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 either as a Word document or a PDF document. The Word documents are protected documents that must be filled in by typewriter or hand. The PDF version is an interactive form that can be filled in and printed via your computer. In addition, the PDF version of the checklist is accessible in that it may be filled in with assistive technology in forms mode and printed.
Pen Packet Document Checklist
Guidelines for completion of the Pen Packet Document Checklist
Additional forms are:
Office of Court Administration standardized felony judgment forms