Parole Board Voting Options

The following are the different types of Parole Board voting options for release to parole:

 

(A) FI-1-Release the offender when eligible;
(B) FI-2 (Month/Year)-Release on a specified future date;
(C) FI-3 (Month/Year)-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 the Pre-Release Substance Abuse Program (PRSAP);
(D) FI-4 (Month/Year)-Transfer to Pre-Parole Transfer Facility prior to presumptive parole date set by a board panel and release to parole supervision on presumptive parole date;
(E) FI-5–Transfer to In-Prison 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);
(G) FI-7R (Month/Year)-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 Re-entry Initiative (SVORI);
(H) 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);
(I) FI-18 R (Month/Year)-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 may include the Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP);
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.
(J) NR (Month/Year)-Deny parole. Next review on specified date. (Date must be at least 1 year & no more than 5 years from current date
(K) SA (Month/Year)- Deny parole with no subsequent review between current date and PDR (Projected Release Date) date on HB 1433 or Max date on MS (Mandatory Supervision) cases.

Discretionary Mandatory Release HB-1433 & Rule 145.13 Cases or After 09-01-1996:
The Parole Board must answer yes to both of the following questions to vote DMS (Deny Mandatory Supervision):

 

D-1 the record indicates that the inmate accrued good conduct time is not an accurate reflection of the inmates potential for rehabilitation; and
D-2 the record indicates that the inmate’s release would endanger the public.

The initial or first DMS shall be reviewed one-year from the date of the current vote, if there is subsequent DMS votes, they will be reviewed one- year from the current DMS date. The type of vote the Parole Board will make will be the following:

 

Grant RMS Release code 9A
Deny DMS Denial Code 9D1,9D2 (and any other denial code deemed appropriate)
SA(serve all) Voted within 4 months of PRD

 
SB-45 Voting Options:

 

SA Max date must be within 3 years;
NR (Month/Year) Must be 3-years from current review date;
FI-1 Process for release
FI-18R Release after completing SOTP (Sex Offenders Treatment Program)If both a HB-1433 & SB-45 case, the board will vote the SB-45 question only until SA (serve all) voted, then vote as a HB-1433. A SB-45 case requires a 2/3 vote to grant release which is presently 4 votes from the Board Members.