On today’s show Jason Spyres joins John to discuss the major injustice he suffered as a result of selling cannabis in his teens. Jason was arrested on drug charges nearly 20 years ago. In the years since, he’s been on a path of personal success and growth.
When he was 19 years old, he was arrested for selling cannabis during an undercover sting, and until recently, the state of Illinois had kept him out of society for it. Jason served 15 years of a 30-year prison sentence. Once Jason got a taste of freedom, he pushed relentlessly for his goals. While on work release he worked 2 jobs and took on a full slate of college classes to work towards his goal of becoming an engineer.
Currently, Jason is enrolled at Stanford University and is actively petitioning the Governor of Illinois for a full pardon. Jason will be the first to tell you that he’s not doing this for himself, but to blaze a trail for those who do not have the resources to fight for themselves.
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