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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



With the state of disaster in numerous Texas counties that are currently experiencing widespread flooding due to Tropical storm Imelda, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles announces the following office closures today (Friday, September 20, 2019):

Please monitor this website, if additional closures are needed, they will be posted here. Please take extra caution in your travels and watch for closed roads and low water crossings.

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 09/19/2019

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