Getting to Know Marijuana Lifer Antonio Bascaro

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Antonio Bascaro, serving a de-facto life sentence, is the world's longest serving marijuana prisoner.

Antonio Bascaro, serving a de-facto life sentence, is the world’s longest serving marijuana prisoner.

Octogenarian Antonio Bascaro is the world’s longest serving marijuana prisoner.  You can learn more about Antonio’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 crimes.  So we asked a series of fun questions” designed to do just that!

What meal or food do you crave most that you will want to eat when you get out?
A porterhouse steak!

Who are your favorite authors? 
Lots of authors, but in general I like books about business along with action and westerns.

Prefer winter or summer?
Summer.

Nocturnal or morning person?
Morning.

Coffee or tea?
Coffee, once a day.

Favorite movie(s)?
Action movies and westerns.

Favorite TV show(s)?
NCIS

Favorite song(s) and/or musical artist(s)?
My favorite artist is a now deceased Cuban musician named Benny More.

Antonio Bascaro, serving a de-facto life sentence, is the world's longest serving marijuana prisoner

Antonio Bascaro, serving a de-facto life sentence, is the world’s longest serving marijuana prisoner

What is your favorite color?
Red.

If you could walk out tomorrow and go anywhere – where would it be and why?
To see my family and my home as I have missed them so much!

If you could travel to any country – where would it be and why? 
To Cuba, once it is free of communists, as I have missed it a lot.

What do you most want people to understand about being incarcerated that you don’t think they understand?
That prisoners are people, we are human beings.  We are NOT all alike.  We love and need our families and friends.  We deserve a second chance.  We still have faith and hope.

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