Richard DeLisi, 71, who has been described as America’s longest-serving non-violent cannabis offender is set to be released next month from a Florida prison.
New York Post
- In 1989, DeLisi received a 90-year sentence for smuggling cannabis from Colombia to South Florida. Along with his brother, who was released in 2013, DeLisi reportedly smuggled $50M worth of cannabis.
- The non-profit Last Prisoner Project has advocated for his release.
- “I am so excited to hug my children and grandchildren,” DeLisi said. “I have missed so many important moments with them and I can’t wait to get out there and create precious memories with everyone. I am so thrilled that this dark chapter of my life is finally over”