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Illinois Advocate Sues to Speed Juvenile Parole Reform

Oct 25, 2012, Maggie Lee, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Juveniles who appeared before the Illinois Prisoner Review Board (IPRB) for parole revocation hearings were denied due process, according to a state-commissioned report that’s almost a year old. It hasn’t improved since then, says a Chicago attorney who’s filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all youth who are heading toward the board. The youths facing parole revocation hearings “don’t have an advocate, they don’t have the right to a public…

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Reform areas: Juvenile indigent defense

States: Illinois