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The Board of Pardons and Paroles decides which eligible offenders to release on parole or discretionary mandatory supervision, and under what conditions. The Board uses research-based Parole Guidelines to assess each offender's likelihood for a successful parole against the risk to society.

The Board also decides whether to revoke parole if conditions are not met, using a graduated sanctions approach. Depending on the seriousness of the violation, the Board may continue parole, impose additional conditions, place the offender in an Intermediate Sanction Facility, or use other alternatives to revoking parole and sending the offender back to prison.

Additionally, the Board recommends clemency matters, including pardons, to the Governor.

Main Office - 512-406-5452          Parole Status Line - 844-512-0461



The Board of Pardons and Paroles meeting is being scheduled, posted and conducted pursuant to the Office of the Governor's March 16, 2020 temporary suspension of the Open Meetings Act statutory provisions necessary to allow telephonic and videoconference meetings and to avoid congregate settings in physical locations.

September 24, 2020

Board Meeting
3:00 PM

Videoconference locations:
Central Office, 8610 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, Texas;
Amarillo Board Office, 5809 S. Western, Suite 200, Amarillo, Texas;
Angleton Board Office, 1212 N. Velasco, Suite 201, Angleton, Texas;
Austin Board Office, 4616 W. Howard Lane, Suite 200, Austin, Texas;
Huntsville Board Office, 1022 Veterans Memorial Pkwy., Huntsville, Texas;
Palestine Board Office, 133 E. Reagan St., Palestine, Texas; and
San Antonio Board Office, 2902 N. E. Loop 410, Suite 206, San Antonio, Texas

Members of the public, wishing to attend the meeting may dial in by phone.

Teleconference Information:
Phone #: 1-877-226-9790
Access code: 9971711

BPP mourns the death of Joseph William Lange, longtime and valued employee and friend

Attorney, Family, and Victim Parole Interviews with Board Members and Parole Commissioners

Public Awareness Campaign Human Trafficking/Domestic Violence

Human Trafficking/Domestic Violence

BPP introduces victimís role in parole review process video - VICTIM LIAISON PROGRAM VIDEO (link)

Governor Abbott Appoints Jernigan to Board of Pardons and Paroles

Governor Abbott Appoints Jones to Board of Pardons and Paroles

Chairman's Letter to Attorneys Representing Offenders

Read the members' biographies and office assignments

Link to the Texas Veterans Portal: A resource for veterans, their families and their survivors.
Link to Association of Paroling Authorities International

Updated 08/17/2020

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