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Our next step is to go around finding out exactly, “How Many Individuals Are Being Incarcerated by the State of Oklahoma For Marihuana?   Or, if that is not possible, then to derive as close an answer as possible to the actual figure.

However, as previously stated, our adversaries (either inadvertently or deliberately), have placed great obstacles in our way.   Still, by various means, it is possible to obtain the needed information.   In general there are three different methodologies of tabulating the exact numbers:
    Via the use of (freely available) nation-wide prison statistical data; which is published every so often by the Federal Government.   It is possible to mathematically interrelate this data and obtain the figures as they relate to the state of Oklahoma.

    This method requires us to physically count each and every state prisoner.   While it is the longest, it is also the surest way of obtaining the required statistics.

    This method is actually a hybrid or combination of the two above methodologies.
Due to the importance of the subject, as well as the obvious challenges to our findings that we are sure to get.   We have chosen to actually do the calculations via ALL THREE methodologies.

Once again, no apology is made here about just how boring this section of the report is.   Due to the political nature of the subject matter and remembering that this is the first time that anyone has ever attempted to answer the question; -- We have been forced to document our every action, our every statistical calculation, even our data assumptions.

On the surface, given the fact that Oklahoma has it’s own version of the “Freedom of Information Act”, known locally as Oklahoma’s “Open Records Act.”   One would therefore think that obtaining an answer to our question would be as simple a matter as contacting either the Department of Corrections (who run the prison system) or the Oklahoma States Department of Statistics or Oklahoma's Bureau of Narcotics, or . . . asking them the following simple question;   "How many individuals are under State incarceration for Marihuana?”

And on the surface, one would assume that this question should come as no surprise to any of the above mentioned agencies.   Given the number of:
  •   Mental Health Care Workers
  •   Sociologists
  •   Civic Groups
  •   Law School Professors
  •   Criminologists
  •   Etc.
All of whom would have great need to know such information, thus it is obvious that the question must have been asked (all so many) numerous times before our attempts.   Yet the answer we received was simply; -- “We don’t know.” . . .Quickly followed by a, “Why don’t you try one of the other Oklahoma Agencies, maybe they know.”   ---- A situation that of-and-by itself begs the obvious question;   How is it possible for the very people who run the prison system not to know and have a ready answer to such an obvious question?   One that we must presume is being asked over and over again?

4.1.1 --- CONSPIRACY

Normally a report of this kind is no place to start espousing thoughts about evil governmental conspiracies of any kind.   In fact it kind of makes its authors look like a bunch of nut cases.

HOWEVER, we are expected to believe that NO ONE in all of Oklahoma’s state government knows EXACTLY how many people are presently being incarcerated for Marihuana?   Something that appears to many of us being quite odd if not an out and out impossibility.   How is it possible for (let us say) the Department of Corrections; --- the very people who run the prisons, not to know, what their prisoners are being incarcerated for?   Are we to believe that they are all so inept?   And if so how would they even be able to handle a prisoners paper work?

But it’s not just the Dept. of Corrections, it appears that no state agency seems to know the answer.   Not the people who run the justice system, not the people who keep accounts and state statistics, not . . . . anyone.   A fact that leads many to feel that someone, somewhere is trying to hide something.   And in the words of Darth Sidious (the evil emperor from StarWars): [9]
“Rulers seek to control information.
The powerful will do anything to hoard their power,
and if something is forbidden,
it is likely a thing worth knowing”

--Darth Sidious

The following is part of a letter sent out to a civic group requesting their help.
“According the Dept. of Corrections, the state agency that actually controls the prisons as well as what gets put on the offenders website.[10]   According to them, they couldn’t answer my questions because they did not know the answer themselves.   That they themselves were working with incomplete data.   --- Simply put (again, according to them) the county court clerks are putting down C.D.S. (Controlled Dangerous Substances) on the arrest records rather than what the actual substance in question was.   Thus they themselves (with only limited paper work) did not know, and thus they couldn’t answer our questions.

So they say, BUT as it later on turned out, this is not the case and in fact the Dept. of Corrections is openly (or secretly actually) taking part in the statistical cover up.   Let me explain how this whole thing works.
LOCAL POLICE: -- I was just looking over a police report for my apartment complex, which lists a CDS arrest.   Here’s the problem, it simply says the arrest was made for a CDS – WITHOUT mentioning exactly what the CDS (or Controlled Dangerous Substance) was?   Thus we’ve no way of knowing if it was Medical Cannabis or Heroin.

