Fighting to get into jail

Joel Castle tries for days to get put behind bars

Last week, the CN&R caught up with medical-cannabis proponent Joel Castle as he was preparing to remand himself into the custody of the Butte County Jail. “It’s not as easy as it appears,” he said Monday (Nov. 15).

For four straight business days, the now-homeless Castle (pictured) got himself down to the courthouse, dressed to the nines, trying to get himself arrested. No dice. A fifth visit Tuesday afternoon—this one scheduled with his attorney—yielded the desired results. As of Wednesday morning (Nov. 17), Castle was in custody in Butte County Jail’s B Pod.

“I’m protesting the judge taking away my Prop. 215 rights while out on my own recognizance,” he said.