Dear Friends: Thank You 2012

September 21st, 2012 

Dear Friends,

It has been a long ten months preparing for this parole protest. We want to convey our thanks to all of you who have helped us plan and prepare, who have written to the Parole Board, and who have distributed and signed petitions on our behalf.

We have recently received the following statement from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ):

On 9/12/2012, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole for Brandon Threet and set the next review for 9/12/2015. You will be notified when the case is placed in the review process, approximately four months prior to the next review date.

We know it is difficult to write a parole protest letter and we appreciate the time, effort, thought, and heart you put in. TDCJ Victims Services staff told us that this case has received more protest letters and petitions than any other case in recent history. They also said that this case pushed them to improve how TDCJ processes protest letters and other related materials, and ultimately helps other crime victims.

Every word in every letter and every signature in every petition had a significant impact on the Parole Board decision. In fact, the Parole Board not only denied the offender's parole request but also deferred the next parole review for the maximum of three years. Your voice was heard.

We miss Terence dearly and deeply. Your support and friendship warmed our hearts and brought courage to our lives. We are truly grateful.

If you have any questions, please contact us. When it comes time to protest this offender's release once again, we hope we can count on your help.


James, Chung and Brendan McArdle