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Old 04-26-2007, 08:00 AM
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Lord, I found a website about different texas laywers,and
Paul Hampel was listed with his license suspended at one time
and multiple rule violations. But I would like any input from
people who have dealt with him NO TO HIRING HIM.
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:11 PM
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I have a good friend on this board that is getting scammed by a parole attorney from Dallas. I would just say it's not worth the money. You can do everything yourself and the inmate needs to write his/her own support letter. Everyone has to make their own decisions but I didn't use a parole attorney and we got approved on the second go around on an agg case. It's possible...with God all things are. He's the best attorney I know! Prayers going up for all under review!
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:19 AM
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Hey guys I'm new at this so I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. I was reading on the parole preparation and I know my boyfriend is coming up for parole but don't know when where can I find this out. Also does it affect him in a bad way mentioning anything about his offense?
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:09 PM
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It will show on the inmate locater line when he is up for parole.
http://168.51.178.33/webapp/TDCJ/index2.htm

The PB mainly wants to hear positive things - changes he has made, classes he has taken, attitude change and you need to show that he has a big support system. There is no need to bring up his offense - they know this. If you have further questions, do not hesitate to ask.
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I have heard that is good to outline a specific plan---a plan for how to be successful after incarceration.
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I looked on the inmate locator the parole date. My love was sentence Life with 35 yrs for parole. Now according to the parole handbook from what I understand he would have a review in a max of 15 yrs, is this usually correct. I called the board to ask but she told me no he would have to do 35 yrs, so me sending a support letter would just be waived. Can anyone advice.
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It depends on which law he falls under. What year was his conviction?
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he's in for cap murder he said 71st or 72nd
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he was convicted in 93
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Thank you for the info!
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I looked on the inmate locator the parole date. My love was sentence Life with 35 yrs for parole. Now according to the parole handbook from what I understand he would have a review in a max of 15 yrs, is this usually correct. I called the board to ask but she told me no he would have to do 35 yrs, so me sending a support letter would just be waived. Can anyone advice.
After 9/1/91 he must do 35 years flat before becoming elligible for parole. That is in the parole handbook directly below but a couple of lines down from where it says "Maximum of 15 yrs."

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Old 06-26-2007, 11:37 AM
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CAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH MY LETTER TO THE PAROLE BOARD? I HAVE STARTED WRITING IT AND HAVE GOTTEN STUCK. I WANTED TO SHOW THE PAROLE BOARD THAT THIS IS A RE-PEATED PROBLEM FOR MY BOYFRIEND BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN IN TDC TWICE NOT COUNTING THIS TIME FOR DRUGS AND COULD BE FIX WITH TREATMENT. THIS IS WHAT IVE WROTE

My name is Felicia Warren, I have known Artavia Kelly for 21 years and I am a close friend in the free world who cares a lot about his future life. I am writing this letter in the hopes of having an impact on your decision to Parole Artavia Kelly.
I have had the opportunity to visit with Artavia numerous times throughout his incarceration and have seen first hand the change in his mentality.
Artavia has been sentenced over and over for the same offense DRUGS.

I am asking the parole board to grant some kind of treatment program for his addiction instead of setting him off. Clearly just incarceration does not help. Along with the help that you can grant him I can promise you that I, along with other family and friends will continue to be there with our support when he is released back to the community.
Punishment for the behavior that the addition cause and has never been grant treatment to overcome this addition.


I have also given Artavia my free world input and guidance while he has been in prison. I know the good side to Artavia, and can help offset the bad side, which is in his criminal record.
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My husband was just transfered last night,all of this is moving too fast for me.I dont now where to start but I do know i want him home.I visit this site often and see everyone helps,so could someone please help me I need my husband back home we have 4 kids under 7and our last son was 2 weeks old when he was arrested so i need to get him home to his boys asap.Please someone help me
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:56 AM
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I'm not sure what type of help your needing. Help with what?
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We need more into so we can help. Did he just go into the system, what is is sentence, when will he be elgible for parole, etc?
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quick question, does the inmate need to write a letter themselves? if so does anyone have an example? i have seen all the other examples but not one from the inmate. please help. thanks a bunch!
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:55 AM
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Okay, I need some help here. My fiance was given a 2yr set off in October of last year. I'm a little confused because everything was looking good for his release. When they told me that he was "DENIED", I asked why and they told me, "Nature of crime and not enough time served." I just found out about 3 weeks ago that his brother-in-law made some statements against his release and asked them to reconsider their decision should it be that they granted him parole. Can the statements his brother-in-law made really make that much difference that they set him off another 2 yrs? As for the support letters, it looks like I'm the only one who's going to be doing this because he has told his family that he didn't want their help. It's not like they ever helped him before. It took me nearly 3 months to get his sister to write a letter of support this last time around. Is it possible that I, alone, can convince them to release him to me? I don't know what to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Yes, statements made against him at parole time can affect whether or not he's paroled. The parole board takes protests seriously.
As far as convincing them to release him "to you"...well, a parole plan will have to be approved before he can be released. I'm not sure the order in which this all works, as I've not done a parole package, but the parole board will want to see that he has a place to go when/if he's released. I'm sure someone who has done a parole package will come along soon to help answer your questions.

*Edited to add: Nature of the crime and not enough time served seem to be the reason for denial quite frequently. While 'nature of the crime' cannot be changed, the time served will only improve as time goes on.*

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Yes, statements made against him at parole time can affect whether or not he's paroled. The parole board takes protests seriously.

