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Man sentenced to life for selling $20 worth of marijuana released after 12 years

A Louisiana man has been released from prison after serving 12 years of a life sentence for selling marijuana to an undercover officer.

The man ‘Fate Wilson’ was given a life sentence back in 2008 for selling $20 worth of marijuana when he was homeless to which he stated, “A life sentence for two bags of weed? I never thought something like that could happen.”

Wilson was approached by an undercover officer in Shreveport, Louisiana who was looking for marijuana. Wilson borrowed his friend’s bike and came back 10 minutes later with two bags of weed.

Wilson was handed a life sentence due to his past convictions which were burglary of a business, car burglary and possession of cocaine.

This case highlights issues within the criminal system with executive director of IPNO and Wilson’s attorney Jee Park stating, “There are hundreds of individuals serving life sentences for non-violent crimes in Louisiana,”.

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