Monday, April 04, 2005
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Marijuana Sentencing in Alabama

According to this AP story:

Alabama's sentences for minor drug offenders are among the harshest in the nation, and some researchers say the stiff punishments create racial disparities among offenders and continue to fill state prisons beyond capacity.

Heres a comparison of Alabama's sentencing for "minor" marijuana offenses to that of other states. Figures are from the Alabama Sentencing Commission.