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TEXAS BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES

PAROLE / MANDATORY SUPERVISION INFORMATION

Full Board Parole Decisions – SB 45 and HB 1914

A two-thirds majority vote of the Board is necessary for parole decisions involving: offenders convicted of or serving a sentence for a capital felony, an offense under Section 20A.03 [Continuous Trafficking of Persons], Section 21.02 [Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Children], Section 21.11(a)(1) [Indecency with a Child], or Section 22.021 [Aggravated Sexual Assault] of the Penal Code, or offenders required under Texas Government Code Section 508.145(c) to serve 35 calendar years before becoming eligible for release on parole.

These offenders, except capital felons serving a life sentence and those convicted of or serving a sentence for Aggravated Sexual Assault, are eligible for up to a 5 year set-off. Capital felons serving a life sentence and those offenders with Aggravated Sexual Assault offenses are eligible for up to a 10 year set-off.

Approval Votes

FI-1: Release the offender when eligible.

FI-4R: (Month/Year): Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program. Release to parole only after program completion and not earlier than four months from specified date. Such TDCJ program shall be the Sex Offender Education Program (SOEP).

FI-9R: (Month/Year): Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program. Release to parole only after program completion and not earlier than nine months from specified date. Such TDCJ program shall be the Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP-9).

FI-18R (Month/Year): Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation treatment program. Release to parole only after program completion and no earlier than eighteen months from the specified date. Such TDCJ program may include the Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP-18), or the InnerChange Freedom Initiative (IFI). In no event shall the specified date be set more than three years from the current panel decision date.

CU/FI (Month/Year-Cause Number): A favorable parole action that designates the date an offender would have been released if the offender had been sentenced to serve a single sentence.

RMS: Release to mandatory supervision.

Denial Votes

NR (Month/Year): Deny parole and set time for next parole consideration. (1) SB 45 Cases – Deny release and set the next review date for 36 or 60 months following the panel decision date; or (2) HB 1914 Cases – Deny release and set the next review date for 36, 60, 84, or 120 months following the panel decision date.

SA: Deny parole with no regular subsequent review. (1) SB 45 Cases – The offender’s minimum or maximum expiration date is less than 60 months away. The offender will continue to serve their sentence until that date; or (2) HB 1914 Cases – The offender’s minimum or maximum expiration date is less than 120 months away. The offender will continue to serve their sentence until that date.

CU/NR (Month/Year-Cause Number): Deny parole and set time for next parole consideration. (1) SB 45 Cases – Deny release and set the next review date for 36 or 60 months following the panel decision date; or (2) HB 1914 Cases – Deny release and set the next review date for 60, 84, or 120 months following the panel decision date.

CU/SA (Month/Year-Cause Number): Deny parole with no regular subsequent review. (1) SB 45 Cases – The offender’s minimum or maximum expiration date is less than 60 months away. The offender will continue to serve their sentence until that date; or (2) HB 1914 Cases – The offender’s minimum or maximum expiration date is less than 120 months away. The offender will continue to serve their sentence until that date.

DMS (Month/Year): Deny release to mandatory supervision and set the next mandatory supervision review date one year from the panel decision date.

Authority: Texas Government Code Section 508.046

Updated 01/02/2019

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