Pennsylvania inmates file challenge to parole restrictions

July 10, 2020
Associated Press

...Six Pennsylvania inmates serving defacto life without parole sentences for crimes where they did not kill or intend to kill someone are challenging the state’s felony murder statutes as unconstitutional under the state’s ban on cruel punishment.

The six inmates represented by lawyers from the Abolitionist Law Center, the Amistad Law Project and the Center for Constitutional Rights are suing the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole after they were each denied a parole hearing in a form letter last month. ...

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