Five Senior Citizens Serving Life Without Parole For Pot
Right now, five adults await death in prison for non-violent, marijuana-related crimes. Their names are John Knock, Paul Free, Larry Duke, William Dekle, and Charles “Fred” Cundiff. They are all more than 60 years old; they have all spent at least 15 years locked up for selling pot; and they are all what one might call model prisoners, serving life without parole.
As time wrinkles their skin and weakens their bodies, Michael Kennedy of the Trans High Corporation has filed a legal petition with the federal government seeking their clemency. Otherwise they will die behind bars for selling a drug 40% of American adults have admitted to using, 50% of Americans want legal, and two states have already legalized for adult use.
Since these men were convicted of these crimes many years ago, public opinion and policy related to marijuana have shifted greatly. Should these five non-violent senior-citizen offenders die behind bars for a crime Americans increasingly believe should not even be a crime?
Douglas County approves ban on commercial marijuana operations
Miss Universe says medical marijuana is good, but recreational pot will slow people down
Novato police dog sniffs out Christmas gifts with marijuana inside
Marijuana, Not Yet Legal for Californians, Might as Well Be
Teen Marijuana Use May Show No Effect On Brain Tissue, Unlike Alcohol
- 186,156 Views Category: Odd
- 146,052 Views Category: Fun
- 136,153 Views Category: Culture
- 94,538 Views Category: Culture
- 94,053 Views Category: Fun
- 92,662 Views Category: Culture
- 75,009 Views Category: Culture
- 72,853 Views Category: Odd
- 65,109 Views Category: Fun
- 58,035 Views Category: Fun