Missouri Man Serving Life in Prison for Cannabis to be Set Free Tomorrow

Jeff Mizanksey.Jeff Mizanskey, 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.

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3 thoughts on “Missouri Man Serving Life in Prison for Cannabis to be Set Free Tomorrow”

  1. Just another example of this country’s ignorance when it comes to victimless crime. This while somewhat uplifting he is finally being released and that the Country as a whole is beginning to see the big picture finally. It is also somewhat heartbreaking that they took this mans life away from him for something the founding fathers of this country openly grew and used. My heart goes out to him, and There but by the Grace of the Gods of Cannabis go I.
    We ran wide open in the 70’s and 80’s and many of us who went to HS in the 70’s could have foundourselves in the same spot. I’m happy for him and the politicians that finally are seeing through all the smoke that has been blown about the negative effects of Cannabis use.

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