When NBC called CAN-DO seeking names of people who would benefit from the First Step Act, CAN-DO President Amy Ralston Povah had just the right person – Robert Shipp. NBC wanted to film family members of incarcerated people who … Read the rest
Charles “Duke” Tanner is an extraordinary case of an undefeated boxer from Gary, Indiana. He’s a first offender serving a 30-year sentence, reduced from LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE. He is on the CAN-DO Top 25 Men deserving of clemency and is … Read the rest
President Trump unveiled one of his top legislative priorities before Democrats take over the House of Representatives: passage of the First Step Act, which would reduce some prison sentences. Though he still must win a tug-of-war within the Republican … Read the rest
CAN-DO NEWS FLASH
BARBARA SCRIVNER RECEIVES CLEMENCY FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA
Although it’s LONG OVERDUE – we could not be happier to hear that someone so deserving was finally rewarded with leniency after serving 21 years!
Today, the Associated Press reported … Read the rest
CAN-DO was asked to obtain quotes from several of our clemency candidates. Fortunately, we were able to get quotes from Michael Pelletier, Chad Marks and David Barren for the following article by Steven Nelson for Washington Examiner.
When President … Read the rest
CAN-DO members Michael Montalvo and Lavonne Roach quoted in the Washington Examiner…
“Last month, clemency advocates including Amy Povah of CAN-DO Clemency and Alveda King, the anti-abortion evangelical leader, hosted a panel at a Women for Trump event at Trump … Read the rest
The CAN-DO Foundation has submitted a list of clemency candidates to the White House. One list was comprised solely of 22 people serving time for marijuana-only offenses. Most of these individuals have already served over 10 years and Antonio … Read the rest
Back in the late ’80s, a few years into her marriage to her now ex-husband, Povah discovered that he had been involved in an international ecstasy business. He asked her to handle some “financial matters” for him while he was … Read the rest
When Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother serving life in prison for drug trafficking, was granted clemency by President Trump on June 6, a phone call went out from the White House counsel’s office — the administration wanted more people … Read the rest
Morning of June 6, 2018, CAN-DO President, Amy Povah said her phone was blowing up with text messages to “turn on CNN.” The night before Amy had communicated with Alice that her release was imminent; even likely it would happen … Read the rest
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender, a week after Kim Kardashian West pleaded her case during an Oval Office meeting with Trump.
Amy Povah conducted a radio interview with KOMO news the day Alice Johnson was set free. We have nothing but positive things to say about Kim Kardashian’s involvement, even though the media wants to question this method. She carried Alice … Read the rest
CAN-DO collected quotes from Alice Johnson, Michael Pelletier, Michelle West, Crystal Munoz, and Connie Farris, for Steven Nelson’s article focused on Alan Dershowitz’s perspective on what it takes to get clemency from President Trump. “You have to appeal to his sense … Read the rest
Johnson said it took a miracle for her case to grab the attention of the Trump administration — and that miracle came in the form of Kardashian West. For years, Johnson believed Obama was her last hope of leaving prison … Read the rest
BBC writes about Kim Kardashian’s trip to the White House and talked to CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah. CAN-DO is elated that Kim Kardashian has committed herself to freeing Alice Johnson, who has been on the CAN-DO Top 25 since 2014 … Read the rest
CAN-DO President, Amy Povah was invited to the White House Summit on prison reform and asked to share her hard-earned knowledge about Women’s Issues related to incarceration. CAN-DO supports the First Step Act and is working hard to garner support … Read the rest
Since 2000, Amy Ralston Povah, president and Founder of CAN-DO Foundation has advocated on behalf of others seeking justice through clemency. The CAN-DO Foundation website does not collect or compile the information on this site by surfing the internet. We … Read the rest
Obama’s ramping up of commutations, which lessens an inmate’s prison time, was extraordinary given the historic rarity of it all, according to advocates.
“Everybody was hoping they’d see their name on the list,” said Povah, who herself was granted clemency … Read the rest
CAN-DO worked with Tana Geneva to gather stories for her revealing article for Rolling Stone – click title and read the whole story:
This must-read exposes the ugly underbelly of … Read the rest
Doug Berman’s Federal Sentencing Reporter, 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, … Read the rest