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Reentry Resources for Former Prisoners

Resources to help you re-enter society if you have been imprisoned or jailed.


Clemency in Texas

Clemency is a way in which someone can ask for relief from the burden of their criminal sentence or conviction from an executive authority. For those with a state conviction, the Texas Governor has the authority to grant clemency upon the written recommendation of a majority of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles (BPP). For those with a federal conviction, the U.S. President has the authority to grant clemency. 

Texas Laws & Rules

Federal Laws & Rules

Understanding the Law




Clemency Forms

Below are links to forms we've been able to locate online from the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Texas Forms

All of these state applications are also available as editable Microsoft Word documents on the Texas Board of Pardon and Paroles website.


Commutation of Sentence




Federal Forms

E-Books from the Texas State Law Library

You can borrow the e-books below with your library account. Don't have a library account? Texas residents can register for a library account online! Learn more about how to register online.

Volume 5, Ch. 100 discusses pardons.