Top 25 Men Deserving Clemency

CAN-DO Top 25 Men Deserving Clemency

America's longest serving marijuana prisoner, Antonio Bascaro, incarcerated since 1980! 00. Antonio Bascaro – Serving LIFE for pot – Served 36 years - CAN-DO has Antonio at 00 because his clemency has been denied but he used to be at #1 and we believe he is still the most deserving candidate for clemency. Please sign the change.org petition requesting clemency for Antonio Bascoro  Antonio Bascaro, #03846-021 Children: Daughter, Aicha Bascaro Offense:  Conspiracy to…
00. Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda – Serving Life for Pot - Leopoldo is in hospice and due to his poor health, will probably not be released. He should not die in prison but we fear this will be his fate unless there is mercy. Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda NAME: Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda 81659-071 SENTENCE: Life Without Parole AGE: 78 SERVED: Over 23 years Sentenced: 1993 INSTITUTION: FMC…
01. Michael Pelletier – Life Without Parole for pot - Michael Pelletier is Serving Life for Pot – He has over 100,000 signatures on his petition on Change.org – Please sign and share.  Name: Michael Pelletier, #11109-036 Offense: Importing and Distributing Marijuana Sentence: Life without parole Incarcerated Since: 2006 Served: 10 years Raised: Madawaska, Maine Tried: Banghor, Maine Will live:…
02. Robert Shipp – Life Reduced to 30 years - Robert is #2 on the Top 25 Men and was featured in an Op Ed by Yale Law Students in Mic on Dec 30, 2016 as being extremely worthy of clemency on a list of people they vetted and determined met all the criteria of Obama’s clemency project 2014. Please…
03. Clemency for William Underwood – Life Without Parole - Please sign the Change.org petition to free William Underwood.  Name: William Underwood DOB: December 9, 1953 Age: 62 Children: 4 children, 3 grandchildren Charge: RICO, RICO Conspiracy, 21 USC §846 (he completed this part of his sentence in 2008) and Life without parole on 21 USC §848(a) Continuing Criminal Enterprise…
04. John Knock – Serving Life for Pot - I was arrested in 1996 and charged with conspiracy. I stood trial in 2000. I was found guilty of three conspiracy charges. It was a dry conspiracy developed by a reverse sting operation. The courts were allowed to charge “perceived” amounts at the time of my trial. I have been incarcerated for 18 years as a result of this conviction. I have been separated from my family for 20 years (2 yrs. at large and 18 yrs. in prison). I have watched our son grow from 3 into a young man of 23, through telephone calls and prison visiting rooms.
05. James Williams – Life Without Parole - Name: James F. Williams, a/k/a “JW” DOB: 6-17-1947 Race: African American Marital Status: Married Age: 69 Children: 6 Grandchildren: 15 State you are from: Illinois State where you were charged: Illinois Charges: Count 1 = 21 U.S.C. Section 841(a)(1) & 846 Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Cocaine Base Count 2…
06. Euka Wadlington – LIFE -   Name: Euka Wadlington DOB: Feb , 1966 Race: African American Marital Status: Single Age: 50 Children: 5 Grandchildren: 3 State Raised: Illinois State Charged: Iowa Will release: Chicago, IL Charge: Non-violent crack conspiracy/attempt delivery Served to date: 17 years Started Sentence: May 10, 1999 Priors: 2 Prison Conduct: Clear/no…
07. Christopher Holyfield – LIFE - Pleas sign Christopher’s clemency petition on Change.org. Name:  Christopher Holyfield DOB: 9-16-68 Race: Black Marital Status: Married Age: 48 Children: 5 Grandchildren: 4 grandchildren Grew up: California Indicted: In Colorado Will Release: Rialto, California Charges:  Conspiracy to possess 50 grams or more & possession of 3 grams or less. Sentence: LIFE…
08. Clemency for Craig Cesal – Serving Life for Pot - My offense conduct is limited to the repair of trucks damaged when marijuana had been smuggled within the structure of the truck, I never bought, sold, used, aided and abetted, nor participated in any marijuana activity; I only provided repair support for truck drivers who did so.
