Parole Panel Voting Options

The voting panels of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles do not vote just “yes” or “no” on parole cases.  The panels have a number of voting options for parole approval. The board may withdraw an approval vote at any time if new information is received.

  • FI-1 (Further Investigation 1): Release the offender when eligible.
  • FI-2: Release on a specified future date.
  • FI-3R: Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program. Release to parole only after program completion and not earlier than three months from specified date. Such TDCJ program may include either CHANGES/Lifeskills, Voyager, Segovia Pre-Release Center (Segovia PRC), or any other approved tier program.
  • FI-4R: 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-5: Transfer to In-Prison Therapeutic Community Program (IPTC), with a release to aftercare.
  • FI-6: Transfer to a DWI Program and release to continuum of care program.
  • FI-6R: 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), Pre-Release Substance Abuse Program (PRSAP), or In-Prison Therapeutic Community Program (IPTC), or any other approved tier program.
  • FI-7R: Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation program. Release to parole only after program completion and not earlier than seven months from the specified date. Such TDCJ program shall be the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI).
  • FI-9R: 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: Transfer to a TDCJ rehabilitation treatment program. Release to parole only after program completion and no earlier than 18 months from specified date. Such TDCJ program shall be either the Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP-18), or the InnerChange Freedom Initiative (IFI).
  • CU-FI: Designates the date an offender serving consecutive sentences would have been eligible for parole if single sentence.
  • RMS: Release to mandatory supervision.

Denial Votes

  • NR (Next Review): Deny parole and set time for next parole consideration.  State law requires annual reviews except for certain violent or sexual cases.
  • SA (Serve All): Deny parole with no regular subsequent review, requiring offender to serve balance of sentence if discharge date occurs in less than three years.
  • CU-NR: Deny favorable action and set next review in consecutive sentence case.
  • CU-SA: Require offender to serve all of current sentence in consecutive sentence case.
  • DMS: Denies Mandatory Supervision (and sets next review date) because offender’s accrued good conduct time does not accurately reflect potential for rehabilitation and offender’s release would endanger the public.

Updated 03/16/2016