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TEXAS BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES

WHAT IS A COMMUTATION OF SENTENCE?

Commutation of sentence reduces a sentence to a lesser time period. A commutation may be granted for time served. Commutations of sentence will be granted only upon written recommendation of a majority of the applicant’s trial officials in the county of conviction, stating that the penalty now appears to be excessive and recommending a definite term, based on new information not before the judge or jury at trial or a statutory change in the penalty.

 

 

Updated 11/24/2015

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