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§141.60. Submission and Presentation
§141.61. Representation of an Inmate
141.82. Fee Affidavits
§141.94. No Decision Permitted
Administrative releasee--A person released to parole or mandatory
supervision and under the supervision of the TDCJ-Parole Division.
The term also includes a person released on a conditional pardon.
Administrative Violation of Parole or Mandatory Supervision--A violation
of parole or mandatory supervision which does not allege criminal
Area supervisor or regional supervisor--Are synonymous terms for the
regional staff officer supervising the parole officer to whom the
Board--The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Community residential facility--A facility for the provision of residential
placement services to administrative releasees.
Commutation of sentence--An act of clemency by the governor which
serves to modify the conditions of a sentence.
Conditional pardons--A form of executive clemency granted by the governor
which serves to release the grantee from the conditions of his or
her sentence and/or any disabilities imposed by law thereby, subject
to the conditions contained in the clemency proclamation. A person
released pursuant to the terms of a conditional pardon is considered,
for purposes of revocation thereof, to be an administrative releasee
(see the definition of administrative releasee set forth in this section),
and all such revocations for revocation of administrative release,
§§ 145.41-145.55 of this title (relating to Revocation of
Administrative Release (Parole and Mandatory Supervision)).
Constitutional and statutory references--Articles of the Texas Constitution,
the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, the Texas Civil Statutes, or
Texas Penal Code.
Contract of release--An order of the board incorporating the terms
and conditions of release (See Parole Certificate).
Criminal Conduct--An act prohibited by law, not including an offense
punishable by fine only involving the operation of a motor vehicle.
CU/Fl--Consecutive felony sentence vote that designates the date on
which the prisoner would have been eligible for release on parole
if the prisoner had been sentenced to serve a single sentence. This
is not a release to parole vote.
CU/NR--Consecutive felony sentence vote to deny favorable parole action
and set for review on a future specific month and year (set-off).
DMS--Mandatory supervision vote to deny release to mandatory supervision
and set for review on a future specific month and year (setoff).
Division--The Parole Division of the Texas Department of Criminal
Executive committee--Six members appointed by the Chairman to perform
duties as described in Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 42.18,
Full Pardon--An unconditional act of executive clemency by the governor
which serves to release the grantee from the conditions of his or
her sentence and from any disabilities imposed by law thereby.
Further Investigation (Fl)--An initial determination by a parole panel
favorable to parole of an inmate, subject to additional investigation
Hearing officer--A staff member designated by the board and assigned
to conduct an administrative release revocation hearing concerning
one or more allegations of violation of the terms and/or conditions
of parole, mandatory supervision, or conditional pardon.
Hearing section--The hearing section of the Texas Board of Pardons
Mandatory supervision--The non-discretionary release of a prisoner
from imprisonment but not from the legal custody of the state, under
such conditions and provisions for supervision as the board panel
may determine. A prisoner released to mandatory supervision is deemed
as if on parole. For the purposes of revocation, the terms "parole"
and "mandatory supervision" are interchangeable and reference
to either one of said terms includes the other.
Mandatory supervision certificate--An order of the board or board
panel incorporating the terms and conditions of supervision.
Mandatory supervision date--The date on which the release to mandatory
supervision of an eligible prisoner may occur.
Mandatory supervision releasee and mandatory releasee--A person released
from prison under mandatory supervision (see definition of "mandatory
supervision" set forth in this section). A mandatory releasee
is also an administrative releasee (see definition of "administrative
releasee" set forth in this section).
Pardon--See the definition of full pardon set forth in this section.
Parole--The discretionary release of a prisoner from imprisonment
but not from the legal custody of the state, under such conditions
and provisions for supervision as the board or board panel may determine.
Parole certificate--An order of the board or board panel, incorporating
the terms and conditions of release (See Contract of Release).
Parole officer--A person duty appointed by the director of the TDCJ-Parole
Division and assigned the duty of supervising administrative releasees.
Parole panel--A three member decision-making body authorized to act
in administrative release matters.
Parolee--A person released from prison on parole (see definition of
parole set forth in this section). A parolee is also an administrative
releasee (see definition of "administrative releasee" set
forth in this section).
Party--Each person or agency named or admitted as a party.
Preliminary hearing--Hearing at which is determined whether probable
cause exists to Support an allegation of a parole violation, pending
a revocation hearing.
Release plan--Proposed community and place of residence and proposed
employment or proposed provision for maintenance and care of the releasee.
Remission of fine or forfeiture--An act of clemency by the governor
releasing the grantee from payment of all or a portion of a fine or
canceling a forfeiture of a bond.
Reprieve--A temporary release from the terms of an imposed sentence.
Restoration of rights of citizenship--A pardon limited to the restoration
of the right to vote, which in turn restores any other civil rights
conditioned upon the right to vote.
Revocation--The cancellation of parole, mandatory supervision, or
of a conditional act of executive clemency which subjects the administrative
releasee or grantee of the act of executive clemency to immediate
incarceration or, in the instance of reprieve of a fine, to immediate
payment of the fine.
RMS--Mandatory supervision vote to release to mandatory supervision
when TDCJ determines that the prisoner has reached a mandatory supervision
Serve-All (SA)--A decision by the board or board panel to deny parole
and to not release the inmate until serve-all date.
Serve-All Date--The projected release date or minimum expiration date
as determined by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Statutory references--See the definition of constitutional and statutory
references" set forth in this section.
Trial officials--The present sheriff, prosecuting attorney, and judge
in the county and court of offense, conviction and release.
Victim--A person who is a victim of sexual assault, kidnapping, aggravated
robbery, or felony harassment or who has suffered bodily, injury or
death as a result of the criminal conduct of another, as defined in
the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 24.18, §8.
The provisions of this §141.111 adopted to be effective May 1,
1995, 20 TexReg 2861; amended to be effective August 14, 1996; 21
TexReg 7563; amended to be effective November 4,1996, 21 TexReg 10437;
amended to be effective June 30, 1997, 22 TexReg 5842; amended to
be effective December 29, 1997, 22 TexReg 12540. This Section cited
in 37 TAC §143.21, (relating to Definition); 37 TAC §141.5,
(relating to witnesses.
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