Thursday, October 18, 2012

Who is in prison for marijuana?

According to the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, prison inmates sentenced for "marijuana possession only" account for 0.7% of state prisoners and 0.8% of federal prisoners.

As the graphic below from True Compassion shows, many prisoners who are in jail for marijuana "pled down from more serious charges and . . . the true incarceration rate for simple marijuana possession is negligible."

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