(a) A person who meets the requirements of Section 103.001 is entitled to compensation in an amount equal to:
(1) $80,000 multiplied by the number of years served in prison, expressed as a fraction to reflect partial years; and
(2) compensation for child support payments owed by the person on whose imprisonment the claim is based that became due and interest on child support arrearages that accrued during the time served in prison but were not paid.
(b) A person who, after serving a sentence in a Texas prison for which the person is entitled to compensation under Subsection (a)(1), was released on parole or required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, is entitled to compensation in an amount equal to $25,000 multiplied by the number of years served either on parole or as a registered sex offender, expressed as a fraction to reflect partial years.

Terms Used In Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code 103.052

  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005

(c) The amount of compensation under Subsection (a)(2) to which a person is entitled shall be paid on the person’s behalf in a lump-sum payment to the state disbursement unit, as defined by Section 101.0302, Family Code, for distribution to the obligee under the child support order.