CAN-DO News

#1. Alice Marie Johnson – 1st Offender – Life Sentence

#1. Alice Marie Johnson – 1st Offender – Life Sentence

Alice Johnson has a VIDEO OP ED published in Mic on 10/23/17; describes her sentence as “unexecuted death sentence.”  Watch the video on Facebook, share and comment. 


Alice Johnson on CNN,  The Hill, Mic, Vice
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The Conspiracy Law – What you don’t know can hurt you…

The Conspiracy Law – What you don’t know can hurt you…

CAN-DO Founder, Amy Ralston Povah got more time than her kingpin husband or anyone in his entire entire organization of smugglers and dealers even though she was the least culpable.  It’s convoluted and hard to believe, which is why we’ve … Read the rest

CAN-DO has a new petition on Change.org – PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE!

CAN-DO has a new petition on Change.org – PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE!

We have started a new petition on Change.org seeking support for a reversal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions directive to escalate the drug war, seize more property, treat the opioid crisis as a criminal issue and allow the DEA to … Read the rest

Huffpost: “Criminal Justice System’s War on Women”

Huffpost: “Criminal Justice System’s War on Women”

Clinton-era clemency recipient Amy Ralston Povah is profiled in the following Huffpost article regarding women suffering from overly harsh ‘Department of Justice’ policies:
What often goes unreported and frighteningly unnoticed is the war the administration is waging on women through

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Federal Sentencing Review explores Obama’s clemency initiative

Federal Sentencing Review explores Obama’s clemency initiative

The Federal Sentencing Review, together with Vera Institute engaged in an in-depth review of President Obama’s Clemency Initiative.

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah was asked to write about the “women” who received clemency from President Obama, or lack thereof.  Sadly, Amy’s … Read the rest

Business Insider publishes Open Letter from The Council

Business Insider publishes Open Letter from The Council

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah collaborated with The Council* to write an ‘Open Letter’ to President Obama. We drew the interest of  Michelle Mark of Business Insider, who published the letter on Dec 12, 2016.  CAN-DO coordinated with other advocacy … Read the rest

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

MEET THE CAN-DO ADVISORY BOARD

CAN-DO has teamed up with some of the leading pardon experts and activists in the nation, including Mark Osler, P.S. Ruckman, Sam Morison, Andrea James and Eric Sterling, just to name a few.

Professor Mark Osler‘s work advocates for … 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 and Jason Hernandez of Crack Open the Door, have teamed up with additional clemency recipients, such as Ramona Brant, Shauna Barry Scott, Angie Jenkins and more to assist clemency applicants seeking mercy through … 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

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