A Life Sentence in Prison for 43.71 Grams of Cannabis? Mississippi Supreme Court Upholds Draconian Ruling

In recent news, a man convicted of life imprisonment based on cannabis possession had lost his appeal in the Mississippi Supreme Court. The state’s highest court, on the 16th of June 2022, decreed that Allen Russell’s sentence of life imprisonment does not violate theΒ  Eighth Amendment. The Judge ruled that the initial sentence is in fact in line with the statute of Mississippi.

Source: https://cannabisworld.biz/2022/07/19/a-life-sentence-in-prison-for-43-71-grams-of-cannabis-mississippi-supreme-court-upholds-draconian-ruling/

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