Amy Povah

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

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

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah in The Hill Pushing CJ Reform

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah in The Hill Pushing CJ Reform

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah is taking on Senator Tom Cotton because he’s holding up a bipartisan bill for criminal justice reform entitled The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015.  Senator Cotton is from Amy’s home state of Arkansas … Read the rest

Op Ed in Fusion Urging President to Pardon More Women by Amy Povah

Op Ed in Fusion Urging President to Pardon More Women by Amy Povah

When Amy Ralston Povah was escorted across the compound at FCI Dublin, after President Clinton granted her clemency, she told the women she would never forget them. Fifteen years later, Amy is still fighting to garner attention for the women … Read the rest

Clemency Recipient Trevis Love Credits CAN-DO!

Clemency Recipient Trevis Love Credits CAN-DO!

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 of the guys here at Read the rest

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

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 granting clemency at this time.  We do not discourage people … Read the rest

CAN-DO in Buzzfeed News

CAN-DO in Buzzfeed News

CAN-DO President Amy Povah was interviewed by Buzz Feed and is quoted in the following article, as are two members of the CAN-DO Advisory Board, Dennis Cauchon, founder of  The Clemency Report and Beth Curtis, founder of Life For Read the rest

Obama Visits El Reno Federal Prison – Watch His Speech!

Obama Visits El Reno Federal Prison – Watch His Speech!

 Watch President Obama’s speech at El Reno Federal Prison and other related videos on Al Jezeera

President Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison – historic moments that he will be remembered most fondly for.  Future … Read the rest

Clemency and Pardon FAQ

Clemency and Pardon FAQ

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

How to Enhance Your Chances for Clemency

How to Enhance Your Chances for Clemency

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

Alfonso Angel – 25 years

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 … Read the rest

CAN-DO Attends Congressman Ted Lieu’s Swearing in Ceremony

CAN-DO Attends Congressman Ted Lieu’s Swearing in Ceremony

CAN-DO Founder Amy Ralston Povah attended (D-CA) Congressman Ted Lieu’s Swearing in Ceremony on Sunday, March 1 at UCLA’s prestigious Royce Hall.

Directly after “God Bless America,” and before Lieu took the stage, the fire alarm went off and to everyone’s … Read the rest

Amy in Action – CAN-DO Founder Amy Ralston Povah

Amy in Action – CAN-DO Founder Amy Ralston Povah

Amy Ralston Povah Goes to DC – 2014

 

Amy Meets Gore Vidal

Amy spoke to the iconic Gore Vidal about her CAN-DO Foundation. Vidal was outspoken about ending the drug war and congratulated Amy on her efforts to raise … Read the rest

Therese Crepeau is FREE at LAST – Thanks to Drugs Minus Two!

Therese Crepeau is FREE at LAST – Thanks to Drugs Minus Two!

CAN-DO NEWS – 2 Point Reduction Really Helps Some Inmates!

Congratulations to Therese Crepeau, who walked out of prison today after serving 21 years on a 26 year sentence thanks to the  new 2 Point Reduction program..  We can’t wait to … Read the rest

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