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TEXAS BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES

PAROLE REVOCATION PROCESS

UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES IS A HEARING REOPENED?

An offender who receives notice that the panel decision is to revoke parole has 60 days from the date of the decision to request a reopening of the case for any substantial error in the process or upon newly discovered information.
Beyond the 60 days, a request to reopen the revocation hearing or to reinstate supervision, only would be considered under exceptional circumstances, such as

Requests for reopening must be in writing and delivered to the Board or placed in the United States mail and addressed to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Legal Section, P.O. Box 13401, Austin, Texas, 78711.

Upon receiving a request for reopening, the Board either:

  1. Grants the motion and orders the hearing reopened,
  2. Denies the motion, or
  3. Reverses the previous revocation decision.

 

Updated 01/16/2013

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