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Can the TX Parole Board add five months to my sentence?

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Can the Texas Parole Board add five months to the end of my sentence? I absconded for five months, was arrested and served time, was released on mandatory supervision. I was charged the fees for the five months and the five months were added to the end of my sentence as well. . 

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Yes, I am afraid that in Texas the Parole Board has the authority to extend parole/supervision and they act as the court in matters involving inmates. You do have a right to appeal the parole board's decision to the court, but If you did commit a parole violation and were arrested, they have a right to extend your sentence for that time I am afraid.

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