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
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
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
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
Amy Ralston Povah (formerly Pofahl) launched a letter writing campaign from her cell while serving a 24 year sentence for drug conspiracy. Together with a large network of freedom fighters, … 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
According to clemency recipient Trevis Love, “Amy and you [Malik King] sent a very important email out back in early April that really motivated me and got a new fire lit in me and lots … Read the rest
The Case Against Amy Ralston Pofahl
Amy Ralston Pofahl – (now Povah) was indicted, tried and convicted by the federal … 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 … 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
These … Read the rest
CAN-DO has teamed up with some of the leading pardon experts and activists in the nation, including Sam Morison, P.S. Ruckman and Eric Sterling, just to name a few.
Sam Morison provides invaluable insight and expertise with regard … Read the rest
Social media erupted in shock and outrage when federal Judge Katherine Forrest sentenced Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht to Life Without Parole for founding and operating Silk Road’s bitcoin … 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 … 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