The mission of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles is to perform its duties as imposed by Article IV, Section 11, of the Texas Constitution and:
Determine which prisoners are to be released on parole or discretionary mandatory supervision;
Determine conditions of parole and mandatory supervision;
Determine revocation of parole and mandatory supervision;
Recommend the resolution of clemency matters to the Governor.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, guided by sound application of the discretionary authority vested by the Constitution of the State of Texas, shall:
Render just determination in regard to parole release and revocations, thereby maximizing the restoration of human potential while restraining the growth of prison and jail populations;
Impose reasonable and prudent conditions of release consistent with the goal of structured reintegration of the offender into the community; and,
Resolutely administer the clemency process with recommendation to the Governor fully commensurate with public safety and due consideration.