After 25 years in prison for selling three pounds of pot, Michael Thompson is a free man

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Shortly after 4 a.m. this morning, Michael Thompson, 69, was released from prison in Jackson, Mich., after spending 25 years behind bars. In 1994, Thompson sold three pounds (1.3 kg) of cannabis to an undercover police informant. Unarmed at the time of the sale, police later found guns on Thompson’s property, including an antique rifle, which led to a harsher sentence. Had he not been granted clemency, Thompson would not have been eligible for parole until 2038, reports WZZM . After 25 years in prison for selling three pounds of pot, Michael Thompson receives parole hearing Last Prisoner Project to expand operations into six additional U.S. states, receives boost from Greenlane Holdings Trump pardons cannabis prisoners on final day in office “I can’t believe this. Today, it feels like I’m in a dream. But I’m happy it’s finally over,” Rashawnda Littles, Thompson’s daughter, told reporters gathered outside of the Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center. Thompson was transferred there following a COVID-19 outbreak at the Muskegon Correctional Facility. He was hospitalized with the disease in December. Thompson thanked his supporters and those who fought for his release, which included Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, celebrities like Kim Kardashian West, the non-profit Last Prisoner Project and the almost 12,000 people who signed a petition calling for his release . At 4am this morning Michael Thompson was finally released from prison in Jackson, Michigan. He was reunited with his family and loved ones he has not seen in over 25 years after being sentenced to 40-60 years for selling cannabis. pic.twitter.com/frDosAz7zo— Last Prisoner Project (@lastprisonerprj) January 28, 2021 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Last January, Thompson’s lawyers submitted a petition of clemency to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. A previous petition to former Governor Rick Snyder was denied without explanation in 2018, according to FreeMichaelThompson.com . He…

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