And why was no mention of the exact substance in question made?   --- My only conclusion is that police officers (at the local level) are being (ah) nudged into simply writing down CDS. [and nothing else]

COUNTY COURTS: -- How is it possible for the local court system not to know what the CDS in question is?   Well the answer is obviously that they do, BUT. . . . unfortunately, many of the court clerks here too are simply writing down CDS on the official transfer records.   Not all, but most of them.   Thus one would think that YES INDEED, the Dept. of Corrections, really doesn’t know which CDS prisoners are in there for what.   After all, they are being given incomplete information.   --- Yeah Right! Do they really expect us to believe that one?
Wayne, in case you haven’t caught on – First let’s just look at the fact that they have the physical prisoners themselves.   I guess no one has ever thought of simply asking them what the C.D.S. was?   Is this what we are expected to believe?   Surely curiosity alone, the fact that the question must keep coming up (over and over again) would lead one to do a quick survey of the prisoners.

And the reality is that they “ARE” being asked this question during the initial processing?   How are prisoners supposed to be assigned to minimum verses maximum-security facilities?   . . .   It’s just that somehow, the answer is not being entered into the records.   Is this an accident?   Is this a simple oversight?   I for one question the probability of such an oversight.

Anyway, Wayne, about two months ago I began putting together a research paper on the subject.   As part of this project (through Oklahoma’s Open Records Act), I was able to obtain various prison records.   These are all open records, but because they were all in one giant file, I was able to glean much information from them; and unfortunately some very ugly things.

First, about half of the so-call C.D.S. arrests seem to be taking place INSIDE correctional institutions.   YES INSIDE prison walls, and guess what, ----- yeah, listed in the “official” prison reports are the infamous letters “CDS” with NO MENTION of what the actual substance in question was.

In reply to my inquiry about the matter, I was told simply that ---- “WE DON’T KEEP THOSE RECORDS”.   ---- Wayne, this literally means that the Dept. of Corrections is NOT (as it claims) simply working with incomplete records – and so unable to answer the question.   BUT is in fact an ACTIVE PARTICIPANT in the cover up.   Simply put, they don’t want us to find out how many people are in jail for Marihuana because the figure (and how much it was costing us to incarcerate them) is so shocking that if anyone found out, -- the next day there would be calls to end the war against Marihuana. . . . [more] “
All right, that’s it for conspiracy theories, and let’s face it, a financial report is no place to be quoting Darth Sidious anyway.   The only reason the subject was brought out being the obvious nature of what is going on makes it all but impossible for us to ignore it.   Simply put, the situation permeates the whole of this report as it makes it literally impossible for anyone to simply plug in numbers and do some simple calculations.


NOTE: Sec. 4.2, is essentially an abridged version (with some changes) of another report, independently put together by one of the authors (thus the use of the “I” referencing).   However this report stands by the findings.

How many prisoners are being incarcerated under Oklahoma State governmental authority for Marihuana?   As mentioned previously, “Officially” no one knows.   Or at least no one in state government is willing to admit that they know.   However, from open Federal Data we have been able to (statistically) derive some answers.   Which in conjunction with figures obtained via Oklahoma’s Open Records Act, allowed us to obtain some actual real-world figures.

Using Federal (nation-wide) prison statistics, and extrapolating them downward toward Oklahoma’s prison population.   We have been able to find that approximately 16% (or between 4,400 to 4,300 individuals) within our State Prison population are now doing time for Marihuana.   Some of these are in prison SOLELY for Marihuana or Marihuana law related offences (that is to say that if the Marihuana itself had not been against the law in the first place, then nether would all the other alleged offenses).   While others (with those figures) have been convicted of multiple crimes; -- with Marihuana being but one of the offences leading to incarceration.

In order to even begin to explain, we must remember (and never forget) that the Drug Police are (ah, how shall we say it), not exactly the most truthful people out there.   Just to show you how big a bunch of (ah) untruthful people they are, just take a look at the two pie charts shown below:

GAO2000 Fig1
[ Percentage of ALL prisoners incarcerated under state authority ]
[ The data for the Right hand one came via GAO report - GAO/GGD-00-117 ]

Both of these PIE charts represent the same prison data, the same prisoner population and percentages.   One states that the number of state prisoners incarcerated for Drugs is only 20%, the other that the figure is 80%.   Which is correct?   The answer is that they both are.   AND both are being used (in the same tabulations) depending upon which one is (statistically speaking) the more convenient for them to use.

If they wanted more funds for their “War on Drugs,” they would make use of the larger statistics from the pie chart on the right.   If they wanted to talk about how many prisoners are in jail for Medical Marihuana, they would use the one on the left.   And don’t we all wish that this was a joke, . . . but it’s not!   And needless to say, the subject of exactly how they are able to get away with it is of (ah) no-small interest to us.   Let's take a look at the following table, taken from a Bureau of justice Statistics report of the prison system.

BJS2004 Table
[ Table 1 – from BJS Bulletin NCJ 210677 ]

WARNING: In case you’re so inclined, don’t waste your time trying to make sense of the above table, it makes no sense.   This author spent hours (with a calculator) at a coffeehouse one day and came to the conclusion that the given percentage figures make no sense.   – That was until one discovered there was an alligator in the swamp.

