Weldon Angelos is a recording artist and music producer turned activist who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur's recording group.
In 2004, he was sentenced to 55 years in prison for small amounts of marijuana, a sentence the judge who was forced to impose it described as "cruel, unjust, and irrational." In 2016, after an unprecedented, bipartisan campaign to secure his freedom with support from his judge, US Senators, celebrities, and activists, Weldon was finally released thanks to the mercy of President Obama and the man that prosecuted him.
Now that he is free, Weldon is working with a passionate alliance of people dedicated to ending mandatory sentencing, and making our country’s criminal justice system more just.
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