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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:10 AM
Termination from Drug Treatment Program Fails to State Liberty Interest Claim

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that the decision of prison officials to remove a prisoner from a drug treatment program, which made him ineligible for a probated sentence, was insufficient to confer a liberty interest for due process purposes.

Missouri state prisoner Michael Louis Persechini brought a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action against five officials at the Ozark Correctional Center (OCC), alle . . .

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