Welcome Home, Michael Thompson!

Imagine spending 25 years in prison for nonviolent cannabis charges while the rest of the country moves towards legalizing the same thing that got you arrested. Now imagine having the whole country -- including many celebrities  --  rally around your cries for freedom; imagine finally being granted a parole hearing  to finally recognize that more than enough time has been served, only to step back into a world that's still in chaos from a pandemic and ongoing recession?

Now also imagine that most of your family has either passed away or has turned their backs on you and is unwilling to support your return to society. 

Imagine most of what you had before you went into prison is gone. 

Despite these setbacks Michael has been doing amazing things as a community-builder while serving his sentence, including planning and hosting therapeutic workshops for inmates to planning a recent Celebration of Life for George Floyd .  We know he will continue to inspire others with his story of perseverance and faith.  He has plans to bring his project called Standing in the Defense Against Violence to life now that he is free. 
is ready to face new challenges outside of prison but he needs our help to get there.  We are joyously celebrating his sentence commutation  and now ask that you please help us bring a little light into what has surely been a dark time for Michael.  100% of these funds will go into a bank account to fund Michael's anticipated housing, food, and medical costs. 

“To all my supporters and those who have followed my story over the last weeks and months, I am thankful. Now I really need your help to re-establish myself back into the community after serving 25 years for as Michigan’s longest serving non-violent offender…"

We thank our friends at Last Prisoner Project  for all the work they've done to draw attention to Michael's story and the stories of countless other drug war POWs, as well as Shaun King for setting up the website FreeMichaelThompson  and really getting the momentum going to free him. 


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  • Tracie Gloor 
    • $20 
    • 15 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 3 d
  • Tom Mazarakis 
    • $1,000 
    • 6 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 10 d
  • Jessica Mazza 
    • $25 
    • 12 d
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Deedee Kirkwood 
Camarillo, CA
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