“I just want to hug my dad outside of prison,” said Ashley DeLisi in a statement after learning her father 71-year-old Richard DeLisi, America’s longest-serving cannabis prisoner, will be set free in December – according to prison officials at South Bay Correctional Facility in Florida.

The Last Prisoner Project (an organization that helps prisoners locked away for non-violent cannabis crimes) said that the exact date of his release will be announced on November 16.

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Richard DeLisi, 71, uses a walker to get around in prison. He was convicted of a crime that’s no longer a crime in 11 states. (Leafly illustration)

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