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Woman (47) has been serving life without parole for 20 years due to mandatory drug laws

NY Times: Stephanie George is serving a life sentence after an ex-boyfriend hid cocaine in her attic.

Stephanie George and Judge Roger Vinson had quite different opinions about the lockbox seized by the police from her home in Pensacola. She insisted she had no idea that a former boyfriend had hidden it in her attic. Judge Vinson considered the lockbox, containing a half-kilogram of cocaine, to be evidence of her guilt.

“Even though you have been involved in drugs and drug dealing,” Judge Vinson told Ms. George, “your role has basically been as a girlfriend and bag holder and money holder but not actively involved in the drug dealing, so certainly in my judgment it does not warrant a life sentence.”

Yet the judge had no other option on that morning 15 years ago. (BULLSH1T)

As her stunned family watched, Ms. George, then 27, who had never been accused of violence, was led from the courtroom to serve a sentence of life without parole.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/science/mandatory-prison-s...

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marijuana is a schedule 1

marijuana is a schedule 1 drug (considered the most harmful and useless drugs) while cocaine is a schedule 2.

while Corzine walks free

and Pharma peddles all the poison they can.
No health in health care, no justice in the justice system.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

What the hell is wrong with our juries? What are these people

thinking??? There is no way I would subject someone to a draconian sentence for a victimless, non-violent crime!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

i don't think the juries decide the sentence

the sheeple only decide guilt or innocence. the judge imposes the sentence with input from the crooked da's. if this was a cop or judge or any connected person they would have copped a plea with the da and got off with a slap on the wrist comparatively.

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Reasonable doubt

Conviction should be overturned imo.

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