Parole support letters should include information about the inmate's character and support system in place upon release, according to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Examples of parole support letters include information about treatment options, employment and residence plans if the inmate is released from prison.
Parole support letters can be written by the inmate or friends and family who can vouch for the rehabilitation the inmate has undergone, explains the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. When writing parole support letters, individuals should include specific information about how the inmate has learned from mistakes and plans to change lifestyle habits and contribute to society in a positive manner. Details about potential employment opportunities, positive living arrangements and healthy influences may help the parole board to evaluate the inmate's readiness for parole.
Letters to a parole board should include the offender's name and inmate number, notes the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Typically, parole support letters are available to the parole panel when reviewing the inmate's eligibility for parole. Letters do not need to be sent to every member of the parole panel because the letters are placed in the offender's file in addition to certifications completed while the inmate is incarcerated.