Court Upholds Life Sentence For Mississippi Man Convicted Of Marijuana Possession

A Mississippi court has upheld its decision to keep a man in jail, who is serving a life sentence for a marijuana bust.

According to The New York Posta state appeals court upheld Allen Russell’s life sentence on Tuesday due to his “habitual offender” status from his history of past run-ins with the law.

The Associated Press said Mississippi state law allows for a life sentence without parole if a person has spent a year in prison on two separate felony charges, where at least one is a violent offense.

Russell fits that criteria as he has spent more than eight years in prison on two home burglary charges and spent another two years in the clink after a conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm.

He is currently in prison for a 2017 conviction for possessing  1.5 ounces of marijuana.

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