Friday, July 31, 2020

People v. Herrera (Cal. Ct. App. - July 31, 2020)

Jessee Herrera is serving some time in prison and is caught with less than 0.6 grams of marijuana.  That's a tiny amount.

I agree with the Court of Appeal that, even after decriminalization, having marijuana in prison is still a crime.

But an 8-year sentence for having less than 0.6 grams of it?  Seems way too harsh, no?

Even after you strike the priors.

An extra year in prison isn't a walk in the park.  By any means.  Eight (or a similar number) of years?  Wow.