The Houston Chronicle posts, "State parole commissioner indicted," this afternoon. It's by Brian Rogers.
A state parole commissioner in Huntsville has been indicted on charges of tampering with a government record, a third degree felony punishable by a maximum of 10 years in prison.
The documents show that charges were filed in April for tampering with an official record, but little else.
Calls to Freeman and the Walker County District Attorney were not immediately returned.
Texas has 14 parole commissioners who work in offices across the state. They assist the board with parole and revocation decisions, including determining which inmates are to be released on parole or mandatory supervision and their conditions.
Commissioners do not participate in capital executive clemency deliberations in Texas ; only board members do.