Michigan man, 70, released from prison after serving 25 years for selling marijuana

Posted at 6:28 AM, Jan 28, 2021

(WXYZ) — A Michigan man who was serving time in prison for selling marijuana in the 1990s is now a free man.

Michael Thompson, 70, was released from the Jackson Correctional Facility early Thursday morning.

He had spent 25 years in prison for 1994 non-violent crime of selling marijuana.

Whitmer committed Thompson's sentence at the end of 2020 after the Free Michael Thompson movement and Last Prisoner Project gained traction online.