Parole Is A Reward For Good Conduct

On non-3g offenses, a Texas inmate is eligible for parole when their good conduct time plus their actual time served equals one-fourth of the original sentence. Thus, if a person is awarded "good conduct" time every single day that they are in prison, he or she should become eligible for parole after approximately one-eighth of their sentence.

If an inmate is serving a prison sentence for an offense listed under Section 3(g) of Chapter 42.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, then he or she must serve at least half of that sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

Having An Advocate On Your Side Can Be Invaluable

Being eligible for parole is of course no guarantee that an inmate will actually receive parole. There are numerous factors that will be considered by the Board of Pardons and Parole. Having a skilled attorney on your side can make a considerable difference in many cases.

At Sutton Milam & Fanning, our lawyers represent individuals throughout McLennan County and beyond who are seeking parole. Let us listen to your story and explain your options in a free consultation. Simply call our Waco office at 254-633-3048 or email us today.