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by Peter Moskos

February 21, 2011

Non-violent drug offenders don't end up in prison...

...except when they do.
Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow, who is serving 10 years in prison, has been taken away from her four young children and husband, and has ended her work in nursing homes because of $31 in marijuana sales. On Dec. 31, 2009, Spottedcrow and her mother, Delita Starr, 50, sold a "dime bag" of marijuana to a police informant at Starr's home.
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[The now retired judge said:] "By not putting the grandmother in prison, she is able to help take care of the children."

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