CAN-DO in Huffpost: Still a man’s world…especially for clemency

CAN-DO in Huffpost: Still a man’s world…especially for clemency

Published 01/12/2017 03:39 pm ET |

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An alarming number of women, including first offenders have been denied clemency even if they fit all the criteria laid out by the Obama admin-istration, such as Lori Kavitz, Melissa Trigg and many more.

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Only 76 of the 1,176 individuals who received a commuted sentence under Obama are female, according to Amy Povah, a former federal inmate who runs the CAN-DO Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for nonviolent prisoners convicted of drug crimes.

“He has an obligation, a responsibility to increase the number of women,” she said in a recent interview with The Huffington Post. “We are counting down the days left. It is a very stressful time.”

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