Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Missouri: Like Charles Manson but ...

Charlie Manson
"Jeff Mizanskey and Charles Manson have something in common."

That's the snappy way an ABC News 17 (Jefferson City , Missouri) story begins. What? You ask ...
They are both serving life sentences in maximum security prison. Only Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who's responsible for the deaths of more than a half dozen people, has had at least a dozen parole hearings. But, Jeff Mizanskey has had no parole hearings, and will get none for his non-violent marijuana offenses. 
Mizanskey was convicted for the possession and sale of marijuana in the 1980s and early 90s. Eventually, he hit his "third strike" and he is now "the only person in the state serving life in prison without parole for non-violent offenses."

Mizanskey sports a clemency application packet that can point to almost 400-thousand signatures of support. It is currently, "under review." See full story and an on camera interview here.

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