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Federal Court Says Michigan Prisoners Have No Constitutional Right to Parole

In a 2-1 decision, a Federal appeals court has ruled that Lucius Crump, the Appellant in the case, did not have a constitutionally protected right to parole in Michigan. Mr. Crump was originally convicted of “sex and drug crimes” and was denied parole in 2008 even though he had been classified as having a “high probability of release”. ┬áThe denial came after the parole board conducted an interview with Mr. Crump. The appeals court said that a probability of parole doesn’t rise to the level of a certainty and therefore more ┬╗