 
Jess Dunn Correctional Prison" (PART C) METHODOLOGY #3 4.4  USING HYBRID METHODOLOGY This type of methodology makes use of both statistical calculations as well as (limited) head counts to derive an answer. From section 4.2 and 4.3 we know the following: That 80.5% of ALL (nationwide) prisoners incarcerated under state authority, are there (at least in part) for some sort of drug offence.  However, this statistical figure (as tabulated, and statistically being used by the Fed’s) depends on classifying Alcohol as a drug and placing it along side Heroin etc. Something to which many of us can agree is not proper.THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE: From physical head counts, Oklahoma has approximately 12,052 prisoners presently being incarcerated (at least in part) for some sort of drug offence.  Thus mathematically as the total prison population of Oklahoma is 26,642, that would mean that [ 12,052 / 26,642 = 0.4537 ] Or that 45.37% of our total state prison population are in there (at least in part) for some sort of drug offence.  Which is extremely close to the (nationwide) statistically calculated figure of 44.4%. NOTE: As has already been shown, Federal (“NationWide) Statistics OFFICIALLY ONLY LIST'S 20% of ALL state prisoners as being under incarceration for Drugs. While the State of Oklahoma officially lists the figure as ONLY being 28% ^{[12] } Yet our physical head count tabulation is over 45%?  A statistical mistake;  Well actually no. What they are actually doing, and how they’ve been able to get away with it for so long, is through the “StatisticalSlightOfHand” tool of classifying prisoners according to the “Highest Level of Crime” committed. Thus a person defending his Medical Marihuana plants might be classified as a violent offender instead of a Medical Cannabis patient, etc. THE KNOWN VERSUS THE UNKNOWN: Of this CDS” figure of 12, 052 prisoners presently incarcerated for drug crimes (as at least one of their offenses), only 5,554 of them have identifying drugs associated with them. That is to say that we have a pretty good idea as to what specific drug they are being incarcerated for. The rest (6,498 prisoners by physical count) are simply listed in the raw data as being in prison (at least in part) for a C.D.S. which stands for “CONTROLLED DANGEROUS SUBSTANCE.”  Translation WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT DRUG they are being held in jail for? (Think of it as one of those mysteries of life that the narcotics police so dearly are in love with.) HOWEVER, FROM THE RAW DATA WE DO KNOW THE FOLLOWING: From the 5,554 CDS prisoners whose substance has been identified, we have been able to isolate (by head count) 1,834 prisoners (6.89% of the total prison population) doing time (at least in part) for Marihuana.  Of these approximately onethird (1/3) are there SOLELY for Marihuana related crimes. That is to say that if Marihuana were NOT against the law, the rest of the crimes they were charged with would also not have been against the law. The rest are there for multiple offenses for which marihuana was but one of them. NOTE that mathematically, that means that [1,834 / 5,554 = 0.33 ] 33% of ALL identified drug offenders are being incarcerated (at least in part) for MARIHUANA. NEXT If we were to make the assumption that this figure were also (statistically) representative of ALL CDS prisoners then we can logically assume that statistically 33% of ALL the unidentified CDS prisoners are also in there (at least partially) for Marihuana. A figure that is [6,498 x .33 = 2,146 ] Meaning that within the unidentified CDS prisoners, we should be able to locate approximately 2,146 individuals there (at least in part) for Marihuana related offences. ALSO NOTE: That if we were to add the two figures (2,146 from the unknown and the 1,834 from the known drug offenders list. That figure would come out to: [2,146 + 1,834 = 3,980 ] 3,980 Oklahoma prisoners presently being incarcerated, with Marihuana being at least one of their offences. NOTE THAT THIS IS VERY CLOSE TO THE NUMBER “4,262” THAT WAS OBTAINED VIA OUR FIRST (strictly mathematical) methodology. (Thus giving us confidence that our math is on the right track) ALSO NOTE that if 1/3 of the known marihuana prisoners are there solely for Marihuana related crimes, that (if our assumption of corresponding statistical sameness is correct) that therefore 1/3 of ALL Marihuana prisoners are there solely for Marihuana related crimes. Thus: [ 1/3 x 3,980 = 1,326 ] technically 1,326 prisoners could be releasable tomorrow  were Medical Cannabis legalized today. *NOTE, some of these are actually listed as DUI’s, but due to various other factors lead us to assume that alcohol was NOT the CDS in question. Also note that the actual figure tabulated is actually a bit shy of "1,326", but it is close enough and keeps the math we are doing here as simple as possible. 