Skip to comments.If Prop 64 passes, what happens to prisoners convicted of marijuana charges?
Posted on 11/04/2016 9:01:34 AM PDT by EveningStar
Though his fate will hang in the balance on Election Day, Corvain Cooper wont get to cast a ballot.
The 37-year-old will be in a cell in central Californias Atwater federal prison, where hes serving a life sentence with no chance of parole for convictions involving marijuana.
I was placed in a federal prison at its highest level, with felons who all committed acts of violence, the Los Angeles native said in a series of monitored emails sent from prison.
Yet they all have release dates.
Soon, Cooper could too.
Though most of the attention surrounding Proposition 64 centers on how the measure would make it legal for adults to consume recreational marijuana, the law would do something else: potentially reduce prison sentences and clear old criminal records related to marijuana.
Cooper is one of more than 6,000 people serving time who could potentially have their time behind bars shortened or even go free if Prop. 64 passes on Tuesday, according to an estimate by the Drug Policy Alliance, which is funding the measure.
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State ballot questions can wipe away federal convictions??
They should complete their sentences for the crime of which they were convicted.
Suppose a person gets a traffic ticket for failing to stop at a stop sign. He is convicted and fined $50.00 and court costs. The city then decides to move the stop signs to the other intersecting street allowing traffic to flow where the person had blown through the stop sign. Should that person get his $50.00 and court costs refunded? Of course not. Changing the stop signs does not change the fact that the person broke the law.
If the Gubber-nor Moonbeam wants to pardon all those people, he can do so.
Poor drug dealer.
The same thing that happens to all the income I previously paid in tax after income tax rates are lowered — nothing.
It’s all about big pharma, nothing more and nothing less. Stop pot so you can continue to push the addictive - and oh so destructive pills. Alaska has already taken the proper steps and just because California is so screwed up in so many ways I cannot find anything wrong with this initiative.
Obama has already let out countless drug related criminals from federal prisons lately.
I am for voting no on this, and any other feel good or money measure until the state and its political structure quit infringing our Second Amendment rights.
Every gun owner should follow suit. I am essentially for this measure, but I am voting no because the state feels that it can walk all over me on 2A.
Except that the jail term is for try the intent, the decision, to break the law. Changing the law doesn’t change the intent of the perpetrators actions.
State governors can pardon federal felons? Cool!
The war on drugs needs to end.
It ruins the lives of young people.
It puts police officers in danger.
It destabilizes Mexico.
You should be able to poison your own body and sell to other dopes over age 18.
DUI needs to remain a crime.
Possession at the workplace of your employer might remain a crime.
The laws should be changed to permit reviews of past convictions and to allow appropriate prisoner releases.
Criminal records of a released person might be scrubbed upon the payment of a small fee, such as $50.
Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.
Luke 23:4 King James Version
6000 jail beds could be freed up for more deserving criminals. Time served would be fine by me.
that's a false equivalence. A more accurate analogy would be passing a proposition outlawing stop signs. Or perhaps the traffic control sign in question was removed because it didn't conform to standards (e.g. Speed limits in CA are required to conform to a documented engineering study). But it should be made obvious in the proposition to avoid embroiling the state in pointless legal action.
A galactic gap in connecting those dots.
The money we would save would easily pay for rehabilitation from addictive drugs. And we would probably end 90% of the inner city murders and all of its associated crime. What a bargain.
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