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Result Possibilities

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The Board of Pardons and Paroles can decide a case in a number of different ways and can attach a number of Special Conditions to the parole. For information on Special Conditions check out the “Policies and Directives” section of The Board of Pardons and Paroles’ web site at:

http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/bpp/

RULE §145.12 Action upon Review
Texas Administrative Code TITLE 37 PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS PART 5 TEXAS BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES CHAPTER 145 PAROLE SUBCHAPTER A PAROLE PROCESS RULE §145.12 Action upon Review

A case reviewed by a parole panel for parole consideration may be:

(1) deferred for request and receipt of further information;

(2) denied a favorable parole action at this time and set for review on a future specific month and year (Set-Off). The next review docket date (Month/Year) may be set at any date in the three year incarceration period following the prior parole docket date, but in no event shall it be less than one calendar year from either the prior parole docket date or the date of the panel decision if the prior parole docket date has passed;

(3) deny parole and order serve-all, but in no event shall this be utilized if the inmate's minimum expiration date is over three years from either the prior parole docket date or the date of the panel decision if the prior parole docket date has passed. If the serve-all date in effect on the date of the panel decision is extended by more than 180 days, the case shall be placed in regular parole review;

(4) determined that the totality of the circumstances favor the inmate's release on parole, further investigation (FI) is ordered in the following manner; and, upon release to parole, all conditions of parole or release to mandatory supervision that the parole panel is required by law to impose as a condition of parole or release to mandatory supervision are imposed:
     (A) FI-1--Release when eligible;
     (B) FI-2 (Month/Year)--Release on a specified future date within the three year incarceration period following either the prior parole docket date or date of the panel decision if the prior parole docket date has passed;
     (C) FI-3 R (Month/Year)--Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program. Release to parole only after program completion and no earlier than three months from specified date. Such TDCJ program may include the Pre-Release Substance Abuse Program (PRSAP). In no event shall the specified date be set more than three years from the current docket date or the date of the panel decision if the current docket date has passed;
     (D) FI-4 (Month/Year)--Transfer to Pre-parole Transfer facility prior to presumptive parole date set by board panel and release to parole supervision on presumptive parole date, but in no event shall the specified date be set more than three years from either initial eligibility date, current docket date or date of panel decision, if the aforementioned dates have passed;
     (E) FI 5--Transfer to Inpatient Therapeutic Community Program. Release to aftercare component only after completion of IPTC program;
     (F) FI 6 R (Month/Year)--Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program. Release to parole only after program completion and no earlier than six months from specified date. Such TDCJ program may include the Pre-Release Therapeutic Community (PRTC). In no event shall the specified date be set more than three years from the current docket date or the date of the panel decision if the current docket date has passed;
     (G) FI-9 R (Month/Year)--Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program. Release to parole only after program completion and no earlier than nine months from specified date. Such TDCJ program may include the In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC). In no event shall the specified date be set more than three years from the current docket date or the date of the panel decision if the current docket date has passed;
     (H) FI-18 R (Month/Year)--Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program. Release to parole only after program completion and no earlier than 18 months from specified date. Such TDCJ program may include the Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP). In no event shall the specified date be set more than three years from the current docket date or the date of the panel decision if the current docket date has passed;

(5) any person released to parole after completing a TDCJ treatment program as a prerequisite for parole, must participate in and complete any required post-release program.

What Are Rehabilitation Tier/FI-R Programs
The Texas Legislature has required that the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) identify offenders who should attend treatment programs that will most immediately impact post-release adjustment. These programs are identified as Rehabilitation Tier Programs. TDCJ has also established other programs that satisfy the Rehabilitation Parole Vote (FI-R), but are not designated as Rehabilitation Tier Programs.

WHICH PROGRAMS SATISFY THE REHABILITATION TIER PAROLE VOTE (FI-R)?

INTERCHANGE PROGRAM*
In a unique partnership, TDCJ and Prison Fellowship Ministries have developed the Interchange Freedom Initiative Program which is designed to reduce recidivism. This program is a voluntary, 18 month, faith-based program located at the Vance Unit. This program uses Biblical principles to emphasize the importance of taking ownership for one’s life and for developing good decision-making skills and actions.


SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT PROGRAM (SOTP)*
An 18-month program which is based on Cognitive-Behavioral therapy in a relapse-prevention framework. Therapists work with offenders to change error in thinking. These errors have led them to negative outcomes such as sex offending and prison. Positive changes in thinking will lead to more positive behavior. The SOTP program is located at eh Goree, Hightower, and Hilltop Units.

IN-PRISON THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY (IPTC)*
A nine-month program intensive program for offenders identified as needing substance abuse treatment. The programs are located at the Hackberry and Henley Units for females and the Kyle Unit for males. Programming for the IPTC consists of three phases: orientation, Main Treatment, and Re-Entry. Orientation provides a comprehensive assessment and orientation to the therapeutic community. Main Treatment concentrates on education, skills training, offender lifestyle confrontation, family dynamics, and 12-step programs. Re-Entry focuses on the development of social skills, personal growth skill, and relapse prevention. After program completion, offenders are paroled to a community residential facility for three month, followed by outpatient treatment for 12 months.

IN-PERSON THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY 2 PROGRAM (IPTC2)*
A six-month intensive program for female offenders identified as needing substance abuse treatment. This program is structured the same as the above described IPTC program The IPTC2 program is located at the Halbert Unit.

PRE-RELEASE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM (PRSAP)*
A six-month program modified therapeutic community treatment program for offenders with serious substance abuse dependence and antisocial characteristics. Programming consists of five months of intensive structured treatment and one month of after-care treatment, which is all provided at the LeBlanc Unit.

PRE-RELEASE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY PROGRAM (PRTC)*
A six-month modified therapeutic community treatment program located at the Beto Unit. It is designed to provide pre-release services to offenders who may have a combination of needs. The Programs and Services Division, Windham School District, and Parole Division work in accord to provide the following: vocational training, educational classes, substance abuse treatment, life skills classes, cognitive intervention, employment training, and release planning.

SEGOVIA PRE-RELEASE CENTER (SEGOVLPRC)
A four to six-month program designed to prepare offenders for release. The primary program component is CHANGES (described below). Other program components are literacy, cognitive intervention, and vocational courses. This program is located at the Segovia Unit.

CHANGES PROGRAM
A three-month program entitled Changing Habits and Achieving New Goals to Empower Success (CHANGES). It offers a life skills curriculum to offenders for release. The program content includes: family relationships and parenting, civic and legal responsibilities, victim sensitivity, health maintenance, employability, money management, and other related life skills. CHANGES is offered on most TDCJ facilities.

VOYAGER PROGRAM
This program is offered through the Chaplain’s Department and offers a faith-based, non denominational curriculum. The program is strictly voluntary and is normally three months in length. Program content is similar to CHANGES. Voyager is offered on most TDCJ facilities.

YOUTHFUL OFFENDER PROGRAM (YOP)
A six month intensive treatment program for violent and habitual youthful offenders who are between the ages of 14 through 18. Program components include anger management, academics, cognitive restructuring, substance abuse treatment, and chaplaincy activities. The program is located at the Clements Unit for males, and the Hilltop Unit for females.




OTHER PAGES IN FREE PAROLE ADVICE SECTION

Rule 145.2 And Some of My Rule 145.2 Comments - TDCJ Regional Parole Board Offices And the Units They Vote - Bible Correspondence Courses Available at No Charge - Unit Interview Advice for Your Loved One - Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison Names and Telephone Numbers - Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prison Directory - Texas County Jail Telephone Directory (A - Dallum) - Texas County Jail Telephone Directory (Dallas - Hardin) Texas County Jail Telephone Directory (Harris - McCulloch) Texas County Jail Telephone Directory (McLennan - Swisher) - Texas County Jail Telephone Directory (Tarrant - Zavala) - Result Possibilities - Reasons For Result - Set Off Rules Effective January 2004 Based On SB 917

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