Megan Crane is co-director of the Missouri office of MacArthur Justice Center. She joined the office in the fall of 2018 and launched the Missouri Wrongful Conviction Project, in partnership with the Midwest Innocence Project, in the fall of 2020. With a background in capital defense, wrongful conviction litigation and juvenile justice, she brings a unique combination of expertise to our Missouri office’s efforts on behalf of youth sentenced to die behind bars and efforts to improve the state of indigent defense in Missouri.
This summer marked the 10th anniversary of the Miller v. Alabama, a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision banning mandatory sentences of life without parole for children. The decision recognized that youth are both less culpable for theirs crimes and more capable of rehabilitation than adults, because of significant differences in their brains and behavior. The […]