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Grandmother Gets Life Without Parole For First Time Drug Offense

http://www.aclu.org

Yes, you read that right — the latest casualty of our War on Drugs is a grandmother who never even touched the drugs that sent her to prison. Though she may not look like public enemy No. 1, our persistently illogical criminal justice system has determined that this harsh punishment fits her crime. The truth, though, is that her fate was sealed, in large part because she didn't have a card to play when negotiating her sentence.

(Extra info: Houston Chronicle link: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Drug-crime-sends-first-t...)

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