Getting to Know Edwin Rubis, Serving a De-Facto Life Sentence for Marijuana
You can learn more about Edwin Rubis’s case here. But we also thought it would be nice to let the public get to know the real men behind these horrific Draconian sentences for nonviolent marijuana offenses. So we asked a series of questions designed to do just that!
What meal or food do you crave most that you will want to eat when you get out?
Pupusas, a Salvadorean meal.
What is your favorite book?
Who are your favorite authors?
John Grisham, The Street Lawyer (among others), Marita Littauer, Wired That Way.
Prefer winter or summer?
Nocturnal or morning person?
Both depending on the situation or circumstances.
Coffee or tea?
What is your favorite sport?
The Los Angeles Lakers and especially Kobe Bryant; the San Antonio Spurs and especially Tim Duncan.
The Proposal, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Seven Years in Tibet, Gravity, Inception, Max.
Favorite TV show(s)?
Law & Order, Rosewood, Scandal
Favorite song(s) and/or musical artist(s)?
Tim McGraw’s Humble and Kind, Santana, Sade, worship and praise music
What is your favorite color?
If you could walk out tomorrow and go anywhere – where would it be and why?
To Saint Jude’s Hospital to help and assist in the care of terminally ill children in any way possible.
What were your hobbies before you went to prison?
Road racing, motorcycle racing, basketball.
Do you have any hobbies in prison?
Yes, I play guitar, I like to read psychology and self help books, and I like to write personal thoughts.
What is your favorite food that they carry at the prison commissary?
What item do you most wish they would carry at the prison commissary?
Even in horrible places there can be some good. What was the best day you ever had in prison and why?
In 2009, when I graduated from the Challenge Program — a long program consisting of changing criminal behavior, anger management, drug addiction, and thinking errors, because I had never accomplished so much in the past.
What do you most want people to understand about being incarcerated that you don’t think they understand?
That people CAN be rehabilitated and deserve a second chance.