I get that the world is a rough and raw place and if you play around with drugs then you get involved with the police and the criminal justice system. Some people get a raw deal in one state where weed is still illegal while a one-day drive away weed is legal and it's no problem. That is a messed up reality of our modern time. Today in CA for example they are letting people out of jail and wiping their record clean if they were convicted of weed related crimes in the past, since it is now legal in CA -- but in other states like Nevada it's still illegal and people are arrested and sent to jail because of weed. It's messed up. However, the law is the law, and yes cops are rough, judges are tough and 'criminals' get screwed. Worst of all, prison is a bad bad deal. There is nothing (or very little) about the prison system that is going to help reform people. I think most people who go to prison will end up beat down and bitter -- as this story illustrates clearly. Some of those feelings (beat down and bitter) come through loud an clear from this author who has done time for petty drug offenses. Ultimately, it's up to each person to take responsibility for their situation and their past, and then take control of their future. This author raises many good points, but also seems to be passing the responsibility on to others (which is something many cons do). I enjoyed this story and I cheer for this writer to keep writing and champion the cause of those wrongly accused.
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