Getting to Know Prisoner Edwin Rubis, Serving Life for Marijuana

Federal prisoner Edwin Rubis is serving life for marijuana

Federal prisoner Edwin Rubis is serving life for marijuana

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?
The Bible

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.

Federal prisoner Edwin Rubis is serving Life for Marijuana

Federal prisoner Edwin Rubis is serving Life for Marijuana

Coffee or tea?

What is your favorite sport?

Favorite team/athlete?
The Los Angeles Lakers and especially Kobe Bryant; the San Antonio Spurs and especially Tim Duncan.

Favorite movie(s)?
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? 
Emerald green.

EdwinRubisIf 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?
Cinnamon bagels.

What item do you most wish they would carry at the prison commissary?
Raisin bran.

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.

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  1. All that I have read you deserve a second chance and wish this President would grant you clemency. People make mistakes.

    Best wishes on a speedy release from prison.