Missouri Man Serving Life in Prison for Cannabis to Be Released Tomorrow
Nugg Team | September 1, 2015 | Leave a Comment
Jeff Mizanskey released (soon!) — a Missouri man who’s been in prison for over 20 years serving life without parole for a cannabis charge, will be set free tomorrow, September 1st.
Jeff, who was arrested in 1993 on his third non-violent cannabis-related charge, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole as part of the state’s three-strike law, had his sentence commuted by Governor Jay Nixon in May, which led to a parole hearing on August 6th. Officials quickly decided to grant Mizanskey parole after being imprisoned for 21 years. Jeff, who’s 61-years old, will officially walk free from Jefferson City Correctional Center between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. tomorrow.
Prior to Governor Mizanksey’s commutation by Governor Nixon, a petition with over 400,000 signatures was delivered to the governor asking him to set Mizanskey free. This petition included the signatures of over 100 lawmakers.
Originally posted by The Joint Blog — August 31, 2015