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Mom Received 12-Yrs Prison for Selling $30 Worth of Marijuana: She’s Released

The case of Patricia Spottedcrow gives you both tremendous faith and disgust with the criminal justice system.    The 26-year old mom from Oklahoma was just released after a two year stint in prison.  She’d been given a full 12-year sentence for the peculiar act of selling just $30 worth of marijuana to a police informant.

This was her first felony conviction and it was non-violent.   After she was sent to prison, a large and vocal group of people around the world have rallied to her defense.   Her sentence was first reduced from 12 years to eight, but that wasn’t enough.  Six months ago, the Oklahoma State Pardon and Parole board granted parole to the young woman.

Now that she has been paroled, the mother has to do 120 days at a community correction facility.   Spottedcrow’s mother, Dee Starr, was also charged in connection with the $30 crime and is serving probation for her 30-year prison sentence.

“We’ve got a new road to travel and we’re gonna travel it together,” Starr said.

The case is catching national interest as a poster child for what’s wrong with the War on Drugs.  Millions of people, most of them black, have received very long prison sentences for selling small amounts of drugs.  There are increasing calls to the Obama Administration to re-sentence many of these individuals, a large percentage of whom  were sentenced under federal guidelines.

 

31 Responses to Mom Received 12-Yrs Prison for Selling $30 Worth of Marijuana: She’s Released

  1. Dee

    December 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Prison industrial complex in full effect! Clowns like you James Alexender that are the problem with that backwards , slave mentality !

  2. Cool Mike

    December 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I applaud your insightful comments. Let us remember this: This was, still is, and always will be a racist & hypocritical nation, regardless of what kind of face those in power choose to wear on any given day. And yes, it’s all about hate, power, control and greed. But here lies the real kicker. Those that practice such things can not escape the judgment. Their eyes have been blinded by a corrupt and wicked heart. That day will be a terrifying and punishable day by the mighty hand of the Lord. Most will say that the God they serve is a loving God, but most do not want to hear about the fact that He is a punishing God. He will make the crooked straight. Jesus has already declared, and many times over, about the reality of hell and that many are going. Just see to it that no one or no thing steals your crown and that on that day, which is surely coming, whether one so chooses to believe or not, that your own name is found written in the Lambs Book Of Life, and not blotted out. If you carefully read revelations, there are some names that were written, but blotted out. Be ye careful in your conduct in this life!!

  3. Miss T

    December 5, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    How about the words Mom and selling marijuana shouldn’t be in the same sentence. How about that?

  4. KK

    December 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    @JAMES , KNOW ONE IS NOT SAYING SHE WASN’T WRONH BUT IT’S ABOUT BEING FAIR IN JUST!

  5. Christopher

    December 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Considering that Wyoming and Colorado have just legalized recreational use of Marijuana, this is just absolutely ridiculous in terms of punishment. The “War on Drugs” has been consistently called on it’s abuse on the minority population and one of the largest reasons behind the mass incarceration of Black people as a whole.
    What truly makes this hilarious and depressing at the same time is the fact that the people who support these laws (usually those in suburban communities, whites and uncle tom types) are the ones who use and abuse more drugs than those in these urban environments and that has been proven, but they will only keep the police in the urban centers because that is the “types” that they desire locked up or “kept in place”.

  6. jeff hart

    December 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Genesis 1:11 – And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
    1:12 – And the earth brought forth grass, and the herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and god saw that it was good.
    1:29 – And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
    1:30 – And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein their is life, I have given every green herb for meat; and it was so.
    1:31 and God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

  7. jeff hart

    December 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Genesis 1:11 – And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
    1:12 – And the earth brought forth grass, and the herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and god saw that it was good.
    1:29 – And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
    1:30 – And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein their is life, I have given every green herb for meat; and it was so.
    1:31 and God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

  8. Elizabeth

    December 4, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I don’t agree with the sentence, but laws cannot be broken. I bet she will never sell drugs again, and it is so sad, her life is changed forever and not for good.

  9. Pamela

    December 4, 2012 at 9:36 am

    This is ludracious really 30 dollars and they are at the bottom of the pyramid on drugs when do we go to top and stop the movement.