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Yeager v. Precythe et al. Jun 2, 2017

The MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis filed a federal lawsuit to challenge the unconstitutional practices, customs and actions of the Missouri Parole Board,

MacArthur Justice Center Challenges Arbitrary Practices of Missouri Parole Board that Fail to Remedy Unlawful Death Behind Bars Sentences for Children May 18, 2017

MJC-STL and Husch Blackwell Call for Opportunity for Release for Juveniles and Meaningful Parole Board Hearing Reforms. 

Gray v. Missouri Department of Corrections Dec 28, 2016

Citing a series of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the MacArthur Justice Center suit argues inmates sentenced for crimes committed as children require special consideration by the state’s Parole Board.

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MacArthur Justice Center Takes Missouri Prison and Parole System to Task Again – Sues Over State’s Failure to Provide Process or Lawyers before Revoking Parole

The MacArthur Justice Center at St. Louis (MJC-STL) filed a federal class action lawsuit yesterday in the Western District of Missouri, alleging the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) and its Division of Probation and Parole (Parole Board) have been ignoring decades-old constitutional standards in conducting parole revocation proceedings.  In doing so MDOC and the Parole Board have been unlawfully re-incarcerating thousands of people each year.

Parole anything but certain for juvenile lifers a year after Missouri changed law

St. Louis Public Radio coverage of the Missouri parole system's disregard of offenders who were sentenced as juveniles and are now entitled to a meaningful opportunity for release under a recent series of United States Supreme Court decisions. Article features coverage of MacArthur Justice Center's lawsuit and input from St. Louis Director Mae Quinn.

MO Parole Board Member Ruzicka Resigns after MacArthur Justice Center, Familes and Advocates Call for Justice

As a result of demands for justice from the MacArthur Justice Center (MJC-STL), impacted family members, and community advocates, Parole Board Member Don Ruzicka resigned on June 12.

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