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Missouri Lawyers Weekly Highlights MJC Suit Challenging MDOC's Unconstitutional Juvenile Parole Proceedings

In "Suit: State parole process for young offenders," Missouri Lawyers Weekly highlights the MacArthur Justice Center's (MJC-STL) lawsuit charging the Missouri Department of Corrections’ (MDOC) parole system violates the constitutional rights of youthful offenders. Citing a series of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the suit argues that inmates who were sentenced for crimes committed as children are entitled to special consideration by the state’s Parole Board. By depriving juvenile offenders of individualized, youth-focused assessments, the lawsuit charges, MDOC parole proceedings violate due process requirements and the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments.

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*-Article shared with permission from Missouri Lawyers Weekly. 

Keywords: juvenile, juvenile justice, parole, sentencing

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