The table above comes from a Bureau of Justice Statistics, Bulletin (NCJ 210677) issued in 2005, entitled “Prisoners in 2004.”   Now look at the table, at first glance it appears that ONLY 15.4% of that total of those being incarcerated in state prisons for Drugs are there for Marihuana.   Leading the reader to believe that ONLY a very small fraction of state prisoners are there for Marihuana.   Well, Ho, ho, Ho, and Ha, ha, ha;   Think again.

And please, if you don’t see the alligator in the swamp, don’t feel left out, I myself didn’t see it at first and I was on the lookout for that alligator.   It was only by shear accident that I stumbled across a G.A.O. report (NOT A "BUREAU OF JUSTICE," But a -- G.A.O. REPORT) on prisons, that my eyes became opened.   Either through an act of total stupidity (or one of great bravery), some office clerk included BOTH actual prisoner numbers as well as percentages.   Figures that allowed (even one such as myself) to be able to put two and two together.   With reference to sections of Table 3-1 (pages 20-21) of that G.A.O. report (GAO/GGD-00-117), we note the following:

[As per Table 3-1: “Overall Profile of State Prison Inmates, 1997]
TYPE committed
Estimated number Percent
Violent 494,349 46.7
Property 230,177 21.7
Drug 216,254 20.4
Other 105,926 10.0
* Total Offenders 1,046,706 98.8%
**Actual Figure (for Total Offenders) 1,059,607 -

Estimated number Percent
Heroin 58,018 5.5
Powder cocaine 78,390 7.4
Crack cocaine 87,719 8.3
Marijuana 156,933 14.8
Other 88,807 8.4
Alcohol 387,137 36.5
* Total For All Drug Offenders 857,004 80.9%
** Total Drug Offenders (excluding alcohol) 469,867 44.4%

* Total tabulated figures are our calculations and are not found on the original reports table
** The Actual Figure (for Total Offenders) were listed elsewhere in the report and the differences are accounted for (according to the report) by statistical rounding errors. For our purposes we made use of this actual figure not the one shown above for our calculations.

First notice what happens when you ADD “Alcohol (the Drug)” into the equation.   You end up with over 80% of ALL state prisoners in Jail for Drugs.   And in case the reader believes that Oklahoma is 'ABOVE' that sort of thing.   Just remember that here we have numerous individuals doing heavy-duty state prison time for "Possession of Tobacco" (the drug).   That's right, possession of tobacco!   And don't we all wish that one was a joke;   --- But it's NOT!

Now (returning to the subject), it's just a statistical fact that (according to what statistics you believe), somewhere between 21% and 40% of ALL VIOLENT crimes in the U.S. were committed while under the influence of Alcohol.   Thus for the most part, the statistical reports/bulletins issued out by the Bureau of Justice are a running joke of dis-information, deliberately designed to deceive the public.   As that old Japanese proverb goes: ONLY HALF THE TRUTH IS A LIE.   Just note what happens when you (ah, conveniently) leave alcohol out of the equation.   That figure now drops from 80% to around 44.4%.

Next by (slight of hand) statistical manipulation that figure can also be further lowered to around 20%.   HOW?   Simple, the prison population is (statistically speaking) classified and thus calculated by the Highest Level of Crime committed.
Example:   Someone who shoots a sheriff’s deputy “while defending his marijuana plants” is NOT classified as being in jail for Drugs, but for assault.

Example:   A heroin user is caught robbing a bank.   For statistical purposes, he would be classified as a drug user in some statistics but as a violent offender in others.
After returning to Table 1 – from BJS Bulletin (NCJ 210677) – It was ONLY now that I noticed that funny statistic made referenced to as, “any drug, 32.1%.” --- Only now that I had been tipped off by the GAO report did I see the alligator in the swamp.

AND HERE, for all you “Doubting Thomas’s” who chance upon this report, it would probably be best to do the math for yourself.   Simply compare the two tables (from the BJS and from the GAO), side by side, and see.   The only way the math comes out right is if “any drug” means Alcohol (the drug).   AND IF (remember the GAO table gave actual prisoner numbers) we are talking about 15.4% of the total prison population AS BEING INCARCERATED FOR MARIHUANA – NOT JUST THOSE INCARCERATED FOR DRUGS.

As for the upward adjustment (from 15.4% to 16%), this is done to compensate for the simple fact that Oklahoma (home of the 93 prison sentence for Medical Marihuana use) simply incarcerates individuals and saddles them with longer prison sentences for marihuana than other states do.   Thus our reasoning for adjusting the figure slightly upwards.

Note here that 16% of Oklahoma’s prison population of 26,642 is equal to 4,262 Marihuana prisoners under incarceration.

[ 26,642 x 16% = 4,262 ]

WARNING: The actual report states, “Arrested While Under the Influence Of”, meaning that there could have been (and in many cases probably were) other reasons for the arrest.   A factor we will deal with at length later.

[9]-   The quotation comes from one of the Star War Books (The Book of the Sith) not from one of the films.
[10]-   Offenders website: