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Prosecutors in San Francisco will throw out thousands of marijuana-related convictions of residents dating back to 1975. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said Wednesday that his office will dismiss and seal 3,038 misdemeanor convictions dating back before the state's legalization of marijuana went into effect, with no action necessary from those who were convicted. Prosecutors will also review up to 4,940 felony convictions and consider reducing them to misdemeanors.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Paddyofurniture
That plan would effectively kill the prison industrial complex. I'd wager that a good majority of those in for-profit prisons are there on drug-related charges, not to mention the effect that would have on police funding seeing as a huge portion of their business would go out the window under such a system.
Not disagreeing with your ideas, they sound great, but in a society where money is king such a plan would never be implemented. Logic doesn't matter when profit is on the line.