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Criminal – Habeas – Parole Eligibility – Mootness (access required)

A Virginia inmate’s challenge to his parole eligibility determination is not mooted by his mandatory release from custody, but the 4th Circuit affirms dismissal of the former inmate’s habeas petition as without merit. The Virginia Parole Board found Carl Townes ineligible for discretionary parole. After a state court denied him habeas relief, Townes filed a petition ...

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