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Virginians Pay $1.8 Million A Year To Cage Alleged Pot Users In The State's Deadliest Jail

WASHINGTON ? Mark Goodrum died last year after spending a month in Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Virginia. He had been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and was unable to come up with the approximately $100 he needed for a bail bond. Getting locked up in connection with a simple marijuana possession charge isn’t particularly rare at Hampton Roads, according to Norfolk County Sheriff Robert McCabe, who took over management of the jail facility on an interim basis two weeks ago.
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