Marine veteran Billy Dekle, 66, and Charlie Cundiff, 70, having been serving life sentences for marijuana conspiracy since 1990 and 1991 will be released as part of President Obama’s clemency plan, reported Mother Jones.
As you go about celebrating the holidays this year, take a moment out of your busy schedule to support those paying the highest price in the war on weed—those incarcerated. Prison existence is bleak anytime but especially so during the holidays.
One of the most misleading arguments against the legalization of cannabis is that no one really goes to prison for pot possession.
In an effort to deal with prison overcrowding, as well as liberate some of those people serving unjust sentences for non-violent drug crimes, the Department of Justice announced earlier this week that it plans to spring around 6,000 prisoners from the joint.
While federal lawmakers were busy getting nothing done in Washington, D.C. last week, there was at least some harmony on the hill regarding the issue of sentencing reform.