The CAN-DO Foundation has been notified (May 3) that the BOP has finally issued a statement regarding the BOP Book policy which will be suspended. We are not convinced it has been “cancelled” so we wait to see what the … Read the rest
Welcome to CAN-DO: justice through clemency
CAN–DO is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advocates Clemency for All Non-violent Drug Offenders. CAN-DO has access to numerous cases, many of which are presented on … Read the rest
There is a lot of misinformation flying around about why federal prison facilities are changing the policy governing incoming mail. The CANDO Foundation was made aware of the change in this policy back in October of 2017. This is not … Read the rest
Responding to outcry from prisoners who’ve been devastated by their half-way house dates being pushed back, (even the day before some were set to release) CAN-DO performed a survey to verify this is not happening to “only 1% of the total … Read the rest
Andrea James, founder of Families for Justice as Healing (FJAH) together with many formerly incarcerated women helped spearhead the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act of 2017. Andrea polled numerous women from the National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated … Read the rest
CAN-DO Foundation has done exhaustive research regarding who did and did not receive clemency from President Obama during his historic clemency initiative. Our findings are rather shocking.
It’s no surprise that more men received clemency than women because they outnumber … Read the rest
CAN-DO has teamed up with some of the leading pardon experts and activists in the nation, including Mark Osler, Sam Morison, Andrea James and Eric Sterling, just to name a few.
Sam Morison provides invaluable insight and expertise with … Read the rest
Welcome to the CAN-DO Foundation
justice through clemency
CAN-DO is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advocates Clemency for All Nonviolent Drug Offenders. CAN-DO has access to numerous cases, many of which are presented on … Read the rest
It’s important to understand how federal defendants are sentenced by judges who no longer have the ability to judge the mitigating circumstances of any given human being standing before them. Doesn’t matter if a woman was a victim of well … Read the rest
And Clemency Recipients – 22 CAN-DO members have received clemency – see list below:
- Although the rate of incarceration for women continues to be far lower than the rate for men (58 of 100,000 women
Dos and Don’ts 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 granting clemency at this time. We do not discourage people … Read the rest
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
Patricia Williams (Pat) was born in Paris, the daughter of a US WWII officer and a French mother. She grew up in France and on a plantation in the Belgian Congo (now the Dem Republic of the Congo). She experienced … Read the rest
Georgean Arsons became personally familiar with nonviolent drug offender issues and the federal Bureau of Prisons because her son served a federal prison sentence as a first-time nonviolent drug offender. Through this experience extending over many years she realizes the … Read the rest
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
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 introduce you to a remarkable man, Michael Pelletier. A wheelchair bound … Read the rest
The Conspiracy Case Against Amy Ralston Pofahl
Amy Ralston Pofahl – (now Povah) was indicted, tried and convicted by the federal government in Waco, Texas in 1991. Amy was assigned a court appointed attorney whose only interest was to solicit … Read the rest
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 Clinton), I thought I would share some important factual information … Read the rest
One very important asset when seeking clemency is the support of a Congress member or Senator.
If you want to reach out to your congress member and seek their support for someone you know or love who is seeking clemency … Read the rest
Tips Prisoners Can Use to Enhance Chances at Executive Clemency
If you are going to file a clemency petition please do not re-hash the particulars of your case. This is not the time to re-litigate, rather a time to accept … Read the rest
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 a few minutes, write a … Read the rest
Everyone who has (or had) a child in prison for drugs should be outraged by the double standard that applies in this country when the very politicians who voted for harsh sentencing laws use their clout to secure a special … Read the rest
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
Congress voted to reauthorize the 2015 Medical Marijuana
Amendment, (also known as Rohrabacher-Farr amendment) by a vote of 242 to 186.
Medical cannabis patients scored another big victory today when Congress voted in favor of preventing the Department … Read the rest
Drug Laws Not for the Rich!
John Vibes for The Free Thought Project has written an amazing expose on the truth about the War on Drugs, per DEA agent Matthew Fogg who is now speaking out about details that CAN-DO … Read the rest