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Harsh Sentence Was For $31 Worth Of Weed

Patricia Spottedcrow held her four children — ages 11, 6, 5 and 3 — in her arms Thursday afternoon, as a free woman. The youngest was just one year old when Spottedcrow began a 12-year prison sentence two years ago after being convicted of selling $31 worth of marijuana.
The children could have been teenagers by the time their mother got out of prison, if Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin hadn’t approved Spottedcrow’s parole, and if the Pardon and Parole Board hadn’t agreed to early consideration for her case, reports Cary Aspinall at Tulsa World.

Spottedcrow was released on Thursday morning from Hillside Community Corrections Center in Oklahoma City after completing a community-level sentence required by the governor as a condition of her parole.

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“I smoked half a joint the other day, and it made me so hungry I ate the other half.” ~ Rodney Dangerfield

Worth Repeating
​By Ron Marczyk, R.N.
Health Education Teacher (Retired)
This post is dedicated to the great comic genius Rodney Dangerfield, who in life had a lot in common with THC, the cannabis plant’s main cannabinoid molecule.
THC is responsible for the the “high” that helped Rodney survive and manage severe anxiety and depression caused by a childhood filled with parental neglect and abuse, and childhood PTSD.
Rodney’s anxiety behavior of twitching and jerking on stage was not an act. 
But it was marijuana that saved Rodney’s life and helped him achieve self-actualization through a comic genius that is in effect a dual form of interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence.

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Patricia Spottedcrow is serving eight years in an Oklahoma prison for selling $31 worth of marijuana to a police informant

A young Oklahoma mother of four who is serving an eight-year prison sentence on a first-time marijuana offense — for selling $31 worth of pot — has a chance at parole after the parole board unanimously agreed to hear her case early.

Patricia Spottedcrow, 26, is scheduled to appear on the Pardon and Parole Board’s docket between April 17 and 20 in Oklahoma City, reports Ginnie Graham at Tulsa World.

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Tulsa World
Patricia Spottedcrow has served one year of her 12-year prison sentence for selling $31 worth of marijuana. In October, a local judge shaved four years off the sentence, leaving eight.

​​Patricia Spottedcrow, the Oklahoma mom who infamously was given 12 years in prison for selling $31 worth of marijuana, has now served one year of her draconian sentence.

One year ago, on the week of Christmas 2010, the first-time offender was thrown into the Eddie Warrior women’s prison in Taft, Okla., the first holiday she’d ever spent separated from her four young children, reports Ginnie Graham at the Tulsa World.
“I cried and cried just thinking of my kids opening presents on Christmas and I wasn’t there,” she said. “This year, it’s going to be any other day. I try not to keep up with the days in here.”

Tulsa World
Patricia Spottedcrow, 26, a mother of four, was originally sentenced to 12 years after pleading guilty to selling $31 worth of marijuana. On Friday, her sentence was reduced to eight years.

​An Oklahoma judge has taken four years off a 12-year prison sentence for a first-time offender who sold $31 worth of marijuana to a police informant.

Associate District Judge Robert Davis decided to suspend the final four years of Patricia M. Spottedcrow’s sentence, but he just couldn’t resist a little condescension to go along with it, saying the young mother has “done better in the structure of the Department of Corrections than she had done during her adult years in the community.”
Even in reducing the draconian sentence by four years, the judge showed his arrogance and cowardice; a hearing had been scheduled for Thursday during which Spottedcrow’s lawyer would have been able to present all the evidence, but the judge evidently didn’t have the stomach to face a young mother of four doing a 12-year prison term for $31 worth of marijuana.
Spottedcrow, 26, got the stiff sentence in October 2010 after selling the marijuana to an informant in December 2009 and January 2010. Her four children were ages 9, 4, 3 and 1 at the time of her sentencing.  Her mother, Delita Starr, 51, was also charged.
Both Spottedcrow and her mother pleaded guilty before a judge without knowing what their sentences would be. (Please, never enter a “blind guilty plea” like this.) The results weren’t good for them: Spottedcrow got 10 years in prison for distribution and two years for possession, and her mother got a whopping 30-year suspended sentence, for marijuana, mind you.
Neither had any previous criminal record.

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Young mother heads to prison: Patricia Spottedcrow, 25, entered the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Taft, Oklahoma, three days before Christmas.

​An Oklahoma mother has been taken away from her four young children and her husband, and is now serving 10 years in prison for selling $31 worth of marijuana.

Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow, 25, entered the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Taft, Okla., three days before Christmas, reports Ginnie Graham at NewsOK.
“I’m nervous … because it’s prison … people I don’t know,” Spottedcrow said. “People said you don’t get too comfortable here or you’ll be here longer. Don’t make too many friends. Come and do your time and get out.”
“Never in a million years did I think I’d be here 10 years,” she said.