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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

Press Releases & Statements—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… Continue

MacArthur Justice Center Sues Private Prison for Withholding InformationMacArthur Justice Center Sues Private Prison for Withholding Information

Press Releases & Statements—Allen Correctional Center ignores repeated inquiries into inmates held in segregation

LAURA WASHINGTON: FBI report raises specter of false confessionsLAURA WASHINGTON: FBI report raises specter of false confessions

In the News—MacArthur Justice Center's client Terrill Swift, one of the wrongfully convicted Englewood Four, sat down with Chicago Sun-Times’ Laura Washington to discuss the importance of the recently… Continue

Know Your Rights If You Get ArrestedKnow Your Rights If You Get Arrested

In the News—David M. Shapiro is featured as one of the legal experts offering guidance on what to do if arrested.

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

In the News—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 recent… Continue

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