Three Strikes Law & Drug Addiction: What Does The Science Say?

Jacqueline Howard, September 4, 21012

In some parts of America, marijuana possession may land you in jail for life. That was the case for Cornell Hood, a New Orleans man who was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of possessing and attempting to distribute marijuana.

Under Louisiana’s repeat offender law, Hood’s prior marijuana convictions resulted in the harsh sentence, The Times-Picayune reported, adding that authorities found a student loan application in the home Hood shared with his mother and his young son at the time of his arrest.

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