more often, revoked less

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

Updated 07/24/2017

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