They lost their freedom for something you can legally buy.
Audreanna J. was 27 years old when sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment for 0.3 grams of cannabis in 2020.
Audreanna J. would be 30 years old in 2023 the year of their projected release date.
Taking into account an estimated life expectancy of 82.8 years along with the decline in life expectancy as a result of incarceration, Audreanna J. would have lost 10.9 percent of their freedom due to the prison sentence.
- How this was calculated