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Michigan man expected to be released from prison after 25 years

Posted at 7:09 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 07:09:35-05

JACKSON, Mich. — A Michigan man who has spent nearly 25 years behind bars is expected to be released from prison on Thursday.

Michael Thompson was one of four men who was granted clemency by Governor Whitmer.

He was serving up to 60 years for gun possession that arose from the sale of three pounds of marijuana to a confidential informant in 1994.

Thompson was originally in Muskegon's prison, but was moved to Jackson over COVID-19 concerns.

His case has drawn the support of celebrities and advocates for cannabis and criminal justice reform.