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Texas 99 Year Sentences

Discussion in 'Issues Around the World' started by ShinyTop, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. ShinyTop

    ShinyTop I know what is right or wrong!

    We all heard about draconian sentences for pot possession such as 99 years or even life. Is anybody still in jail in Texas or elsewhere for marijuana possession?
  2. RRedline

    RRedline Veteran MMember

    ST, I don't think they have Internet access in prisons yet, so you aren't going to be getting any responses. :)

    I once read that the average prison sentence, if convicted of shooting a bald eagle, is longer than the average sentence for being convicted of rape. I don't mean to shift the topic...but I think it's related.

    I feel that even people who deal hard drugs do not deserve a lifetime in jail. I am all for keeping violent people in prisons, but not nonviolent dealers. Punishment is certainly in order, but not their entire life. It is such a waste of time and money to keep these "criminals" locked away for ridiculously long periods of time.

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