Tag: Last Prisoner Project


America’s Longest Serving Nonviolent Cannabis Prisoner To Be Released Following Efforts by Last Prisoner Project


After 32 Years Behind Bars, Richard DeLisi Clemency Approved Christmas is coming early this year for cannabis offender Richard DeLisi and his family. According to prison officials at South Bay Correctional Facility, DeLisi, America’s longest serving nonviolent cannabis prisoner, will be released next month — 18 months ahead of schedule. This will be the first Christmas since 1988 that DeLisi does not have to spend behind bars. The early release date follows combined efforts by Last Prisoner Project and pro bono attorneys Chiara Juster, Elizabeth Buchanan, and Michael…


People in Jail for Cannabis While Legal Market Booms is “The Height of Injustice”


CANNABIS CULTURE – “It is really the height of injustice to have individuals still incarcerated in your state on marijuana-related offences at the same time as you have a booming legal cannabis industry,” says Sarah Gersten, executive director for Last Prisoner Project. The Michigan Cannabis Prisoner Release Campaign (MCPRC) in conjunction with the Last Prisoner Project (LPP) is working hard to fundraise and raise awareness for Michiganites that are currently still incarcerated for cannabis-related offences…