Parole Set Offs for Agg Sexual Assault Info

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Parole Set Offs for Agg Sexual Assault Info

84th legislative session, House Bill 1914

Relating to the frequency with which the Board of Pardons and Paroles considers the eligibility of certain inmates for release on parole.

H.B. 1914 would provide the Board of Pardons and Paroles the discretion to delay reconsideration for parole after an initial denial for up to ten years, instead of five years, for offenders convicted of aggravated sexual assault and offenders serving a life sentence for a capital felony.

Clarification on Parole Set-Offs for inmate’s charges with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (22.021): According to the Parole Board website resources, inmates who were charged with 22.021, if denied parole, will receive their next review in no less than 3 years and no more than 10 years.

N/R: denied favorable parole action and set for review in 36, 60, 84 or 120 months.

This policy applies to the following persons who are eligible for up to a ten year setoff: capital felons with a life sentence, who are eligible for parole, or persons convicted of an offense under Section 22.021 [Aggravated Sexual Assault] of the Penal Code.