Tag: Jeff Mizanskey

Jeff Mizanskey is Free

After 21 years in prison serving a life sentence without parole for cannabis, Jeff Mizanskey, 61, is now officially a free man. In 1993, Jeff was charged with thirs third cannabis-related charge, and was sentenced to life without parole as part of the state’s “prior and persistent drug offender”, law which has since been repealed …

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

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 …

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Missouri: Jeff Mizanskey’s Going Home on September 1st

Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year old Missouri man who’s been serving life in prison without parole for cannabis, will be set free on September 1st after more than 20 years in prison. Jeff, who was arrested in 1993 on his third non-violent cannabis-related charge, had his sentence commuted by Governor Jay Nixon in May. This gave …

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Missouri Man Serving Life in Prison for Cannabis Granted Parole

Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year old Missouri man who has been in prison for over 20 years without parole over a cannabis-related charge, has been granted parole, and will be released from prison within a matter of days. In May, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon commuted Mizanskey’s sentence, giving him the possibility of parole. This led to …

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Missouri Governor Commutes Sentence of Man Serving Life in Prison for Cannabis

Just days after saying he would consider doing so this summer, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has commuted the sentence of Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year old man who has been in prison for over 20 years without parole over a cannabis-related charge. This will make him immediately eligible for parole. “It’s amazing,” says Chris Mizanskey, Jeff’s …

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Missouri Governor to Consider Freeing Man Serving Life in Prison for Cannabis This Summer

Jeff Mizanskey, a 61-year old Missouri man who has been in prison for over 20 years without parole over a cannabis-related charge, could be freed as soon as “relatively early summer”, according to Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Jeff was arrested in 1993 on his third nonviolent, cannabis-related charge. As part of the state’s controversial three-strike …

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

A bill that would 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.

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Missouri Bill to Free those Serving Life in Prison for Cannabis Takes Leap Forward

By Aaron Malin, Show-Me Cannabis A bill that would require the release of any offender serving life without parole for marijuana offenses has moved forward in the Missouri legislature. House Bill 978, introduced by Representative Shamed Dogan, was assigned this week to the House Corrections Committee, and a hearing was immediately scheduled for next Wednesday, …

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Missouri Bill Introduced to Free those Serving Life in Prison for Cannabis

Legislation to free those serving life in prison without parole for cannabis has been introduced in Missouri. House Bill 978 was introduced by Representative Shamed Dogan. If approved into law, the measure would require “the Board of Probation and Parole to authorize the release of any offender who is incarcerated on August 28, 2015 and …

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