We wish them all the luck for 2020 and hope that the expungement process continues in teh US and starts happenin in other jurisdictions around the world.

 

Thank you for an incredible 2019!

Thank you to all of our supporters for a successful inaugural year!

Read more about what LPP accomplished in 2019 and our plans for the future…

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Our Year in Review

In 2019 a group of passionate advocates came together determined to do something about the desperate need for criminal justice reform for cannabis offenders in the US and globally. Out of this, the Last Prisoner Project was born.

In just a few short months we developed our core programming designed to release all nonviolent cannabis offenders and help them to rebuild their lives. And we couldn’t have done it without the generosity of all our partners and supporters.

What We’ve Accomplished

As more political momentum builds for legalization, the political will is also increasing for cannabis criminal justice reform. The time is NOW that we must seek redress for cannabis prisoners and LPP is seizing on this momentum through our Cannabis Clemency Project. In 2019 we began meeting with governors’ offices in several states to advocate for the creation of a broad category of clemency for nonviolent cannabis offenders. We also began organizing an army of pro bono attorneys to assist in the drafting and processing of clemency petitions. Throughout 2020 we will continue to roll out the clemency program nationally.

Aside from our clemency initiative, in nine months we have also:

  • Recruited an outstanding team and an incredibly well rounded advisory board;
  • Formally incorporated and received our 501(c)(3) status;
  • Raised over $200,000 to launch our core initiatives;
  • Partnered with Harvest to launch our Prison to Prosperity Reentry Program;
  • Traveled to Jamaica to meet with the Office of the Public Defender as the first step in making this a truly global mission;
  • Partnered with Equity First Alliance during National Expungement Week and hosted the first-ever expungement clinic in Hawaii;
  • Aligned with celebrity ambassadors including Damian and Stephen Marley, Willie and Lukas Nelson, Rebelution, Fab 5 Freddy, B-Real, Redman, Jim Belushi and many others;
  • Obtained national press coverage in Variety, Billboard and Forbes, as well as print coverage in High Times and Cannabliss;
  • Accompanied Willie Nelson on the Outlaw Tour to increase awareness about our cause nationwide;
  • Sent over 300 letters to cannabis prisoners during our holiday letter drive;
  • Created partnerships with the National Cannabis Industry Association, Marijuana Policy Project, and the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers to make our mission of releasing every last cannabis prisoner and helping them to rebuild their lives a reality.
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We couldn’t have accomplished any of this without YOU. Thank you to everyone who has supported our mission this year, by attending our events, donating, or helping to spread awareness about our cause. Through our united efforts we will reach our goal of releasing every last cannabis prisoner. Now that we have brought cannabis out of the shadows and into the light, we need to make sure we don’t leave any member of our tribe behind. Not a single one.

With gratitude,

The LPP Team

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