On September 24, 2004, 27-year-old Jonathan Magbie died while serving a 10-day sentence for marijuana possession in a Washington, D.C., jail. Magbie, a quadriplegic since a drunk driving accident at the age of 4, was a first-time offender.
Family members of a 32-year-old Alabama man who died in his jail cell last month a week after being arrested for possession of marijuana said they tried to warn officers about his fragile health, but were ignored.
Jacob Ashley Jordan was found dead in his cell at the Baldwin County Corrections Center at about 1 a.m. July 9, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office, reports Connie Baggett at the Mobile Press-Register.
A teenager who was prescribed medical marijuana for a neurological condition is being told he cannot attend school if he is “under the influence,” kdvr.com reported.
The teenager, who is not being named for privacy reasons, has myaclonus diaphragmatic flutter – a condition that causes him to have seizures in his chest and throat.
Florida judge gives an 18 year old gal 30 days in jail. The judge was acting extremely rude towards teen for no reason. Only after the judge has multiple instances of unwarranted attitude towards the teen, she flips him off.
The worst part about this is most of the media sources including this one think this judge’s actions are acceptable!
A 22-year-old man with severe food allergies died in the Snohomish County jail after a pot bust. She said her son brought along a bag of medications needed to control his allergies and asthma. He turned himself in on a warrant that was issued when he missed a court date. "He was scared," his mother said. "I said, 'You are doing the right thing. They are going to take care of you.' He said, 'I have a bad feeling that they are not going to take me seriously.'"
Thrown in jail for getting pregnant? That seems like a particularly absurd violation of women's reproductive rights. But it's actually an established policy in Allegheny County, PA. Cara reports at the Curvature that, for Amy Lynn Gillespie, becoming pregnant meant violating the terms of her work release under probation, and getting thrown in jail. Yet this story comes to an even more tragic ending, because Gillespie died while in custody from advanced pneumonia.