5.0 – TABULATING THE PRISON COSTS OF INCARCERATION: As noted previously, Oklahoma (as of Feb 24, 2014) had approximately 26,642 prisoners incarcerated under state authority. Of this figure, approximately 5% are presently under incarceration SOLELY FOR MARIHUANA or Marihuana related crimes. That is to say that none of their crimes would have been illegal had Marihuana itself not have been illegal in the first place. – That is a figure equal to 1,332 prisoners. AND an additional 11% (again of the total prison population) are also presently under incarceration (at least in part) for Marihuana. That is to say that Marihuana was one of the alleged crimes illegally committed. – That is a figure equal to an additional 2,931 prisoners. In other words 16% of our entire state prison population is effectively under incarceration (either in whole or in part) for some sort of Marihuana offense. And while most of us automatically know exactly what a Marihuana prisoner is or is not. Here (because of the financial nature of the subject), it would be prudent to delve more fully into those assumptions used by this report to determine just who is who. 5.1 – FINANCIAL NUMERICAL ASSSUMPTIONS: Before we delve into these presumptions, we should give the reader a STRONG WORD OF WARNING  It’s easy to work with pure statistics, but it’s not so easy to work with the reality. OK, simply put, some of these people are not (ah) what we will call, 'the seven beauties', if you know what I mean. Example, while going through some of these prison records, it was noted that more than one individual had used marihuana as a means of luring young people into their apartments and . . . maybe what follows should be left unsaid. To quote the Rev. Robert Divine: ^{[13] } “After listening to such a sordid story . . . I felt that I needed to wash out my ears and eyes; indeed my whole being cried aloud for an internal bath.”The irony being that these young people (although the victims) were in many cases too afraid to come forward. The result of our present day drug law system, after all, hadn’t the youngsters themselves violated the law and so wouldn’t they too end up behind lock bars. And thus molesters are able to get away with it;  and we repeat, we’ve found more than one individual who was getting away with it for quite some time. Then, on the other hand, other cases were noted where it is beyond conception how the either judges and prosecutors could stand to look themselves in the mirror after trying some of these cases. And if there is justice in this world, they themselves should be sent to the same prisons where they are now sending their victims.  Simply put, if you plan on going into the actual records for yourself, * make sure that you have a strong stomach and be prepared to swallow and bear it. FINANCIAL NUMERICAL PRESUMPTIONS Because this report deals solely with financial aspects of Marihuana incarceration, we are forced to view the prison population, NOT AS HUMAN BEINGS, but solely as statistical numbers. This or that percentage of our prison population is being incarcerated for Marihuana. Then, taking that figure; simply multiply it by the amount it’s costing us to incarcerate each state prisoner per year;  End of story. However (even ignoring the human rights aspects of the situation), the situation is somewhat more complex than just that. As the reader may have already asserted, not ALL Marihuana Offenders are presently under incarceration SOLELY for the Marihuana. And others are way out in what we can only term, LaLaLand. Which is why this report has been forced to list (at least) some of it’s numerical presumption that were used creating the mathematical tabulations.
* We are trying to make our datafiles available to anyone interested, and encourage them to look into the figures for themselves. So feel free to request these files, they can be sent to you via email in electronic (Excel) format. 5.2 – CALCULATING AN ACTUAL VALUE:
As an aside, note there that if one were to define anyone and everyone doing jail time for Marihuana that the above figure would be calculated as: (1,332 + 2,931 ) x $15,167 = $64,656,921 Which throws everything off the financial scales. FOOTNOTES: [12] As per Department of Corrections Annual Report for the year 2012, page 8 [13] The Moloch Of Marihuana (1945 version) By ROBERT JAMES DEVINE, this is a Reefer Madness Era classic. Here the quotation is being taken out of context but its basic concept was kept intact. [14] See Department of Transportation studies, DOTHS808078 and DOTHS808065, which clearly bring the issue of Marihuana and driving safety to a close.
