Jeff Mizanskey

Thoughts On: Jeff Mizanskey's Presentation

Thoughts On: Jeff Mizanskey's Presentation

Back in October 2015, I went to a presentation by Jeff Mizanskey, a man who had served 21 years and 9 months in prison for three nonviolent cannabis-related offenses - and it was supposed to have been life. When I saw him speak, he had only been released for 51 days. I listened with growing horror as Jeff told us about his time in a maximum security prison (yes, maximum security for a nonviolent offense). The first night he was there, he shared a room with a man who had murdered someone, chopped them up into pieces, and thrown them in the trash. He spoke of “baby-rapers and murderers” who had much shorter sentences than he, and he watched violent offenders leave and return time and time again. 

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