CJ 120 Module Five Assignment One Table Template
Loden's Wheel Factor
Sharanda Jones Case
"Too poor to afford a so called "dope lawyer" for her jury trial, she
pleaded not guilty" (Horwitz & Kahn, 2015).
"During a six-day trial in Dallas in August 1999, Franklin and Jackson-
the cooperating couple arrested in Terrell- testified that had driven
with Jones several times from Dallas to Huston where they would give
Jones money and she would buy powder cocaine for them from her
drug supplier" (Horwitz & Kahn, 2015).
"I was numb", Jones said in an interview at the Carswell Woman's
prison here. "I was thinking about my baby. I thought it can't be real
life in prison" (Horwitz & Kahn, 2015).
"Her case began in November 1997 when the Kaufman County
Sheriff's Department conducted a large sweep in the city of Terrell,
about 30 miles east of Dallas, netting more than 100 people, all of
them black" (Horwitz & Kahn, 2015).
"If you want to understand why the Justice Department is making the
historic move to release 6,000 federal drug inmates on November 1,
do not read any stories clearly intended for terrified gated-
community dwelling suburbanites" (Martin, 2015).
"About 100,000 federal inmates- or nearly half- are serving time for
drug offenses, among them thousands of non-violent offenders
sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, according to the
American Civil Liberty Union" (Horwitz & Kahn, 2015).
"Jones, who will turn 48 next week, is one of tens of thousands of
inmates who received harsh mandatory minimum sentences for drug
offenses during the crack cocaine epidemic" (Horwitz & Kahn, 2015).
"The Justice Department announced last month that one of
Columbias most notorious drug traffickers and a senior paramilitary
leader will serve about 15 years in prison for leading an international
drug trafficking conspiracy that imported more than 100,000
kilograms of cocaine into the United States" (Horwitz & Kahn, 2015).