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TEXAS BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES

PAROLE / MANDATORY SUPERVISION INFORMATION

Approval / Denial Reasons
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Note: One or more of the components indicated in each paragraph listed below may apply, but only one is required for approval (A) or denial (D).

1. CRIMINAL HISTORY

A The record does not include a documented pattern of violent or assaultive arrests or convictions on the part of the inmate; criminal history appears to be primarily restricted to non-violent offenses; available information indicates only incarceration.

D The record indicates that the inmate has repeatedly committed criminal episodes or has a pattern of similar offenses that indicates a predisposition to commit criminal acts upon release; or the record indicates that the inmate is a leader or active participant in gang or organized criminal activity; or the record indicates a juvenile or adult arrest for felony or misdemeanor offenses.

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2. NATURE OF OFFENSE

A The record indicates non-violent offenses; instant offense indicates no tendency toward violent/assaultive behavior; offense reveals limited potential for future assaultive type offenses.

D The record indicates that the inmate committed one or more violent criminal acts indicating a conscious disregard for the lives, safety, or property of others; or the instant offense or pattern of criminal activity has elements of brutality, violence, or conscious selection of victim’s vulnerability such that the inmate poses a continuing threat to public safety; or the record indicates use of a weapon.

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3. DRUG OR ALCOHOL INVOLVEMENT

A The record indicates limited or non-involvement with drug sales or usage; the record indicates limited or non-involvement with alcohol consumption.

D The record indicates excessive drug or alcohol involvement that includes possession, use or delivery in the instant offense or criminal history.

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4. INSTITUTIONAL ADJUSTMENT

A The record indicates that the inmate has maintained a satisfactory institutional adjustment; i.e., no major disciplinary cases, loss of time or demotion in classification since the previous review.

D The record indicates that the inmate committed a major disciplinary offense during the preceding six months resulting in a loss of good conduct time or loss of status below that at which the inmate entered prison; or a pattern of disciplinary infractions since the last review indicates a disregard for rules.

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5. ADJUSTMENT DURING PERIODS OF SUPERVISION

A The record indicates successful periods of supervision on probation, parole, or mandatory supervision.

D The record indicates unsuccessful periods of supervision on previous probation, parole, or mandatory supervision that resulted in incarceration, including parole-in-absentia.

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6. PARTICIPATION IN TDCJ-CID PROPOSED OR SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS

A The record indicates participation in and completion of TDCJ-CID proposed or specialized programs; the inmate has completed one or more vocational or academic programs that should enhance chances to obtain and maintain full-time stable employment.

D The record indicates that the inmate refused to participate or intentionally failed to complete TDCJ-CID proposed program(s) made available to the inmate.

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7. TIME SERVED

A The record indicates that length of time served by the inmate is congruent with offense severity and criminal history.

D The record indicates that length of time served by the inmate is not congruent with offense severity and criminal history.

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8. FELONY OFFENSE

D The record indicates that the inmate has been charged before a magistrate, indicted, or convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction, with a felony offense committed while incarcerated.

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9. DISCRETIONARY MANDATORY SUPERVISION—For a vote not to release, it is necessary to vote both D1 and D2, along with any other reasons that may apply.

A Release to Discretionary Mandatory Supervision.

D1 The record indicates that the inmate’s accrued good conduct time is not an accurate reflection of the inmate’s potential for rehabilitation.

D2 The record indicates that the inmate’s release would endanger the public.

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10. OTHER

A or D Write an explanation.

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Updated 01/16/2013

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