Pubdate: Thu, 08 Sep 2005
Source: Star-Banner, The (FL)
Copyright: 2005 The Star-Banner
Author: Dustin M. Toraya
Bookmark: (Cannabis)


I am an inmate currently incarcerated at the Marion County Jail, where I 
have been for five months now. I found my way in here by means of a dirty 
urinalysis that violated my probation. I was placed on probation in January 
2005 for a minor marijuana charge. Upon receiving probation, I was given a 
30-day window to rid my body of the drug. I was tested after 37 days and 
traces of the drug were still found.

Prior to this I have never been in trouble as an adult or a child.

During my time in jail I have seen child molesters, violent offenders, 
people with gun charges and big-time drug dealers go home with a slap on 
the wrist. I am looking at a two-year prison sentence for my mistake. Where 
is the justice in that?

I am not asking for a free ride. I am simply asking these judges to look at 
the facts and be fair. How long can this go on?

Dustin M. Toraya

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