I live in Texas, and my brother has been incarcerated for the past 7 years in a Texas State prison. He was charged with aggraviated sexual assault on a child. If he is lucky, he "might" get out early in 2009. His original sentence was 20 years. When he committee the crime, he was living around the corner from my mother, and it was at his house the crime occurred. He was only charged for the one kid, however I had seen him around the baseball parks. Photos of children were caught on his computer by the police, but I don't think he received extra time for these! I am very concerned, because he has contracted HIV while in prison, and from what he tells me in his letters he is sharing it with others in his cell block.
My mother is very ill, and most likely will die before he is released. She thinks he is the perfect child who did no wrong and has decided to leave her house to him. What I am worried about is 1. can he have the right to inherit property while in prison (and no way to pay taxes). 2. can he actually live next door to children, and 3. can he live in the house which is .2 miles from a school?
He does not express regrets for his crime/s. He blames the fact that in school and at home he could not talk about being gay (which my mother still has not been told, nor about the HIV).
If I were to write to the parole board, my brother would get a copy of my letter. I don't want to push him away, but I want to protect others!