09. Ricardo Riojas – Life for pot - Name: Ricardo Riojas DOB: 10/27/1942 Race: Hispanic Marital Status: Married Age: 74 years old Children: Five daughters (one deceased) ages 50, 45, 43 and 36 Grandchildren: 11 2 granddaughters 9 grandsons State raised: Texas State charged: Texas Will release: Laredo Texas Charge: Conspiracy to commit money laundry and Continuing Criminal…
10. Sherman Moore – LIFE - Name: Sherman Moore DOB: March 9th ,1961 Race: African American Marital Status: Married Age: 55 Children: 3 Grandchildren: 4 State raised: Illinois State charged: Illinois Release to: Chicago, Illinois Charges: Conspiracy to distrube “crack cocaine” Sentence: LIFE (under old 100 to 1 ratio) Served to date: 22 years. Started sentence on: Aug. 29 ,1995…
11. Jerry Vega – 30 years - Please sign Jerry’s change.org petition and watch the video of his daughter Jerri. Name: Jerry Vega DOB: 4-28-55; Age: 61 Nationality: Puerto Rican; Marital Status: Single Children: one daughter – Jerri Vega State from: New York State State Charged: NYS Will Live: New York Charges: Conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of cocaine…
12. Charles Scott – 51 years - Charles is #12 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Men who Deserve Clemency Sign and share Charles’s Change petition seeking support for clemency: Name: Charles Scott DOB: May 7,1975 Race: African American Marital Status: Single Age: 41 years of age Children: 1 daughter Grandchildren: 1 grandson State raised: Indiana State charged: Indiana Will release: Indianapolis,…
13 (a) Luke Scarmazzo – 21.8 years for Medical Marijuana - Luke and Ricardo Montes are co-defendants which is why they both hold the #13 position. Please sign this petition supporting their clemency on change.org  Luke Scarmazzo # 63131-097 DOB: 1980 Age: 35 Race: White Children: One daughter Charge: Conducting a continuing criminal enterprise and 2 counts of manufacture/possession of marijuana with…
14. Pedro Moreno – LIFE FOR POT - Name: Pedro Moreno #71498-079 DOB: Jan. 8 1960 Race: Hispanic Marital Status: widowed. Age: 57 Children: 3 Grandchildren: 3 State raised: Texas State charged: Texas Will live: Roma, Texas Charge: Conspiracy with intent to distribute marijuana, money laundering Sentence: LIFE Served to date: 20 Started Sentence on: Nov 19, 1996 Priors:…
15. Chad Marks – 40 years - Chad wrote a moving letter to President Obama the day after the election. Casey Tolan included Chad’s letter in this article in Fusion.  Chad is #15 and was included in an Op Ed written by Yale Law Students in Mic, on Dec 30, 2016, which identified numerous worthy applicants who…
16. Adam Clausen – 213 Years - Name: Adam B. Clausen DOB: 11/29/1975 Race: White Marital: Engaged to the most beautiful woman, inside and out, I’ve ever met. Age: 40 Children: None Grandchildren: None Charges: Hobbs Act Robbery and 924(c) Use of a Firearm Sentence: 213 YEARS Served to Date: 16 years & 3 months Started Sentence…
17. Alfonso Angel – 25 years - Please sign Alfonso’s change.org petition – his daughter, Pilar wants her father home badly. “My father has been incarcerated my whole life, and it has been challenging. Growing up, I have always yearned to see my dad walk through the front door one day and to be smothered with hugs and…
19. Michael Alexander – 22 years 4 months - Please sign Michael’s Change.org petition Name: Michael F. Alexander #33454-060 DOB: Dec. 1963 Children: 3 children : 30, 29 and 11 years old Grandchildren: 5 grandchildren Raised: Cleveland, Ohio Indicted: Cleveland, Ohio Will Live: Cleveland, Ohio Served: 11 years Charges: Poss. w/intent to distibute 3 and 1/2 kilo’s of powder…
20. Jackie McKubbin – Life reduced to 30 years in 2009 - Name: Jackie McKubbin D.O.B.: 12/25/63 Race: African American Marital Status: Married Age: 52 Children: 4 Grandchildren: 5 Raised: North Carolina Charged: North Carolina Will live: Charlotte, North Carolina Charge: Conspiracy To Possess With Intent To Distribute And Distribute Cocaine And Cocaine Base Within 1000 Feet Of A School Or Playground…
21. Manuel Soto-Herrerra – LIFE reduced to 30 years - Name: Manuel C. Soto-Herrera DOB: 4-7-1960 Race: Hispanic Marital Status: Married Age: 56 Children: 2 Grand Children: 2 Raised: Florida Charge: Alabama, Southern District Will reside: Hinesville, Georgia Charge: 21USC963, 18,USC 2 Conspiracy to import cociane. 21USC846, 18,USC Attempt to posses witd cocaine. Sentence: Life (2) On 4-7-2015  reduced to…
22. Larry Cason – 20 years - Please sign Larry’s change.org petition and share on social media. Name: Larry Eugene Cason, Jr DOB: March 2,1976 Marital Status: Single Children: 2 (daughters) State raised: North Carolina State Indicted: North Carolina Charge:  Possession with intent to distribute Sentence: 20 years imprisonment and 10 years supervised release Served: 13 years…
23. Tony Rutherford – 20 years - Name: Tony Rutherford DOB: October 19,1975 Race: Black Marital Status: Married for over 20 years Age: 41 Children: 2 Son’s and 2 Daughter’s Grandchildren: None State raised: Illinois State Charged: Illinois Will release to: Lincoln,Nebraska Charge: Possession with Intent To Distribute Sentence: 25 years, Amended to 20 years(2-level reduction”All drugs Minus Two”) Served to date:…
24. Bobby Poke – 25 years 10 months - Name: Bobby Poke Jr. DOB: 9.12.77 Race: Black Marital Status: Divorced Age:38 Children:7 Grandchildren: 1 State you are from: Illinois State where your were charged: Indiana Charge:(count 1)distribution of 5 Kilograms or more of cocaine(count 2) Possession with intent to Distribute 500 grams or more of Cocaine(count 3)Carrying a firearm in relation to a…
25. Michael Bryant – LIFE - Name: Michael Andrea Bryant DOB: 5/14/79. Race: Black Marital Status: Single Age: 37 Raised: Alabama Indicted: Alabama Sentence: LIFE Charges: Possession with intent to sell a controlled susbstance Served: 10 yrs Clemency status: Filed direct Accomplishments: Graduated drug program, real estate courses According to Michael: For the 73 grams of…
Darryl Solomon Hope – LIFE - Name: Darryl Solomon Hope DOB: February, 17, 1966 Race: African American Marital Status: Single Age: 50 Children: 7 children Grandchildren: 14 grandchildren State you are from: Florida State where you were charged: Florida Where will you release: Fort Lauderdale Charge: USC 841 &846 Conspiracy to distribute 5 kilograms, Ct 2: 924(c)…
Ferrell Scott – LIFE for marijuana - Washington Post covers the story of Ferrell Scott’s shocking clemency denial! Ferrell Scott in Raw Story Please sign Ferrell Scott’s petition to support his clemency. Name: Ferrell Damon Scott DOB: January 2nd, 1963 Race: Black Marital Status: Single Children: Skyler Scott age 26, Serrell Scott age 22, and Shamaiya Scott…
