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TEXAS BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES

PAROLE REVOCATION PROCESS

WHAT ARE THE LEGAL AUTHORITIES AND REQUIREMENTS TO ADMINISTER PAROLE REVOCATION?

Legal authority and requirements for handling parole revocation matters are contained within:

  1. Texas Government Code, Chapter 508 (Parole and Mandatory Supervision Law),
  2. Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 42.19 Interstate Corrections Compact,
  3. Rules of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and
  4. Applicable Court Rulings.

Additional authority and requirements are mandated in rulings made by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the United States Fifth Circuit Court.  Hearing Operations administers the due process requirements outlined in Morrissey v. Brewer.  The1973 Supreme Court decision in Gagnon v. Scarpelli provided further clarification on due process requirements relating to attorney representation

Updated 01/16/2013

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