No. 95-1598.

520 U.S. 143 (1997)

117 S.Ct. 1148

137 L.Ed.2d 270

YOUNG et al. v. HARPER

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided March 18, 1997.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sandra D. Howard, Assistant Attorney General of Oklahoma, argued the cause for petitioners. With her on the briefs were W. A. Drew Edmondson, Attorney General, and Jennifer B. Miller, Assistant Attorney General.

Margaret Winter, by appointment of the Court, 518 U.S. 1015, argued the cause for respondent. With her on the brief were Marjorie Rifkin, Elizabeth Alexander, Micheal Salem, and Steven R. Shapiro.*

Thomas, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

Justice Thomas, delivered the opinion of the Court.

This case presents the narrow question whether a program employed by the State of Oklahoma to reduce the overcrowding of its prisons was sufficiently like parole that a person in the program was entitled to the procedural protections set forth in Morrissey v. Brewer, 408 U.S. 471 (1972), before he could be removed from it. We...

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