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Update on Carol Denise Richardson – Clemency Recipient on 3/30/16

Update on Carol Denise Richardson – Clemency Recipient on 3/30/16

 Several media outlets have reached out to the CAN-DO Foundation regarding Carol’s recidivism. Therefore, we are providing the following STATEMENT from CAN-DO regarding Carol: 

To be clear, Carol suffers from addiction. It was the reason she was indicted, convicted and received … Read the rest

Only 105 Women Have Received Clemency by President Obama

44 CAN-DO women have joined a very small and distinguished group of women who have received Executive Clemency.  Sadly, only 105 women have received clemency, to date, by President Obama out of 1715 commutations. Obviously, it is still a man’s … Read the rest

Join the CAN-DO Guardian Angel Program

Join the CAN-DO Guardian Angel Program

Amy Povah of the CAN-DO Foundation has teamed up with additional clemency recipients, such as Jason Hernandez, Ramona Brant, Shauna Barry Scott, Angie Jenkins and more to assist clemency applicants seeking mercy through clemency by launching the Guardian Angel program. … Read the rest

CAN-DO Foundation has a Movement Page on Change.org!!!

CAN-DO Foundation has a Movement Page on Change.org!!!

The CAN-DO Foundation and Change.org have organized a massive clemency “movement” page, where many of our clemency applicants have an active petition on Change.org/clemency.  This has been an invaluable tool for anyone seeking support for a pending clemency petition. … Read the rest

SIX CAN-DO MEMBERS RECEIVED CLEMENCY on 3/30/2016

While Amy Povah was at the White House for a convening on Women in Prison, and while several clemency recipients that Amy served time with, such as Kemba Smith, Serena Nunn, and Angie Jenkins were meeting with President Obama, it … Read the rest

Pot Lifers Photo Gallery

Pot Lifers Photo Gallery

Amy takes the Free Pot Lifers posters to the White House!

Amy takes the Free Pot Lifers posters to the White House! 2014

Amy Povah takes Life for Pot Prisoner Craig Cesal to the White House 2014

An Amy Povah takes Life for Pot Prisoner Craig Cesal to the White House 2014

Amy Povah takes Life for Pot Prisoner Larry Duke to the White House

Amy Povah takes Life for Pot Prisoner Larry Duke to the White House

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CLEMENCIES GRANTED ON MAY 5th – FOUR CAN-DO MEMBERS

CAN-DO congratulates everyone on the list – especially Michelle Miles who was #13 on the CAN-DO Top 25

Trevis with his two daughters

Trevis with his two daughters

Women, plus Trevis Love, who sent the following email to Malik King – the CAN-DO prison outreach … Read the rest

Seven CAN-DO Members Receive Clemency from Pres. Obama – Dec 18th, 2015

Seven CAN-DO Members Receive Clemency from Pres. Obama – Dec 18th, 2015

Sharanda Jones, Ramona Brant, Angie Jenkins, Billy Dekle, Charles Cundiff

Congratulations to Sharanda Jones, Ramona Brant, Angie Jenkins, Billy Dekle, and Charles Cundiff

 

 

 

 

Five CAN-DO members on our website and three members not on the site received clemency on 12/18/2015.  We are elated for them and … Read the rest

USA Today interviews Jason Hernandez at CAN-DO VIGIL for POWs at the White House

USA Today interviews Jason Hernandez at CAN-DO VIGIL for POWs at the White House

CAN-DO Founder and President, Amy Ralston Povah has had a busy November – first attending the Koch Institute’s Advancing Justice Summit in New Orleans from Nov. 3rd – 8th and more recently attending the Drug Policy Alliance’s conference in Washington … Read the rest

Sign Our Petition Urging President Obama to Free the Top 25

Sign Our Petition Urging President Obama to Free the Top 25

 

The Top 25 Women Deserving Presidential Clemency is a list of extraordinarily worthy women whose time in federal prison should end.

Ramona Brant, Sharanda Jones, Josephine Ledezma, and so many more are now free! Lets bring … Read the rest

Do’s and Don’ts When Writing to the Pardon Attorney or President

Amy Povah, Founder of the CAN-DO Foundation, Justice Through Clemency

Amy Povah, Founder of the CAN-DO Foundation, Justice Through Clemency

Dos and Donts when writing the Pardon Attorney

Before you get started, know that timing is everything. We have received no indication that President Trump is interested in … Read the rest

Celebs and Clemency Recipients Speak on Capitol Hill, including CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah

Celebs and Clemency Recipients Speak on Capitol Hill, including CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah

The Leadership Conference, ACLU and #CUT50 partnered for a spectacular day on Capitol Hill, March 31st, to lobby for The Fair Sentencing and Corrections Act of 2015.  Listen to speeches by celebs and a panel discussion moderated by Van Jones … Read the rest

Video of Lauren Cesal seeking clemency for her Dad, for Craig Cesal

Video of Lauren Cesal seeking clemency for her Dad, for Craig Cesal

 

Watch the video CAN-DO and Earthstream created of Craig’s daughter Lauren asking for her father to be set free.

Craig was on the Clemency and Justice Reform Radiothon and due to the prison phone time limitation, was not able … Read the rest

Watch the CAN-DO video of clemency recipients and applicants

CAN-DO was tasked with the almost impossible job of creating a film for the events surrounding the White House Briefing on Life After Clemency.  CAN-DO and Harm Reduction Productions teamed up with Earthstream Media to produce a video of … Read the rest

Minnie Pearl Thomas in Denver Post – thanks to Change.org and CAN-DO

Minnie Pearl Thomas in Denver Post – thanks to Change.org and CAN-DO

Malik King, CAN-DO Prison Outreach Coordinator, put Katina Smith in touch with CAN-DO Founder, Amy Povah so she could ask if Katina wanted to start a change.org petition for her mother, Minnie Pearl Thomas who is #4 on the CAN-DO Read the rest

Clemency Recipient Trevis Love Credits CAN-DO!

Clemency Recipient Trevis Love Credits CAN-DO!

Trevis with his two daughters

Trevis with his two daughters

According to clemency recipient Trevis Love, “Amy and you [Malik King] sent a very important email out back in early April that really motivated me and got a new fire lit in me and lots Read the rest

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