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Join MPXNJ in supporting the Last Prisoner Project.
Imagine sitting in a cell for years, decades, or even for life, convicted of an activity that is no longer a crime, while thousands of other people build intergenerational wealth doing exactly the same thing.
That is the situation that over 40,000 cannabis prisoners face today in the United States alone, while countless others languish in jails and prisons worldwide. The Last Prisoner Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to cannabis criminal justice reform. Through legal intervention, public education and legislative advocacy, we work to redress the past and continuing harms of our country’s unjust and ineffective approach to drug policy.
Visit MPXNJ to donate to the Last Prisoner Project. The Roll It Up For Justice Program is a nationwide campaign through dispensaries that offers patients and customers the opportunity to donate to Last Prisoner Project at check out by rolling their sale up to the nearest dollar. A small change donation can make a big impact, and every cent raised through the program gets us closer to the day when every last cannabis prisoner is set free.
About The Last Prisoner Project
The Last Prisoner Project focuses on three key criminal justice reform initiatives: prisoner release, record clearing through clean slate initiatives, and reentry programs. A core focus of the criminal justice work is to release incarcerated cannabis prisoners. Data shows, however, that most released prisoners fail without the proper resources in place. A criminal record can be a significant barrier to employment, housing, financial assistance, and more, which is why the Last Prisoner Project works to provide expungement and record clearing programs as well as advocate for broad and automatic clean slate initiatives. Additionally, reentry programs work to reduce recidivism rates by providing the resources, support, and education our constituents need upon release. Collectively these programs help cannabis prisoners become fully free.
Letter Writing Campaign
We invite you to join us in reaching out to incarcerated individuals to provide them hope. Click below to read about incarcerated individuals and learn how to connect with them in writing.
The criminalization of cannabis has had a devastating impact on our communities. Those that have experienced incarceration for cannabis are not criminals, they are fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, friends and community members. Despite increasing legalization efforts, Americans continue to suffer the collateral consequences of the War on Drugs. You can read some of the stories of cannabis criminalization by clicking the link below.