The Justice Imperative: The Expanded Length of Prison Stays in Connecticut
Dicky Joe Jackson was a trucker whose 2-year old son needed a bone-marrow transplant to save his life. He raised $50,000 through community fund-raisers. But that money was not enough. To make up the difference, he began carrying methadone in his truck. He was arrested and convicted. A non-violent offender who was never a large-scale narcotics trafficker, Dicky Joe is now in the 17th year of a life sentence. He divorced his wife of 19 years to allow her to get on with her life.
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