Additional Resources

Texas Inmate Families Association (TIFA) - An organization whose mission is to help break the cycle of crime by strengthening families through support, education, and advocacy.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) - The agency manages offenders in state prisons, state jails and private correctional facilities that contract with the TDCJ. The agency also provides funding and certain oversight of community supervision and is responsible for the supervision of offenders released from prison on parole or mandatory supervision.

Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles

TDCJ Unit Directory - A current list of all Texas prisons including private, parole confinement and substance abuse facilities.

TDCJ Parole Division Policies - This section of the TDCJ web site identifies the processes for pre-release and supervision requirements as well as revocation procedures.

TDCJ Parole Publications - The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles publishes an annual report, parole guidelines, reasons for parole approvals and denials, and more. All are free and you may download them here.

Prison Talk: "The Global Communications, Support & Information Nexus for Inmates' Families & Friends" - An online community for loved ones to share information and their stories with others.

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