12th June 2012
Link reblogged from WeedPornDaily with 16 notes
(420 Times) In 1992, then 24-year-old Clarence Aaron was present at a drug deal where some 9 kilograms of cocaine was sold and one kilo was converted into crack. Clarence never even touched the drugs. But when he refused to cooperate with authorities, Clarence received the longest sentence out of anyone involved: three life terms.
Clarence still sits in prison 20 years later. His story was featured on the TV documentary series Frontline in 1999 in an episode called “Snitch,” about people who had gotten long prison terms after refusing to be an informant. Since then both the sentencing judge and the prosecutor in the case have altered their opinion of the sentence.