Friday, November 30, 2012

Patricia Spottedcrow released from prison

OKLAHOMA CITY — After a two-year incarceration, the Oklahoma mother who has become the face of unfair sentencing laws in Oklahoma has been released from prison. Patricia Spottedcrow, 26, walked out of Hillside Correctional Center about 8 a.m. Thursday. Spottedcrow was first convicted in 2010 on a felony charge for selling $30 of marijuana to a police informant in Kingfisher. Spottedcrow was initially sentenced to 12 years in prison for that one felony, her first felony conviction. Since her incarceration, thousands of supporters around the world have spoken out about unfair sentencing laws in Oklahoma. In 2011, another judge in Kingfisher County reduced Spottedcrow’s sentence from 12 years to eight years. About six months ago, the Oklahoma State Pardon and Parole board granted parole for Spottedcrow. Gov. Mary Fallin agreed to sign off of the parole, on the condition that Spottedcrow spend 120 days at a community corrections facility. Spottedcrow’s mom, Dee Starr, was charged in connection with that same $30 drug deal and she is currently serving probation on her 30 year sentence. “We’ve got a new road to travel and we’re gonna travel it together,” Starr said. Spottedcrow left Hillside Correctional Center in Oklahoma City and drove straight home to Kingfisher to be re-united with her four young children. Starr said the kids had perfect attendance in school and so Spottedcrow would see them when they got off the bus Thursday afternoon. More at


diane said...

Slimy news media puppets, making a dirty crime like what happened to this woman and her family seem like a feel good story in the end.
She is obviously native, as is her family, and therefore was never drawn into contract with our corrupt governmental gargoylish cronies. They had absolutely no business incarcerating her for selling an herb, whether it is illegal in their books or not. They robbed her of two years with her children.

texlahoma said...

Diane - I agree. I guess I kind of get use to Oklahoma's lawmakers being idiots (most of them). We were the very last state to legalize tattoo parlors. I could go on and on, we finally got liquor by the drink passed, Oklahoma law makers have to be drug kicking and screaming into the future. We were making a little progress towards a medical marijuana vote then one of them shuts down the study. It's frustrating for people like me to live here and down right horrible for people like Spottedcrow.

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