Black man might die in prison after 25 years for selling pot — in a state where it’s now legal

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Black man might die in prison after 25 years for selling pot — in a state where it’s now legal.

Last Thursday, sixty-eight year old Michael Thompson sat in his prison cell hoping for good news. As a motion to refer his case to a parole board wends its way through the courts, Thompson is confused and desperate to find out whether he’ll die in prison or get a chance to gain his freedom.

“Well you know it’s confusing to me right now. And confusion turns to stress,” he told Raw Story from the Muskegon Correctional Facility in Michigan. He says he refuses to cry about it.

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