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Yes, he can. Parole is a privilege, and not a 'right.' If he refuses it, he will simply continue serving his time in prison. It is highly unusual
for an inmate to refuse parole. If asked why, the best thing to say is simple, "I am not ready and would like more time to better myself."
However, if he does this, there is no guarantee when/if the parole board would again consider his file. He will not automatically be subject to harsher requirements more than what he already has. He will have to register as a sex offender regardless of when he leaves the facility, I am afraid.
Texas provides free attorneys at parole hearings. He should take to his attorney before making any statements at the time.
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