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Veteran Sentenced to Life in Prison for Possessing $30 Worth of Marijuana Will Be Released

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Derek Harris is a decorated soldier who gave his life for his nation during Operation Desert Storm. His years of devotion to his nation were meaningless to the state, which sentenced him to life in prison for selling less than a gram of marijuana to an undercover policeman. After more than a decade in prison, Harris has finally received some good news as the drug war draws to an end. Harris was resentenced to time served and will be freed shortly, according to his counsel. Prosecutors in Vermilion Parish decided to release Harris from jail after a fresh hearing granted by the Louisiana Supreme Court last month, according to FOX 59. The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states: Exorbitant bail shall not be needed, excessive fines must not be levied, and cruel and unusual punishments shall not be inflicted. At the PBWW website, we believe that life in prison without the possibility of release for drug trafficking is unjustifiable. Not only is 69 grams of a plant excessiv