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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

Do’s and Don’ts When Writing to the Pardon Attorney or President

Amy Povah, Founder of the CAN-DO Foundation, Justice Through Clemency

Amy Povah, Founder of the CAN-DO Foundation, Justice Through Clemency

Dos and Donts when writing the Pardon Attorney

Before you get started, know that timing is everything. We have received no indication that President Trump is interested in … Read the rest

Celebs and Clemency Recipients Speak on Capitol Hill, including CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah

Celebs and Clemency Recipients Speak on Capitol Hill, including CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah

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

Video of Lauren Cesal seeking clemency for her Dad, for Craig Cesal

Video of Lauren Cesal seeking clemency for her Dad, for Craig Cesal

 

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

Michael Pelletier – Serving Life for Pot

Michael Pelletier – Serving Life for Pot

Paraplegic Michael Pelletier is serving LIFE for POT

Paraplegic Michael Pelletier serving Life without    parole for marijuana

Michael Pelletier

At the CAN-DO Foundation, we like to help the public get to know the prisoners we advocate for on a personal level, so this month we’d like to … Read the rest

U.S. v Amy Ralston Pofahl (Povah)

How the State of Arkansas rallied behind one of their own and freed her from a draconian 24-year drug conspiracy sentence

The State of Arkansas rallied behind one of their own to free Amy from a draconian 24-year drug conspiracy sentence

The Conspiracy Case Against Amy Ralston Pofahl

Amy Ralston Pofahl – (now Povah) was indicted, tried and convicted by the … Read the rest

Clemency and Pardon FAQ

Clemency and Pardon FAQ

Amy Povah, Founder of the CAN-DO Foundation, Justice Through Clemency

Amy Povah, Founder of the CAN-DO Foundation, Justice Through Clemency

As someone who has actually been through the process of receiving executive clemency (I served 9 years of a 24 year sentence before being granted clemency by President Bill Read the rest

How to Enhance Your Chances for Clemency

How to Enhance Your Chances for Clemency

CAN-DO White House Vigil - Five clemency recipients advocating for people they left behind

CAN-DO White House Vigil – Five clemency recipients advocating for prisoners they left behind. From left to right; Jason Hernandez, Barbra Scrivner, Norman Brown, Israel Torres, Amy Ralston Povah

Tips Prisoners Can Use to Enhance Chances at Executive Clemency

If … Read the rest

Increase Your Publishing Chances When You Write a Letter to the Editor

Increase Your Publishing Chances When You Write a Letter to the Editor

CAN-DO Foundation Editor Cheri Sicard

CAN-DO Foundation Editor Cheri Sicard

Letters to the Editor are an important tool in building public awareness for your cause. They also tell the publication that public wants to see more coverage on a particular topic. So why not take … Read the rest

Posters

 

What Do I Need and How Much Will it Cost to Make Life for Pot Posters?

1. Choose which size poster you want to make.  We have graphics available for two sizes: a full size foam board poster (20X30), … Read the rest

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