|(a) The Board will consider a written application for
reprieve for a family emergency only in cases of critical illness
or death of a member of the offender's immediate family.
(b) The immediate family includes only the parents,
spouse, and children of the offender, and a person other than a parent
who assumed the responsibilities and acted as the parent of the offender
during his/her childhood.
(c) Prior to consideration of the application for reprieve
for family emergency, the Board may require written:
(1) verification of the critical illness by the attending
(2) verification of the death and of the time and place
of the funeral, by the mortician; and
(3) proof of the parent-child relationship if the request
is for the illness or death of a person, not a parent, who acted as
the offender's parent during his/her childhood.
(d) A Board recommendation for reprieve in the continuous
custody of a peace officer is contingent upon a verified arrangement
by the offender's family to secure and pay the expense of a peace
officer to guard the offender.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §143.32 adopted to be effective January 1, 1976; amended to be effective September 13, 2012, 37 TexReg 7189; amended to be effective February 5, 2015, 40 TexReg 441; amended to be effective May 9, 2018, 43 TexReg 2796