Parole and Mandatory Supervision

"Parole" is the discretionary and conditional release of an eligible prisoner sentenced to the institutional division so that the prisoner may serve the remainder of the prisoner’s sentence under the supervision of the pardons and paroles division. See Tex. Gov’t. Code §508.001(6).
 
 
"Mandatory supervision" is the release of an eligible prisoner sentenced to the institutional division so that the prisoner may serve the remainder of the prisoner’s sentence not on parole but under the supervision of the pardons and paroles division. See Tex. Gov’t. Code §508.001(5).  Prisoners often refer to their mandatory supervision release date as a "shortway" date.
 
Use this link to see more information on the History of Mandatory Supervision and the evolution of the mandatory supervision statute.
 
Click on this link to view the Parole and Mandatory Supervision Eligibility Chart prepared by the TDCJ Parole Division's Review and Release Processing Department.
 
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