Remove 10 Year Prison Sentence for Mom's First-Time Marijuana Offense
  • Petitioned Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board

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Remove 10 Year Prison Sentence for Mom's First-Time Marijuana Offense

    1. Garret Overstreet
    2. Petition by

      Garret Overstreet

      Broken Arrow, OK

Mother gets 10 years prison time for first time offense of $31 sell of Cannabis in Oklahoma.

Greetings,

Earlier this year, Patricia Marilyn Spottedcrow, an Oklahoma mother of four, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling $31 worth of marijuana. While what Ms. Spottedcrow did was illegal, the harsh punishment hardly reflects the severity of the offense, especially for a first time offender convicted of a nonviolent crime.

A sentence modification hearing for Ms. Spottedcrow was canceled by Judge Davis and instead, he reduced her sentence only to 8 years.  This is not justice. She does not belong in jail. 

This 8 year sentence still tears apart a family. It leaves a husband without his wife and four children without their mother. It also wastes valuable taxpayer resources to incarcerate someone who does not belong behind bars.

Please sign this petition and demand that Patricia Spottedcrow receive probation and be removed from prison. 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Board Recommends Parole for Patricia Spottedcrow!

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend parole for Patricia Spottedcrow, who is serving an eight-year prison sentence for selling marijuana to a police informant in Kingfisher County in 2009.

    2. Mom of 4 reflects on first year in prison for $31 pot sale

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      Wearing prison-issue yellow clothes, Patricia Spottedcrow reflects on her first year in prison through the lens of tears and determination.

      One year ago, on the week of Christmas, the first-time offender was checked into the Eddie Warrior women's prison - the first holiday away from her four young children.

      "I cried and cried just thinking of my kids opening presents on Christmas and I wasn't there," she said. "This year, it's going to be any other day. I try not to keep up with days in here."

      Read more from this Tulsa World article below:

    3. Sentence Reduced to 8 Years for Patricia Spottedcrow

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      Patricia Spottedcrow, the 26 year-old mother of four who was convicted of selling $31 of marijuana to a police informant, has had her 12 year prison sentence reduced to eight years with four years of probation.
      While the reduction in her sentence...

    4. Reached 30,000 signatures
    5. Patricia's Sentence Reduced to 8 Years

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      We're still fighting - this is not justice. Keep spreading the word about this campaign.

    6. Reached 25,000 signatures
    7. Write a letter of support to Patricia Spottedcrow

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      The NORML Women’s Alliance has teamed up with the webzine Freedom is Green to make it easy for anyone to write easily write a letter of support to Patricia Spottedcrow.

    8. Reached 4,000 signatures
    9. Sentence Modification Hearing Scheduled in October!

      Jonathan Perri
      Deputy Campaign Director

      Keep the pressure on! Patricia Spottedcrow has a chance to reduce or eliminate her 12 year sentence on October 6, 2011.

    10. Reached 2,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Johnny Jones BLANKET, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is not right to imprisson someone for a plant.

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    • Gregory John O'Flaherty MARYBOROUGH , VICTOIRA 3465 AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I got busted in 1988 for growing pot in the back yard. 4.5 KG, and only got fined $300 --- Show some humanity !!!

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    • charlene Grossnickle FRONT ROYAL, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is an outrage. over 31 dollars worth, I know dealers who got less time and had 10 counts of felony possession on them. I mean come on. get real

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    • Anjie Hughes WOMELSDORF, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      seriously she is still in jail? what did they do with her kids in the meantime? OKLAHOMA u have GOT to be a bunch of crazy hicks. Oh yeah.....

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    • Jessie Dijkstra YPSILANTI, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      Ridiculous. Prison needs to be reserved for violent and sexual offenders, not $31 worth of weed!

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