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Since our founding in 1985, the MacArthur Justice Center has become a national champion of criminal justice reforms, including police misconduct, death penalty, parole revocations, prison conditions, and rights of detainees.

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New Prisoners' Rights Case [Carter v. Fleming] Before Fourth CircuitNew Prisoners' Rights Case [Carter v. Fleming] Before Fourth Circuit

Press Releases & Statements—Appellate Director David Shapiro is arguing a new prisoners' right case before a special meeting of the Fourth Circuit. Our client, a member of the Nation of Islam, accepted one non-halal meal (on… Continue

Amicus Brief Opposing Trump's Muslim Ban Filed in Fourth CircuitAmicus Brief Opposing Trump's Muslim Ban Filed in Fourth Circuit

Press Releases & Statements—Legal challenge to President Trump's Muslim Ban continues. MacArthur Justice Center again filed amicus brief, the detailed record of President Trump's hatred towards Muslims, in the Fourth Circuit.

Court Moves Forward Class Action Challenging Unjust Parole Process for Missouri Juveniles Previously Sentenced to Death Behind BarsCourt Moves Forward Class Action Challenging Unjust Parole Process for Missouri Juveniles Previously Sentenced to Death Behind Bars

Press Releases & Statements—A Missouri federal court has ruled in favor of plaintiffs who sued the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC), challenging the Parole Board’s disregard for the constitutional rights of… Continue

New Prisoner’s Rights Case (Snodgrass v Messer) Submitted for Consideration to the US Supreme CourtNew Prisoner’s Rights Case (Snodgrass v Messer) Submitted for Consideration to the US Supreme Court

Press Releases & Statements—We are asking the Supreme Court to hear Snodgrass v. Messer, a case about the First Amendment rights of prisoners. Our client, a prisoner at the notorious Red Onion State Prison in Virginia, alleges… Continue

MacArthur Justice Center’s Cutting-Edge Case Calling for Juvenile Offender Parole Standards Moves ForwardMacArthur Justice Center’s Cutting-Edge Case Calling for Juvenile Offender Parole Standards Moves Forward

Press Releases & Statements—St. Louis, Missouri – In a victory for the rights of Missouri youthful offenders, a judge rejected the State’s motion to dismiss a suit brought by the Roderick and Solange MacArthur… Continue