Blake Stover – LIFE Without Parole - Please sign Blake’s petition on change.org Name: Blake Hankins Stover DOB: 9/8/1960 Race: Caucasian Marital Status: Single Age: 55 Children: One Charge: Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute, in excess of 50 grams of methamphetamine, in excess of 500 grams of a mixture of methamphetamine, and…
Corvain Cooper – Life for Pot - Corvain Cooper is serving Life for Pot! Corvain Cooper, #643011-112 Offense: Distributing Marijuana; Money Laundering; Sentence: Life Without Parole – Natural Life Incarcerated Since: 2014 Date of Birth: 11/2/1979 Family: 2 young daughters, an elderly mother Priors: Possession of Marijuana Why commutation: Corvain desperately wants to  be able to take care of his ailing mother, Barbara, who…
25-A. Richard Wershe Jr. – LIFE Sentence – Michigan State - Name: Richard Wershe Jr. Death of Birth: 7-18-1969 Race: White Charge: Possession with Intent to Distribute over 650 grams of cocaine Sentence: Life without parole, later amended to life with the possibility of parole Served to date: 28 years Started Sentence on: 2-4-1988 Prior Offenses: None Prison Conduct: Exemplary Clemency…
25. B Clemency Michael “Meeko” Thompson – Defacto Life – State of Michigan - THIS IS A STATE CASE – NOT FEDERAL Name: Michael “Meeko” Thompson DOB: 4/19/51 Race: Black Age: 63 Children: 1 deceased 1 alive(but estranged) Grandchildren: 1 Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and Gun Charges Served: Over 20 years Length of sent: Defacto Life Priors: 3 priors Release date:  4/29/2038 Accomplishments- Michael…
Aaron Sandusky – 10 Years for State-Legal Medical Marijuana - Aaron Sandusky DOB: 01/08/1970 Children: None Charge: Conspiracy to manufacture and Distribute Marijuana Sentence: 10 years Incarcerated Since: 2012 Sentencing Date: 1/07/2012 Priors: DUI Alcohol Incidents: None Achievements: Prior to operating a dispensary, Aaron was successful in the mortgage industry prior to the 2008 meltdown caused by Wall Street. Profile…
Andrew Cox is serving LIFE for Pot! Andy Cox – Life for Pot - Andy Cox is Serving Life for Pot! Name: Andrew Cox, #89487-020 DOB: 7/13/1963 Children: 3 Offense:  Conspiracy to Manufacture Marijuana Sentence: Life plus 2 years Incarcerated Since: 2008 Priors: 2, for marijuana only Supporters: Lifeforpot.com; The CAN-DO Foundation; About Andy Cox’s Case – Life for Pot Post Release Plans: To spend time with my…
Michael David Knight – 17 years 6 months - Name: Michael David Knight # 09943-029 DOB: 7-4-1981 Age: 34 Children: one son, Victor, 15 years old. Charge: conspiracy to deliver marijuana and conspiracy to launder money Sentence Term: 17.5 years  (reduced from 22 years with amendment 782) Started serving: 1-2008 Release date: 4-28-2023 Served: Been incarcerated since march 2006 ( nearly…
Clemency for Wilfredo Barrios – Life Without Parole - Name: Wilfredo Barrios #: 21080-112 DOB: 4/16/63 Age: 53 (as of 2016) Marital Status: Married, Reyna Barrios Race: Hispanic Children: Three children; Christopher Barrios, Lisa Tovar, Brenda Barrios Health Status: Good; chronic care Sentence: LIFE Date Sentence Started: 9/3/2003 Years Served: 15 years Release Date: None Charge(s): 21 USC 848 (a)…
Lawrence Wallace – 21 years - Name: Lawrence Wallace #: 09507-059 DOB: 10/20/1967 Race: Caucasian Marital Status: Single Age: 49 (as of 2016) Children: Mystika Harlie Sky Wallace Charge: 21 USC 841 (c ): Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance Sentence: 21 years Years Served to Date: 9 years Sentence Started: 4/30/2007 Priors:…