Some thoughts that struck me: Sad, so sad to listen to these mothers not being with their children. And family members coping with caring for those children. "If you can't do the time, don't do the crime" has new meaning. Perhpas teenagers going down the wrong path should be forced to sit and listen to tapes like these? The noise level in the background is constantly punctuated with yelling and shouting. And I do remember reading somewhere else one time about how disturbingly loud it is inside a jail. Ten years sounds like a lot for growing marijuana to me, but I don't know the laws on these types of things. High sentence because the intention was for distribution and sale of a large amount?