Fallin agrees to early release of woman who got 12-year term for $31 marijuana sale

By CARY ASPINWALL World Staff Writer
Patricia Spottedcrow poses on her bunk in a dorm at Dr. Eddie Warrior Correctional Facility in Taft, Oklahoma back in December. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World File
Gov. Mary Fallin has agreed to early release for inmate Patricia Spottedcrow, a young mother whose story of lengthy sentence for selling a small amount of marijuana was featured in a Tulsa World series on Women in Prison.
Under the governor’s stipulations, Spottedcrow will be required to complete 120 days at a community-level Department of Corrections facility before she is released. Spottedcrow, 27, was originally handed a 12-year sentence in a blind plea before a judge for selling $31 worth of marijuana to a police informant.
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