Category Archives: Arrest

Weldon Angelos, Once Imprisoned For Cannabis, Is Fighting To Make Sure Others Aren’t

Marijuana arrests trend downward in America. Yet, scores of individuals remain imprisoned for cannabis-related offenses on the federal and state levels. This underscores the ongoing disparity between the drug war and the legalized markets. Weldon Angelos was incarcerated for a non-violent offense. In 2004, he was dealt a mandatory minimum sentence of 55 years spanning […]

A Homeless Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For A $20 Marijuana Sale Is Freed After 12 Years

In 2008, Fate Winslow was approached by a plain-clothed undercover police officer in Shreveport, Louisiana, looking for some marijuana. Winslow, recently homeless at the time, borrowed a friend’s bike and came back 10 minutes later with two small bags of marijuana worth $20, according to the Innocence Project New Orleans, who represented Winslow. The officer […]