Getting to Know Marijuana Lifer James Tranmer

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James Tranmer, serving de-facto Life for marijuana, with his wife Judith Kay.

James Tranmer, serving de-facto Life for marijuana, with his wife Judith Kay.

BREAKING NEWS 1-19-17 James Tranmer Granted Clemency!

You can learn more about James Tranmer’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!

Marijuana Prisoners: Getting to Know James Tranmer

I asked James Tranmer a series of questions to help everyone get to know him better, Here’s what he said:

What meal or food do you crave most that you will want to eat when you get out?
My wife’s cooking — any of several delicious dishes.

Who are your favorite authors? 
I like a wide variety of books — history, biographies, erotica.  The bible can be comforting too.

Prefer winter or summer?
Winter in the south and summer in the north!

Nocturnal or morning person?
Morning.

Do you prefer to be near a lake or an ocean?
I have lived near both and enjoy both, but I probably would prefer the Gulf of Mexico.

Coffee or tea?
Coffee

What is your favorite sport?
Football.

Favorite team/athlete?
Iowa Hawkeyes, Miami Dolphins, the Florida State Seminoles.

Favorite movie(s)?
Old Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns.

Favorite TV show(s)?
News.  I am not a big TV watcher these days.

Favorite song(s) and/or musical artist(s)?
Beautiful Woman by Toots and the Maytalls; Chuck Carbo for blues and most anything by Bonnie Raitt.

James Tranmer, serving de-facto Life for marijuana, with his wife Judith Kay, and two of his sisters.

James Tranmer, serving de-facto Life for marijuana, with his wife Judith Kay, and two of his sisters.

What is your favorite color? 
Black or white (either).

If you could walk out tomorrow and go anywhere – where would it be and why?
I’d go home to mama and hope we could still find that old spark for a moment or two.

If you could travel to any country – where would it be and why? 
I’m content with the good ole USA for now!

What do you most want people to understand about being incarcerated that you don’t think they understand?
The incredible lunacy and ignorance of most inmates.

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