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DeLisi Has Hope For Freedom as The Human Solution announces “The DeLisi Project”

posted Nov 9, 2014, 12:22 PM by The Editor   [ updated Nov 9, 2014, 12:22 PM ]

Richard DeLisi has been incarcerated since 1989 for non violent cannabis offenses and is serving 3 thirty year sentences. 

Bartow, Florida. November 6, 2014. The Human Solution International (thsintl.org) has launched its newest endeavor "The DeLisi Project". In 1989, Richard “Richie” DeLisi, 67, was sentenced to 90 years in a Florida court for smuggling marijuana. "We would like to flood the judge with letters of support from all over the world for Richie’s immediate release", said President Joe Grumbine. "It's a very simple project in concept, but it has a profound impact on the judges decision. It's time to send him home to his family now."

Daughter Ashley DeLisi, 29 was 3 yrs old when her father was incarcerated and is now anxiously awaiting December 1st when Judge Michael E Raiden (255 No Broadway Bartow FL 33830) revisits the DeLisi's case. She is hoping the judge will let him finally come home and live out his remaining years with her in Kentucky. “He’s not in good health and I’d like for us to get to know each other. It hasn’t been easy for us outside of prison. He has grandchildren he has never met."

The state of Florida has spent over $400,000 to keep this non-violent man behind bars for 25 years. The United States houses more non-violent prisoners than anywhere else in the world, meaning we have many families unnecessarily affected by the war.

THSI member Stacy Theis will drive her "Cannabus" to a rally outside the courthouse on November 30th. She will be picking up other members on her "Journey For Justice" across the country. The organization has identified over fifty prisoners doing life for cannabis. Over 750,000 prisoners incarcerated for cannabis related charges annually in the United States alone. In 2012, one FBI report stated there is one cannabis arrest every 42 seconds! This has resulted in an exploding privatized prison industry.

"No one should have to spend their life in prison, or die for our plant! Murderers get less time than Richie, and Richies crime left no victims!", stated Kristin Flor, VP at THSI. She is working with an anonymous volunteer in Florida who is filming a documentary on the DeLisi case.

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The Human Solution International, a 501(c)3 organization, dedicated to ending cannabis prohibition, supporting defendants, prisoners and families of the drug war through their Adopt-A-Prisoner Program, courtroom support and many other outreach events.

Contact: Sharen Marsall 
Phone: (951)934-0055
Email:media@thsintl.org
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