In this episode of Pot Talk Radio we share The Story of Scott Walt ~ 24 years in prison for marijuana
I was sentenced the following week to 292 months (24 years, 4 months) in federal prison. The judge stated that this was far too much time and that murderers get less time than I received under the mandatory minimum sentencing laws. The prosecution argued that it wasn't enough time.
My family lost their home, our assets and my wife struggles to raise our children alone. Michael is now 8 and Taylor, my daughter is 6. They were 5 and 3 at the time of my arrest. It is amazing that a person can be sentenced to such time with so little, if any evidence, beyond hearsay. This insanity must end. I pray for us all.
Scott is also featured in the book SHATTERED LIVES: PORTRAITS FROM AMERICA'S DRUG WAR, from Human Rights 95.
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