Okay, in the process of finding out what his brother-in-law did, I also found out that he, the brother-in-law, is a Registered Sex Offender. So what I'm reading is that my fiance's fate was determined by the words of a "man" who I wouldn't spit on if he were on fire to save his life. This person was convicted of molesting 2 boys 11 & 14 and now my fiance tells me that this person did it again to a boy that was 10 at the time!!! How can the system allow him to be out knowing that he preys on young boys? Yet, my fiance who has never been in trouble before this and has remained a role model for other inmates of what NOT to do, has to spend another year and a half locked up because this sex offender made comments against him. I just don't understand this at all.
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I may be of some help. So here goes. I helped with one packet
I did my boyfriends, (he got a F-1 on his first time and only served
11 months) and my brother is coming up the first time in 3 years
so I am starting on his now. First thing yes his brother in law's
statment can and probably did make a difference. So here's
what I would do start now getting support letters, you don't have
to be alot, each member spends about 10 minuites on their file.
Your boyfriend needs to write his own letter, stating what he
has learning to make the right choice once he is paroled. Don't
talk about your case per say just what positive things he has learned
(hard sometimes) then add the support letters. Now
here are the things they want to know
1. Employment when he is released, if he has a job or a PLAN
2. Support from the outside (you)
3. A place to live *he can put you down if that is what yall are
planning to do.
When he gets his F-1 you will get a call from the parole officer
in the county where he will parole to. This was about 3 weeks
before my boyfriend paroled out. They will want to make a home
visit. Then they will approve him coming home there or not.
If it's a yes then great, the back up plan is
if he dosen't have anyone else he will have to parole to a halfway
house (not good) a good friend of ours didn't have any family
that would let him come there so he was released to a halfway
house in Houston. It has been a constant struggle, crack addicts
right at the door. So hopefully they will approve your house.
But you need to start now with the parole packet. There is lots
of sample letters on this site that are great. Your boyfriend keeps
one, the IPO will get one (this person makes the biggest decision)
send one to Austin to the main parole board. Find out which board
he will go before then send packets to every member. You can
request a telephone interview, they usually don't do it but it
has been done. They don't have to be expensive folders
the clear kind from walmart another good idea and I am going
to do it is add pictures when your boyfriend was in the free world
probably best to have someone scan them into a computer then
they will be on regular paper. Gosh I have talked so much,
I hope I have helped some. Good Luck Oh heck I almost
forgot, wouldn't hurt in your boyfriends letter to add his brother
in law had made a statment at his last hearing. Look him up
on the Sex offender web site and include his record in the packet
at least they will know on paper who made the statment against
him.
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MBB.....Thanks, that really helped. As for printing out the picture and crime committed by the brother-in-law, I had already printed it out and I just wasn't sure how I was going to use it. Thanks for the idea. I will get started on my fiance's parole packet. Would it hurt if his employment letter came from me? I mean, I work for an Insulation company and I am the office manager here and head of Human Resources. Should I sign it or have my assistant sign it being that she's also authorized to hire?
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First off, please remember that we have loved ones of SO's on this site. Nobody's crime is worse than anyone else's here..we are here to support EVERYONE.

Second, this is just my opinion, so take it with the grain of salt, but I would NOT include anything about the brother-in-law being a SO in your husband's parole pack. Reason being is that HE has nothing to do with your husband's parole. By that, I mean, it's honestly going to look to the PB like you are blaming someone else for your husband not making parole. You have no way to PROVE that is what kept your husband from getting parole. The PB is VERY big on responsiblity for the crime..accountability, if you will. Focus 100% on your husband-what he has accomplished while incarcerated, what his plans are for the future, etc. I would COMPLETELY blow off any reference to the brother-in-law.
As far as the offer of employment, I would have your assistant sign it. It could look fishy to the PB otherwise.

Please know I'm only offering my opinion. I'm not trying to bring you down, but I think most of the people here would tell you the same thing.

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First off, please remember that we have loved ones of SO's on this site. Nobody's crime is worse than anyone else's here..we are here to support EVERYONE.

Ok, I failed to make myself clear in my reply earlier. I do not have a problem with all SO's because I know that there are different circumstances for each one. I do, however, have a problem with this one particular person. Being that I, myself, experienced molestation at the hands of an uncle, that is the reason I have so much hatred towards my fiance's brother-in -law. I'll leave it at that and not bring it up again.

As for not mentioning it in my fiance's parole packet, I'm going to leave that up to him. He has a good head on his shoulders and he's very good at getting his points across. Thanks for the advice though.
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Glad I could help, just to be on the safe side ask the
assistant to sign the letter about his job. Good luck
let us know how it goes. I probably didn't make my self clear
not a picture of your brother in law, a picture of your husband when
he was in the free world. I'm big on responsibility too, and also know that is what
the parole board wants. But it's a shame when one person can write negative
things, I know I HAVE A RELATIVE WHO IS DOING TIME AS A SO. And yes
every circumstance is different. It wasn't rape, not a predator but a case of
him being just a little older than her, and getting mad and filing charges and
he is doing 15 years, so I have an open mind. Probably the board members
wouldn't see the majority of the stuff in his parole file. They spent about 10 min
on each file. The most important thing is making a good impression on the IPO
when he comes and interviews him. You do with the packet what you feel
comfortable with, that's the most important thing!!!!

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