Bill to Free Inmates Serving Life in Prison for Cannabis Passes House Committee in Missouri

Bill to Free Inmates Serving Life in Prison for Cannabis Passes House Committee in Missouri

A bill that missouriwould free those serving life in prison for cannabis in Missouri has passed the state’s House Corrections Committee.

The committee approved an amendment adding an emergency clause to the measure, meaning it would take effect immediately upon passage.

Representative Shane Roden was the sole “No” vote on the 12-person committee.

If approved into law, House Bill 978 would require the Board of Probation and Parole to authorize the release of any offender who is incarcerated and serving a life sentence without parole for cannabis offenses. This would effect the imprisonment of Jeff Mizanskey, who is currently serving life without parole for a nonviolent cannabis-related charge, and has been in prison for over 20 years.

The full text of House Bill 978 can be found by clicking here.

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9 Comments

  • Thomas M Fullerton
    March 11, 2015

    Free Mizanski and others like him.
    He is not a violent criminal, and his sentence is ridiculous and cruel for possession of a simple plant, one of God’s creations. Murderers and rapists get sentences of less severity.
    Stop the lunacy and free Jeff immediately.

  • James cook
    March 12, 2015

    I JUST WANNA SAY THANKS TO THE COMMITTEE FOR A CHANCE OF LIFE AGAIN, JEFF HAS PAID FOR HIS PENNY ANNIE CRIME ABOUT 20 TIMES OVER AND OVER AGAIN ON A 20 YEAR SERVING, REASON FOR SAYING THIS, IS BECAUSE NOT ONLY ME BUT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAS SEEN PEOPLE ONLY GETTING A YEAR FOR SUCH A THING……… BUT YES INDEED JEFF NEEDS TO BE HOME, I FEEL SO BAD FOR HIM, THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!! AND WELCOME HOME JEFF!!!! America loves you man,, And I don’t mind if my comment goes out to be read

  • rebecca parsley
    March 12, 2015

    my so got sentenced to a minimum of two years for cannibus here in missouri i feel bad for him with states legalizing…

  • Laura
    March 12, 2015

    Finally !!!!!! welcome home Jeff!!!!

  • Anonymous
    March 13, 2015

    Free Jeff Mizanskey !!!! His time to go home to his family has come.

  • Cindy C.
    March 14, 2015

    For the love of God,Set them free! There is a lot of real crime in this world that needs solved ..Why do we waste are tax dollars on this ? Please set them free they have all paid way beyond what they should have.

  • Cindy C.
    March 14, 2015

    For the love of God,Set them free! There is a lot of real crime in this world that needs solved ..Why do we waste are tax dollars on this ? Please set them free they have all paid way beyond what they should have.

  • Shane Jackson
    March 16, 2015

    Prohibition of gods organic plants is unconstitutional

  • Indica Bob
    May 16, 2015

    How long until they pass that bill and set a release date. He’s already done 21 years for a flower. We don’t even have weed laws here anymore.

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