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Q: My relative received an FI vote and it was taken away. Why? How do I find out who submitted protest letters?
A: Previous decisions are reconsidered when the Board receives new information in regard to a particular case. That information may include new disciplinary allegations, protest information from trial officials or victims, or new information regarding the case. Protest letters are considered confidential. Neither the Board nor its staff will release information about protest letters.
Q: My relative received a denial reason "10D" and is not a gang member. Obviously, there is incorrect information in the file. How does the offender get a special review?
A: Each standard denial reason contains several factors, only some of which will likely apply to a specific case. Because not every component within a particular reason will apply to your relative's case, you should not conclude on this basis that the file is incorrect. See Board Rule 145.17 for Special Review criteria.
Q: When will I know what the parole panel members have voted on a case and how will I find out?
A: You may contact the Board of Pardons and Paroles status line in Austin at (844) 512-0461. Please have the offender's name, TDCJ-CID number and/or date of birth available to assist the staff in obtaining the correct information. Or, review the results on the TDCJ Inmate Search/Parole Review Information website.


Updated 02/13/2017

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