The CAN-DO Foundation is overjoyed by President Trump’s first commutation of sentence to Sholom Rubashkin, an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive. This is remarkable for two reasons. It’s very rare for a president to commute a sentence in their first year in … Read the rest
The CAN-DO Foundation believes that incarcerated female firefighters should receive clemency from Governor Brown for displaying extraordinary character in the face of dire circumstances. Rehabilitation has long been an incentive to reduce a prison sentence and we can see no … Read the rest
CANDO’s first podcast, hosted by Amy Povah and Luis Rivera welcomes Cedric Lamont Deal, who received an immediate release last November. In our first show, Cedric explains how he lost his half-way house date, but then was rewarded with the … Read the rest
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
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
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
Nothing makes all of us at CAN-DO happier than the moment when we learn someone we advocated for is given the greatest news of their life – that they are “going home.” People like Dicky “Joe” Jackson, who was #5 … Read the rest
New film, Incarcerating US, features Amy Povah’s clemency from President Clinton that inspired her to start the CAN-DO Foundation and why she’s driven to help others seeking mercy through clemency. Women often serve time due to the actions of their … Read the rest
Victoria Law, a reporter for Truthout.org has written another exceptional article about clemency and interviewed several of the CAN-DO/Crack Open the Door Guardian Angels who are assisting clemency applicants.
Watch out 7 minute video of clemency success stories!
CAN-DO wants to thank everyone for all your hard work, support and tenacity in this herculean effort to save people from more years, if not a lifetime of suffering behind bars. … Read the rest
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
Malik King – Founder of EPIC (End Prison Industrial Complex) conducted a contest among the male prisoners he corresponds with and asked them to write what Father’s Day meant to them. Congratulations to Walter Tut Johnson, Maurice Navarro Brooks and … Read the rest
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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
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
And Clemency Recipients – 22 CAN-DO members have received clemency – see list below:
- Although the rate of incarceration for women continues to be far lower than the rate for men (58 of 100,000 women
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Before you get started, know that timing is everything. We have received no indication that President Trump is interested in … Read the rest
“I served time with Josephine,” said CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah. “This was the best news I’ve received since I heard that Angie Jenkins received clemency. We were all together at FCI Dublin. We spent many hours in the law … Read the rest
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
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
The CAN-DO Foundation reached out to the women of FCI Dublin to engage in a project that would commemorate President Obama’s legacy of compassion in a … Read the rest