Report: One in Eight Federal Drug Prisoners Serving Time for Marijuana Offenses

Report: One in Eight Federal Drug Prisoners Serving Time for Marijuana Offenses

Of the 94,678 federal inmates incarcerated for a drug violation as their most serious offense, 12.4 percent (11,533 persons) are serving time for violating marijuana laws.

WASHINGTON, DC — Over twelve percent of federal drug prisoners are incarcerated for marijuana-related violations, according to data compiled by US Bureau of Prisons and the United State’s Sentencing Commission and published by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Of the 94,678 federal inmates incarcerated for a drug violation as their most serious offense, 12.4 percent…

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