Texas TDCJ Inmate Parole Resources
This page provides resources and links for TDCJ inmates and their families.
If you are seeking information on behalf of a loved one regarding parole from a TDCJ prison unit, you have come to the right Texas parole attorney, Chris Dorbandt. We are a law firm highly focused on parole issues. Call 512.407.9700 for a free consultation on your case.
Facts about the Board of Pardons and Paroles at TDCJ
- The twenty-one (21) members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles individually cast an estimated 10,000 votes each month or an estimated 120,000 each year.
- TDCJ stands for Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
- The Board of Pardons & Paroles (BPP) is not going to invite the inmate to appear or be heard and they can vote a case up to two (2) months prior to the month the case is scheduled for review.
- A parole packet is not required to be mailed in all at one time to the TDCJ Board office.
- Parole is a privilege, not a right.
- No attorney can guarantee anyone success in obtaining a parole. However, knowledge of the parole process makes a difference in standing out to the TDCJ Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Timeline of Parole
- The parole eligibility date is not the date the parole board will meet and decide whether to grant parole.
- In Texas, inmates go into review six (6) months before their parole eligibility date.
- The vote can occur up to two (2) months prior to the month the case is scheduled for review by the Board.
- If the inmate has met with the Institutional Parole Officer (IPO), it’s almost too late to do anything for the inmate before the hearing.
- Plan far enough ahead to allow time to mail letters from family, friends, and employers. Allow time for feedback, review, and editing of documents submitted to the Board for their review.
Why do you need a Texas parole attorney?
- We will distinguish the inmate from the thousands who are not represented before the TDCJ Board.
- Please call for a free evaluation and consultation. I can generally tell you whether you are going to need professional help or not.
Recommended TDCJ Resources and Links
How to contact and correspond with your loved one who is currently an inmate at a TDCJ prison:
- You should write a letter to the Unit and include the name and TDCJ number of the inmate.
- For a fee, you can arrange to call the inmate through Jpay.com.
- Use Jpay.com Service to send an email to the inmate. Your email will be printed and handed to the inmate.
- Arrange a video consultation with an inmate using Jpay.com Service.
- You may send money to an inmate using Jpay.com Service.
TDCJ Board of Pardons and Paroles
TDCJ has seven (7) offices for the Boards of Pardons and Paroles in Texas below. Each has their own address and phone number, a Board member, and two Commissioners.
- Austin Board of Pardons and Paroles
- Amarillo Board of Pardons and Paroles
- Angleton Board of Pardons and Paroles
- Gatesville Board of Pardons and Paroles
- Huntsville Board of Pardons and Paroles
- Palestine Board of Pardons and Paroles
- San Antonio Board of Pardons and Paroles
TDCJ Units’ Addresses and Phone Numbers:
TDCJ has over one hundred (100) prison units in Texas. Each unit has a link below with the TDCJ unit’s address, phone number, and other helpful information:
- Bridgeport Private PTT
- East Texas
- Fort Stockton
- Garza East
- Garza West
- Hospital Galveston
- Jester I
- Jester III
- Jester IV
- Jordan / Baten
- Lockhart Female Facility
- Lockhart Male Facility
- Montford / West Texas Hospital
- Moore, B.
- Moore, C.
- Mountain View
- Plane / Santa Maria Baby Bonding
- Roach / Roach Work Camp
- San Saba
- Travis County
- Wallace / San Angelo Work Camp
- Willacy County
- South Texas
- West Texas
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): Texas Parole
Texas Parole Attorney Chris Dorbandt answers commonly asked questions regarding parole (early release from prison) in Texas:
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At our firm, the advocacy process on behalf of an inmate seeking parole involves the following steps:
- Our first contact will generally be with a member of the inmate’s family.
- Every effort is made to spend as much time as possible or necessary to help the family fully understand the legal and factual issues, and to answer questions about the parole process.
Why choose Texas Attorney Chris Dorbandt?
- I have an 85% Parole Success Rate.
- I know and understand the law regarding parole and revocations at TDCJ.
- I know the voting members and commissioners of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and regularly appear before every Board in the state.
- I know how the system works for and against the inmate.
- I have a state-wide parole practice.
- You will know the flat fee up-front for the entire case.
- I handle many parole cases every month and have been doing so for many years.
- I will personally respond to your calls, emails, texts, and letters when you have questions. You will not get this level of service with most attorneys.
- I take pride in helping people and reuniting them with their families. With a “Texas Friendly” way, I guide the inmate, family, and friends to make the process easier and less stressful.