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Bowling v. Director

In 1988, 17-year-old is convicted of murdering Lynchburg, Va. gas station manager. He became eligible for parole in 2005, but the board has declined to release him on 10 occasions. Fourth Circuit: It is not cruel and unusual for a parole board to decline to specifically consider age-related mitigating circumstances. Nor do the board’s procedures (providing a hearing and list of reasons for denial) fall afoul of due process.


Tags: 2019, Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Due Process, Fourth Circuit, Parole

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