Joel Caston was elected to serve on the Advisory Neighborhood Fee in DC.
Caston obtained 35-years-to life for committing homicide on the age of 18. He was additionally a drug vendor on the time.
Caston is at the moment nonetheless in jail however he’s up for parole in December.
Voters in Washington, D.C., selected a convicted assassin who remains to be serving time in jail to serve on the Advisory Neighborhood Fee.
Joel Caston, who was elected commissioner for 7F07 in Ward 7, informed the Washington Informer that issues had been “going well” and he has a brand new appreciation for elected officers.
“Working a few weeks as a commissioner makes me realize the hard work elected officials perform. It makes me respect public officials even more. As an elected official, you are navigating moving pieces. Plus, you are constantly meeting with your constituents and colleagues,” he mentioned.
Caston has been behind bars since 1994 for first-degree homicide; he obtained a 35-years-to-life sentence in 1996, however he’s up for parole in December.
This comes due to liberal voting legal guidelines in Washington, D.C.
Prisoners at the moment are allowed to solid ballots from jail.
Caston bought 47 votes from his fellow inmates.
Due to the liberals in Washington DC who handed a regulation permitting prisoners to vote in elections, Carson gained his election in a landslide, choosing up 47 of the 48 votes he obtained from fellow prisoners.