Weed Put Robert Franklin in Prison. He's Begging Mike Parson to Get Him Out
April 28, 2021 at 8:55AM
After the 2017 repeal, the new criminal code makes drug offenders charged with the same crime as Franklin eligible for parole. These offenders can qualify for early release after serving a percentage of their total sentence: In 2020, according to prison data, Missouri released more than 1,200 drug offenders after serving an average of 21 months, or about 30 percent of their total sentences.