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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:59 AM

A perfect example of why our drug laws need to be changed

I've been following her story since early on in her fight for justice. There is not a more beautiful person in spirit than this sister of ours.

Patricia Spottedcrow paroled early in 12-year sentence for $31 bag of marijuana

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=487&articleid=20121130_11_A1_CUTLIN8232

By CARY ASPINWALL World Staff Writer

KINGFISHER - The four reasons Patricia Spottedcrow most wanted out of prison were back in her arms Thursday afternoon, after their mother was released on parole.

Her children are 11, 6, 5 and 3 years old now. The youngest was just 1 when Spottedcrow began her prison sentence two years ago.

If Gov. Mary Fallin hadn't approved Spottedcrow's parole and if the Pardon and Parole Board hadn't agreed to early consideration for her case, her children might have all been teenagers by the time she got out.

Spottedcrow was released from Hillside Community Corrections Center in Oklahoma City on Thursday morning after completing a community-level sentence required by the governor as a condition of her parole.

Her 12-year prison sentence for selling $31 worth of marijuana garnered widespread national attention after her story was featured in a 2011 Tulsa World series on women in prison.

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Reply A perfect example of why our drug laws need to be changed (Original post)
madokie Nov 2012 OP
Mnemosyne Nov 2012 #1
madokie Nov 2012 #2
Mnemosyne Nov 2012 #3
Comrade Grumpy Nov 2012 #4
Mnemosyne Nov 2012 #5

Response to madokie (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:20 AM

1. So pleased to hear this, madokie! Thanks! nt

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 10:29 AM

2. You are welcome

This story has been tearing at my heart ever since the nightmare for her began.

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:15 PM

3. There was another similar story in NY a few years back, thanks to the Rockafeller. law. So sad to

destroy a person's life over a plant.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:22 PM

4. Montana medical marijuana grower Chris Williams is looking at 80 years in federal prison.

There are many others.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:13 PM

5. Disgusting laws from disgusting people. nt

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