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Correctional Institutions Division

Classification and Records

Pen Packet Document Checklist

The Pen Packet Document Checklist is required by Article 42.09, Section 8, of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure with each set of pen packets received for a defendant. The Document Checklist is a streamlined, single document that is amenable to use for prison sentenced, State Jail, or Substance Abuse defendants. Detailed guidelines for completion of the form have been created and made available for your convenience.

In addition to the Document Checklist, Article 42.09, Section 8, requires that all counties submit a judgment completed on a standardized felony judgment form for each commitment. These forms are available through the Office of Court Administration website through the link provided below.

The Classification and Records Department is committed to making reception of offenders from your county as easy as possible within the guidelines of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedures. The following links should assist in that endeavor.

The checklist is available for download as a PDF document. The PDF document is an interactive form that can be filled in and printed via your computer.

Pen Packet Document Checklist

Guidelines for completion of the Pen Packet Document Checklist

Additional forms are:

Office of Court Administration standardized felony judgment forms