[Ibogaine] Pen-pal appeal

simon loxton simonloxton at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jul 11 09:19:39 EDT 2008

Was it a third strike or some thing to that effect as to why the sentence was so tough; or was it lack of legal funding? It seems a bit harsh to say the least to hand down the same sentence as for manslaughter or even murder! Fucked up is an understatement. For all those people in prison for drug offenses.

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From: jakob dlouhy <jakobdlouhy at gmail.com>
To: The Ibogaine List <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
Sent: Friday, 11 July, 2008 3:07:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Ibogaine] Pen-pal appeal

I have passed on your letter to couple of friends that maybe interested. Can you tell us more about the charges and what he got convicted for? We live in sweden and even though we have very similar laws and regulations concerning drugs here as well you wouldnt get 30 years (we have maximum penalty in prison 10 years, but the fucked up thing is that you will get a much harsher punishemt for 2 kilos of hashish than if you commit rape on a kid, murder or assault. New numbers out recently also show that the police and courts concentrate 54 percent(!) of their total amount of convicted individuals to drugrelated charges). LSD is seen as very harsh here as well though.

Can you still be convicted for "conspiracy to overthrow the government" if you are caught with a bigger amount of LSD in the US?

I hate this drug war. No victim, no crime. Its a SELF-EVIDENT TRUTH! ;)


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From: Scott Doran <doranman2 at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 7:55 PM
Subject: [Ibogaine] Pen-pal appeal
To: The Ibogaine List <ibogaine at mindvox.com>

A friend of mine, Joe Rufra, is in prison on a 35 year sentence for LSD possesion after a friend set him up and testified against him. A seasoned deadhead, he maintains a pretty positive attitude in the face of his adverse circumstances. Anyone who has a few minutes to spare every once in a while to write him a letter would doing a good turn to a decent human being.  I think contact with folks here on the list would be good for Joe, especially considering that he was on heroin when busted. He intends to remain clean once free again. He is into entheogens and has an interest in Ibogaine. I became a pen-pal of Joe's after he made an appeal for friends in an article in the Entheogen Review in which he offered comments related to the MAPS Halpern-gate fiasco. He really brightened up when I offered to make this post on his behalf. So if anyone has a little extra time to help him feel connected to the rest of humanity would be doing a very good thing. His
 address is PO Box 2405, Marion, NC 28752.


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