Bobby Jindal Under Pressure To Commute 13-Year Sentence Of Man Jailed After Minor Pot Charge

The Drug Policy Alliance is calling on Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) to grant reprieve to a man who was sentenced to 13 years in jail for possessing two joints’ worth of marijuana.

Bernard Noble was put behind bars after being caught with 2.8 grams of marijuana in 2010. Because Noble had prior convictions — including two felony charges for possessing small amounts of cocaine and marijuana — he was given the maximum sentence under Louisiana’s habitual offender law. (All of Noble’s convictions were nonviolent.)

Jindal signed a bill into…

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