Jeff Mizanskey’s parol granted: soon he will be released from prison!

Jeff Mizanskey, the man who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for commuting 3 non-violent cannabis violations, will soon be released from prison. This fantastic news was announced by his son Chris and confirmed by Mizanskey’s attorney on Monday the 10th of August 2015.


Jeff Mizanskey, the man who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for commuting 3 non-violent cannabis violations, will soon be released from prison. This fantastic news was announced by his son Chris and confirmed by Mizanskey’s attorney on Monday the 10th of August 2015.

Jeff Mizanskey hails from the American state of Missouri. In this state the ‘prior and persistent drug offender law’ allows judges to condemn someone to life in prison for third-time felons, even under non-violent drug charges. And that is exactly what happened to Jeff Mizanskey in 1993.

Life long sentence for cannabis
After 20 years Jeff Mizanskey will soon leave prison

His life changed radically when he was arrested while giving a friend a lift. Unfortunately he was not aware of the fact that his friend was picking up seven pounds of cannabis. Mizanskey already had two convictions to his name for cannabis-related offenses, both without violence, without weapons or other aggravating factors. When he became part of a sting operation, his free life was over.

Jeff Mizanskey became a symbol for everything that is wrong in the United States war on cannabis, a war in which many lives are ruined due to the existence of unrealistic, degrading cannabis legislation. But fortunately, a huge turning point is ongoing in the US. Almost half of all the states legalized the medical use of cannabis and 4 states plus Washington D.C. also have legalized its recreational use.

In 2014 President Obama declared that he believed cannabis is not more harmful then alcohol and on July 13 this year he announced commutations to several non-violent drug offenders claiming “America is a nation of second chances”.

Jeff Mizanskeyhas appealed against his conviction three times without success but on the 6th of August 2015, he was given his first parole hearing. Although the parole board was given 6 to 8 weeks to come up with a verdict, they only needed 4 days to come to the conclusion that Jeff Mizanskey does not belong in the maximum security prison in Jefferson City.

Sensi Seeds is extremely happy to hear of Jeff Mizanskey’s release and we wish Jeff, his family and friends many wonderful moments together, in freedom.

We are also hoping that this will serve as a precedent for the others who were put in prison for similar convictions. Make sure to continue sending them your support as much still needs to be done!

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I Davis

His sentence was ridiculous. About time this country realizes that alcohol kills more people than can ibis. Wishing him and his family all the best.

15/08/2015

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