Weldon Angelos is a former music producer who worked with legends like Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur’s recording group.
In 2004, Weldon became the national face of criminal justice reform after he was sentenced to 55 years prison for selling a $1000 worth of cannabis as a first-time offender. His cause was championed by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) & Mike Lee (R-UT), celebrities, leading news organizations like the Washington Post, and even the Koch brothers, which led to an early release in 2016 after serving 13 years of his 55-year sentence.
Since his release, Weldon has become a leading activist working with a bipartisan coalition of celebrities, lawmakers, and business leaders to make our criminal justice system fair for everyone. He has successfully advocated for the release of many people serving unjust prison sentences, including Bad Boy Records rapper Loon and Death Row Records co-founder Michael Harris.
Weldon is also a public speaker, author, and is currently co-producing a feature documentary about his story and the criminal justice system.