The only man in Missouri serving a life sentence without parole for a marijuana-related offense has been granted parole

From KRCG, Aug 10th 2015

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. — The only man in Missouri serving a life sentence without parole for a marijuana-related offense has been granted parole.

Jeff Mizanskey’s lawyer Tony Nenninger said a state parole board heard the case last week, and has decided to let him be released after more than 20 years in prison.

Governor Jay Nixon commuted Mizanskey’s sentence in May, allowing for a parole hearing that was held on August 6th.

Nenninger says the state is expected to release Mizanskey within 25 days.

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