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CANDO expresses “hope” in NBC news on Trump’s first commutation

CANDO expresses “hope” in NBC news on Trump’s first commutation


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

#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

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

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

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