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RULE §143.31General Rules

(a) The Governor may grant a reprieve upon the written recommendation of a majority of the Board as authorized by the Texas Constitution, Article IV, Section 11.

(b) A reprieve is not recommended as a matter of right and each request will be judged on the merits of the case and the security risk involved.

(c) Except at the request of the Governor, the Board will consider only such requests for reprieves as meet the general and specific criteria set out in these sections.

(d) The Board will not consider a written application for reprieve from a TDCJ-CID sentence which involves travel outside the State of Texas.

(e) The Board will not consider a written application for reprieve from a TDCJ-CID sentence requested for business reasons.

(f) The Board may recommend a reprieve either in custody of a peace officer or without custody.

(g) The Board will not recommend a reprieve without custody if the offender has a detainer filed against his release.

(h) Except as otherwise specified in these sections, a Board recommendation for a reprieve shall be for a specified time, including a beginning and ending date.

(i) Upon expiration of the specified time of the reprieve, a person granted a reprieve that remains at large, is subject to arrest without further action of the Board or the Governor.

(j) The Board will consider a written request for an extension of a reprieve only if the request meets the requirements for the original reprieve.

(k) If at any time the Board is made aware that the conditions of a reprieve have been violated, the Board may recommend to the Governor the revocation of such reprieve.

Source Note: The provisions of this §143.31 adopted to be effective January 1, 1976; amended to be effective March 17, 1987, 12 TexReg 732; amended to be effective September 13, 2012, 37 TexReg 7189; amended to be effective November 9, 2014, 39 TexReg 8598; amended to be effective May 9, 2018, 43 TexReg 2796

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