Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > U.S. REGIONAL FORUMS > TEXAS > Texas Parole, Probation & Release
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

Texas Parole, Probation & Release All information & questions relating to parole, probation or release in Texas should be posted here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-04-2010, 01:34 PM
PoyzenGirl's Avatar
PoyzenGirl PoyzenGirl is offline
Mail Man, Beware!
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Harrison, Arkansas
Posts: 27
Thanks: 29
Thanked 52 Times in 18 Posts
Question Parole for Confirmed Gang Members in Ad/Seg?

A pen pal of mine is in the TDCJ (currently at John Middleton) and the last time he was in prison (sadly, he was only out about 1.5 years after doing 9 years) he was confirmed as a gang member, and so this time he automatically went back to ad/seg (but it trying to enroll in GRAD, & has a 18-24 month wait before he hears anything about it). He was asking me if i could find out what the 'parole rate for confirmed gang members in ad/seg' looks like & i thought someone here might be able to help before i spend the next week on Google
He's in for 'organized crime' (someone named names in a drug bust & his was one of them) if that matters at all.

Thanks for any help! I appreciate it all
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-04-2010, 10:06 PM
psikocat psikocat is offline
Letter writing fool!
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,158
Thanks: 777
Thanked 560 Times in 349 Posts
Default

Well, it depends. I mean, no one can accurately predict what the parole board will say from one person to the next but I have found/heard that GRAD graduates have an extremely high approval rate. People who are recently confirmed have a much much lower approval rating and the ones who have been confirmed but are in the process of the GRAD investigation period and/or in the program fall about halfway. If they are in the program, parole approval is usually contingent on completing the program before release. The best thing that your friend can do is to sever all ties with his gang friends, even those that are just buddies and work hard at getting into the GRAD program (although the waiting list is very long). He can still get parole so its not hopeless but being active and not attempting to separate himself is not going to look good.
__________________





For real this time, no take backs.











Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to psikocat For This Useful Post:
PoyzenGirl (02-04-2010)
  #3  
Old 02-04-2010, 11:49 PM
PoyzenGirl's Avatar
PoyzenGirl PoyzenGirl is offline
Mail Man, Beware!
 

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Harrison, Arkansas
Posts: 27
Thanks: 29
Thanked 52 Times in 18 Posts
Default

thank you.. i know it's different from person to person but he was hearing things from guys in there and he said that it sounded fishy because some people talk just to sound like they know something you don't & such. i really appreciate your input & i will be telling him this asap!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-07-2010, 10:31 PM
MommaBird22 MommaBird22 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: May 2007
Location: TX USA
Posts: 174
Thanks: 20
Thanked 46 Times in 30 Posts
Default

I have read somewhere that once they signup for the program they wont get paroled til they finish it. that takes a few years i believe? im not certain though
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-08-2010, 12:39 AM
FullOfWish's Avatar
FullOfWish FullOfWish is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 50
Thanks: 46
Thanked 13 Times in 10 Posts
Default

My husband completed his GRAD application stuff over a year ago and he's been waitlisted since last year. The program itself, if I'm not mistaken, lasts nine months. However, it's the "getting in" that takes so doggone long!
When I call into Classification on my husband's unit, they are always quick to remind me that he's in High Security for his gang affiliation. They leave out that he has not been involved or active for YEARS...going on six this year. He's in there for a nonviolent offense and the unit parole officer has given him some glimmer of hope that he MAY be OK'd this year. I'm optimistic but he says that cos i don't know any better. LOL. It may be worth the time to call and talk to someone in parole on the unit? Maybe? They seemed a lot more helpful than the average staff member I'd get when calling about my husband. I hope this helps!
__________________







Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-08-2010, 12:56 PM
FullOfWish's Avatar
FullOfWish FullOfWish is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 50
Thanks: 46
Thanked 13 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Ok...maybe this will help...i just got off the phone with an IPO at my husband's unit and she gave me some pretty good information. When considering an inmate from the AdSeg population for parole, the board examines EVERYTHING, but ESPECIALLY disciplinary reports. If the offender can stay out of trouble for a pretty decent amount of time (from 6 months to a year usually), this will work in his favor. Other than that, I would suggest the establishment of some kind of support system (friends and family on the outside who will vouch for and support him) as I was told all these factors come under consideration for all potential parolees but especially the AdSeg guys.
__________________







Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-08-2010, 01:05 PM
Lorraine's Avatar
Lorraine Lorraine is offline
Starry Eyed

PTO Site Moderator Staff Superstar Winner 

 

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,379
Thanks: 801
Thanked 3,934 Times in 1,848 Posts
Default

My guy graduated from GRAD this past October and they had a PO come in and talk to them about parole. I can't tell you what the rates are for inmates in seg, but the PO told the guys that they now have a 70% better chance of a yes after graduating than they did in seg.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-17-2010, 12:14 PM
KathleenTX's Avatar
KathleenTX KathleenTX is offline
Texas and Ohio
Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,054
Thanks: 886
Thanked 664 Times in 359 Posts
Default

Well, my guy was told as long as he is in Ad Seg no go for getting out. Since he didn't have enough time for GRAD - well for the debriefing stuff (2 years) and then waiting for the program he is just doing flat time.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:02 AM.
Copyright © 2001- 2013 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics