Understanding How to Win Your Freedom

Obtaining parole release in Texas is not about moving the panel members through an effective presentation. In fact, the parole board resolves the vast majority of the cases it considers without ever granting the inmate a hearing or otherwise meeting him or her face to face. Instead, winning parole release is about conducting oneself while incarcerated in a manner that suggests a readiness to reenter society as a productive and law-abiding member. Moreover, having an experienced advocate who can bring the inmate's good conduct to the panel members' individua attention through forceful and direct advocacy can significantly increase the chances of success. Our team at the Law Office of Kevin Stouwie is dedicated to providing such advocacy and to helping reunite families who have been separated by incarceration. We provide advice throughout the entire process.

"Kevin, I knew from the day we met that I had made the right choice. I will definitely recommend you to everyone I can...I cannot begin to express my deepest gratitude."

J. Solis- September, 2012

"Mr. Stouwie, I want you to know that my loved ones and I are very satisfied with your services. In my opinion, everything you did was perfect. You went above and beyond in your efforts to gain my freedom. I thank you for never giving up on me."

G. Flores - August, 2012

"Thank you so very much for winning my freedom back...My whole family says thank you as well...We made it!"

T. Morris - August, 2012

"Thank you for your hard work. I'm very grateful for having my son back."

M. Nguyen - June, 2012

"I'm stuck on WOW!!! During our interview, we discussed not expecting a miracle this go around. Repeat offender, two 18 year sentences, running cc, and you made my first parole! I'll be serving right at two years on this. UNBELIEVEABLE!...I'm just so grateful to you and your office for helping me gain my freedom...Nothing I can write on this paper could begin to express my gratitude."

Catherine B. - April, 2012

"I was granted the FI-2 and of course I am overjoyed and I want to thank you for all your assistance...I will recommend your services to others who may need trusted assistance in their (parole) review process."

T. Chau - March, 2012

"Thank you for all your help! May your family be blessed and you law office prosper and succeed. My freedom is precious and I shall not take it for granted."

​B. Henderson - November 2011

Attorney Kevin Stouwie chooses to focus his law practice on representing Texas prison inmates seeking early release through parole because he believes people can learn from past mistakes and society as a whole benefits when former inmates receive opportunities to build new lives.

Law Office of Kevin Stouwie serves clients throughout Texas, and is based in San Antonio.

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Fighting to Reunite Families Throughout Texas

The Difference Between Pardons and Paroles

While parole may allow an inmate to be released early, it does not remove the record of conviction or the other consequences that often follow. Having a record expunged in Texas can be very difficult, so seeking a pardon - also called executive clemency - is often the only option. A full pardon can remove a criminal record, and for most purposes, make it as if the conviction never occurred, even restoring voting rights to a convicted felon. A commutation of sentence - also at the discretion of the governor upon the advice of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles - can reduce a current inmate's sentence based on evidence not available during the original trial.

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Contact an Attorney Who Understands Post-Incarceration Issues

As an attorney who chose to focus his practice on assisting current and former Texas inmates and their families, Kevin Stouwie thoroughly understands the parole process and the various other options available to inmates, parolees, and former convicts. If you or a loved on is concerned about winning parole release or avoiding parole violations, call the Law Office of Kevin Stouwie today at 855-727-6533 or contact us online to set up an initial consultation. We can meet the family members at our office free of charge and can also visit inmates in custody for a low fee.


What Can an Inmate Do To Increase the Chance of Parole Success?

Texas law prohibits the parole board form releasing any inmate it does not believe is ready to reenter society and live a life free from criminal activity and parole violations. As a result, the parole board frequently looks at the underlying cause of the inmate's past criminal history and attempts to determine if the inmate has addressed that cause during incarceration. Once an inmate understands the board's process he or she can take several actions to build a compelling case:

  • If past criminal conduct was brought about by mental health or impulse control issues, an inmate should participate and show progress in an appropriate course of counseling and treatment.

  • If economic difficulties brought about the inmate's criminal history, he or she should take advantage of prison educational programs to gain a trade or skill necessary to become a productive member of the workforce.

  • If drug or alcohol problems contributed to the inmate's past criminal history, he or she should undergo appropriate treatment and counseling.

In addition to these specific actions, the inmate can show a comprehensive and realistic plan of action upon release, including job offers and university admissions, to benefit his or her parole candidacy. Letters of support form family, friends and reputable members of the community can also help.