‘I’m happy that I’m free:’ Michigan man released from prison after serving 25 years for marijuana case

JACKSON, MI — Michael Thompson was greeted by his daughters and granddaughter, who he has never met, as he stepped out of prison after serving more than 20 years for a crime that is no longer illegal.

Thompson, 69, was released from Charles Egeler Reception And Guidance Center in Jackson at 4 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 under the veil of darkness on a bitterly cold winter morning.

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