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Sunday Feature: Justifying the Lion

Sept. 30, 2012. Just before 7 a.m. on a September morning in Boone, the sun has yet to rise over the mountains eastward. The early morning skyline is streaked orange and grey as it awaits the rising sun. The air has a stinging chill and is eerily still. In the Watauga Village Shopping Center, Walmart’s parking lot is already coming to life, with handfuls of shoppers scattered across the black top.

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Five and a Half Years Personal Experience Leads ASU Professor to Write Book About PTSS in Prisoners

Aug. 28, 2012. Daniel Murphy tells people he has two Ph.Ds. One is a Ph. D. from Iowa State University. The other is what he calls a small ph.d. – a prison house diploma. Murphy served five and a half years in a maximum security federal prison for trying to grow medical marijuana when he was in his mid-30s. He had worked as an environmental law consultant specializing in Superfund landfill cases prior to his arrest.

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