Tomorrow is going to be a very, very big day. Jeff Mizanskey has been serving a life sentence in prison for non-violent marijuana only offenses in Missouri for over two decades. The Show-Me Cannabis campaign has been working very hard with the Mizanskey family to bring awareness to Jeff Mizanskey's case, and to work for Jeff's release. After a very long battle, Missouri's Governor granted clemency to Jeff Mizanskey, which led to a successful parole hearing. All of that culminates with Jeff's release tomorrow.
Tomorrow between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Jeff Mizanskey will walk out of the Jefferson City Correctional Center a free man. The petition that received almost 400k signatures was a success. Multiple YouTube videos calling for Jeff's release worked. Letters from 126 Missouri lawmakers to the Governor worked. All of the billboards, all of the Facebook shares, and everything else that activists have done has worked, proven by Jeff Mizanskey's release tomorrow.
I tip my hat to the Show-Me Cannabis campaign and to Jeff Mizanskey's family for all of the good work they have done, and a huge kudos to all of the other people that have helped fight for Jeff's freedom. I'm very curious to see what Jeff does next. It's my understanding that there will be a press conference and/or press release after Jeff is freed, and I'll make sure to post footage from that when I receive it. For now, check out Jeff's case from the information below:
- My dad is serving life without parole for marijuana
- Timeline of events from Mizanskey's lawyer, Dan Viets.
- 130 lawmakers ask for Mizanskey to be freed
- Petition for clemency
- A plea for clemency from the prosecutor who put him away.
- A documentary about Mizanskey's plight.
- The "prior and persistent drug offender" law Mizanskey was sentenced under has been repealed effective 2017.