May 9, 2016
Our reference librarians have created many legal research guides for specific areas of the law. We recently published our guide on Reentry Resources for Ex-Offenders in order to help ex-offenders, their friends and family, and local organizations locate resources that will help facilitate their successful reentry back into the community. We link to laws regarding parole and mandatory/community supervision. We also provide links to information written in “plain English,” as well as useful digital resources, such as:
- Locked Out: A Texas Legal Guide to Reentry [PDF] — Created by the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid and Texas C-BAR in 2012, this guide provides a wealth of information including how to obtain identification, criminal history records, expunctions, and public benefits.
- A New Start - A Reentry Guide for Texas [PDF] — This 2010 guide from the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition provides information on community organizations, healthcare, and voting information.
- Restrictions on Convicted Felons — This page attempts to bring together many of the statutes and regulations that place restrictions on convicted felons in Texas after their release.