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Jeff Mizanski Wins Release From Prison
As more states and communities decriminalize and even legalize Cannabis the issue of those who are behind bars for non-violent possession charges are coming to the front of the debate. A Missouri man, Jeff Mizanskey sentenced to serve life in prison without parole for marijuana became a poster child for this issue with billboards, Face Book Pages and organized efforts to get his Life Without Parole sentence reduced and win his release.
In May, Gov. Jay Nixon granted Mizanskey a commutation of his sentence. A Missouri Board of Probation and Parole at the Jefferson City Corrections Center held his first hearing on Aug. 6, and four days later, Mizanskey and his attorney were informed that he would be released. He walked out the prison September 1st into the arms of his family, including his brother, his sons, and the grandson he had never met.
Host Jessica Thomas talks with Jeff about his ordeal, the effort to win his release and life since his release. Mizanskey says now that he’s free, he will continue to advocate for the legalization of marijuana in Missouri as well as across the United States.
Show Me Cannabis Update
Amber Langston of Show Me Cannabis joins Jessica and Jeff in studio to give updates on efforts to legalize cannabis in Missouri. Call in with your questions and suggestions 816-931-5534
Calendar for October 26th 2015
The Criminal Justice Task Force will meet Monday November 2nd from 6:45 to 8:45 pm at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 Chouteau Drive, KCMO. The Criminal Justice Task Force mission is to lobby the Missouri State Legislature for sentencing laws that are fair and humane, basic human rights, including protection against cruel and unusual punishment. For information contact Robin Johnson at 816-522-4081 or email: [email protected]
Missouri Cure will have their monthly meeting Monday November 2nd 6-8 PM at the Bluford Library 31st and Prospect, KCMO. They will have a recap of the Annual Conference held in St Louis and address future projects.
The Kansas City Chapter of Missourian’s For Altenatives to the Death Penalty will hold their Execution Watch for Ernest Lee Johnson at 39th and Troost at 4PM (CST) on Tuesday, November 3rd and their monthly meeting, from 6:30 to 8pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KCMO.
The Kansas City Chapter of Empower Missouri’s First Friday Forum will be Friday, November 6th, 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Westport Flea Market, 817 Westport Rd, KCMO. Their guest speaker is Dave Dormire, the Director of Adult Institutions for Missouri Department of Corrections. This is an opportunity for you to get your questions answered.
The KC Area Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide will hold their monthly meeting Friday, November 6th, 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Road, KCMO. POMC makes the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy and awareness, for all survivors of homicide victims.
Artist Helping the Homeless will be giving away shoes, winter caps, coats, gloves, blankets and all winter related necessities for the homeless. This is going to take place instead of their normal meal service at Mill creek park. The event will be Sunday, November 8th at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KCMO. Donation of supplies and new or gently used items are welcome. To donate contact AHH by Email – [email protected] or by Phone – 816-668-1007.