Getting to Know Marijuana Lifer Corvain Cooper

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Corvain Cooper, sentenced to life for marijuana in 2014, with his oldest daughter.

Corvain Cooper, sentenced to life for marijuana in 2014, with his oldest daughter. (Photo by fellow marijuana lifer Paul Free.)

You can learn more about Corvain Cooper’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?
BBQ!

Who are your favorite authors? 
James Patterson, Sista Souljah, Stuart Woods

Prefer winter or summer?
Summer

Nocturnal or morning person?
Doesn’t matter.

Corvain Cooper, serving life for marijuana, with his mother Barbara Tillis

Corvain Cooper, serving life for marijuana, with his mother Barbara Tillis. (Photo by fellow marijuana lifer Paul Free.)

Coffee or tea?
Tea

What is your favorite sport?
Basketball

Favorite team/athlete?
The Los Angeles Lakers

Favorite movie(s)?
Daddy’s Lil Girl

Favorite TV show(s)?
Empire

Favorite song(s) and/or musical artist(s)?
Never Would Have Made It by Marvin Sapp

What is your favorite color? 
Green

If you could walk out tomorrow and go anywhere – where would it be and why?
I would take lunch to my daughters at school because I love to surprise them!

Corvain Cooper with fellow Marijuana Lifer Paul Free, at USP Atwater

Corvain Cooper with fellow Marijuana Lifer Paul Free, at USP Atwater

If you could travel to any country – where would it be and why? 
Africa, so I could see what it is really like.

What do you most want people to understand about being incarcerated that you don’t think they understand?
That being away from your family can really break it apart if you don’t have faith!  When the judge tells you that you have a life sentence, it feels as if you actually have a death sentence.  For that is what it actually is, a natural death sentence.

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