In the state of Texas, things are fairly cut and dried when it comes to who is eligible for parole. Parole eligibility begins with the Classification Records Department of the Correctional Institutions Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).
TDCJ calculates parole eligibility for everyone in TDCJ with limited exception.
There are several things that determine the percentage of a sentence that must be served:
While good conduct laws are complicated, good time credits can be earned by taking part in assigned work or school programs.