CAN-DO News

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

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

Kemba Smith and Amy Povah are both Clinton era clemency recipients referenced in the following Huffpost article focused on women suffering from overly harsh ‘Department of Justice’ policies:
What often goes unreported and frighteningly unnoticed is the war the administration

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Federal Sentencing Review explores 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 article is entitled: Clemency Initiative Favored Male Repeat Offenders Over Women with No Prior Convictions due to our … Read the rest

Honoring Men in Prison on Father’s Day – Huffpost

Honoring Men in Prison on Father’s Day – Huffpost

In honor of Father’s Day, the CAN-DO Foundation has collected a series of quotes, reflections, stories and insights from numerous men inside prison who will not participate in the normal festivities that most of us will enjoy on Sunday, June … 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

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

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

ALICE JOHNSON – LOW LEVEL FIRST OFFENDER – LIFE SENTENCE – DENIED
Alice Johnson on CNN,  The Hill, Mic, Vice, and many more – see media below: 

  •  Alice was selected as one of six prisoners
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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

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah in New York Times

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah in New York Times

NYTsJanuary 26, 2015

Amy Povah, founder of CAN-DO; P.S. Ruckman, a pardon expert, and Sam Morison, former Pardon Staff Attorney for 13 years, who are both members of the CAN-DO advisory board, contributed to this NYTs online debate about “the … 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

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah in The Hill Pushing CJ Reform

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah in The Hill Pushing CJ Reform

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah is taking on Senator Tom Cotton because he’s holding up a bipartisan bill for criminal justice reform entitled The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015.  Senator Cotton is from Amy’s home state of Arkansas … Read the rest