My friend who was already on parole, got stupid and attempted to falsify a urine test during a parole visit and got locked up. They sent him to Austin Transitional Center since Sept and they haven't done anything else with him, except remove the ankle monitor he was on. He wants to plead to the court to let him parole to an address because they're not letting him work anymore, and he doesn't do anything but lay around. He's never caused any trouble there and some of the staff have even mentioned how quiet he actually is. When he was allowed to work, he always came in on time and always paid the fees they assessed. When he requested to the parole board to go home, it was found that he hadn't done any of Phase I, which is classes, but due to work and his only mode of transportation is the bus/train, he couldn't make the class on time. His parole officer keeps saying he'll be moved over to the TDCJ side of the center to begin Phase I, but he's been saying that since the first of the year, he won't let him work to provide for his family, and my friend is frustrated. He wants to walk out and go home, and can, but they'll issue a blue warrant. He's trying REALLY hard to do things right.
No there is not if he is on parole its between him and the parole officer and board of parole.
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Presumably your friend had an attorney at some point. He needs to ask his attorney these questions. If he walks out, he WILL go back to prison, it's just a matter of when . Good luck.
Both other attorneys are correct. If he walks out now he's guaranteeing he'll get sent back at some point. I assume his family would rather him be in this facility than in prison (where he also can't work...not for a decent salary anyway).
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