CAN-DO Foundation is elated that Kim Kardashian met with President Trump on May 30th, Alice Johnson’s birthday, to discuss her case. It’s our hope that others in a position of power will consider propping up additional cases of individuals worthy … 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
CAN-DO Founder, Amy Ralston Povah got more time than her kingpin husband or anyone in his entire entire organization of smugglers and dealers even though she was the least culpable. It’s convoluted and hard to believe, which is why we’ve … Read the rest
January 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
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
Kerry Reynolds hosts a weekly show about Cannabis News and requested an interview with CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah for what she hopes will become an ongoing series about people serving 10 – Life for drug non-violent drug cases.
Following headlines, … Read the rest
Watch out 7 minute video of clemency success stories!
CAN-DO wants to thank everyone for all your hard work, support and tenacity in this herculean effort to save people from more years, if not a lifetime of suffering behind bars. … Read the rest
Amy Povah started CAN-DO to not only promote and spotlight people seeking clemency, she included her desire to educate the public about the conspiracy law in the CAN-DO mission statement. It hasn’t been easy because reporters typically have never heard … Read the rest
Angie Jenkins, Ramona Brant and Amy Povah are featured in People’s Online Magazine as the REAL WOMEN of Orange is the New Black.
Netflix is releasing the new season of Orange is the New Black and People Magazine provides a … Read the rest
For Gleneisha Hayter, (Danielle’s daughter) Carl Jr. (Danielle’s son) Adrian Bernard, (Danielle’s sister) and Barbara (Danielle’s mom) and all her friends, family, advocates and loved ones, the nightmare is OVER! Danielle and her family are overjoyed to finally receive the … Read the rest
Josie’s long journey of suffering finally come to an end. She was told by her case manager that her sentence had been commuted by President Obama.
Josephine was #3 on CAN-DO’s Top 25 Women Who Deserve Clemency. CAN-DO Founder … Read the rest
Pauline Blake – #15 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Women, received CLEMENCY from President Obama on August 3, 2016.
On Sept. 1st, Milena Nelson Blake of the Stanford Project picked Pauline up, took her shopping and then took her to … Read the rest
Ricardo was called and given the wonderful news that he received clemency. His family can finally exhale and dream of a renewed future together.
Ricardo Ruiz Montes and Luke Scarmazzo are co-defendants who received 20 years for Medical Marijuana Dispensary … Read the rest
Clinton was #6 on the CAN-DO Top 25!
Message from Clinton Matthews: I been trying to reach you I am so relieved..I received the good news today and God is good.. you are the greatest. you have helped me to get … Read the rest
CAN-DO volunteered Dicky Joe’s case for the following PSA, as told by Actor Tim Robbins.
Talked to Joe Jackson today – he walked out of prison today, Sept 31st!!! Free At Last!
Got word from Joe’s daughter April that her … 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 of the guys here at … Read the rest
Congratulations to Mandy Martinson who received clemency from a 15 year sentence!
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
Priors: First Offense
Sentence: 15 years
Served: 12 years
Release Date: 10/21/2017 – due for release to … 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
Prison Outreach Coordinator Malik King met with clemency recipient Efram Douglas on June 22nd and provided the following detailed summery of their encounter.
Efrem Rahoman Douglas – Knoxville, TN
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of … Read the rest
CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah goes to Capitol Hill
On April 28th, Amy Povah of CAN-DO joined ranks with members of other organizations, including The Leadership Conference, ACLU and #cut50; an initiative of Van Jones’ Dream Corps. Together they walked the halls … Read the rest
Angela LaPlatney received clemency on 3/30/2016.
Name: Angela La Platney #08713-091
Children: 2 boys Bradley,21 & Tyler,20
Charge: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine
Sentence: 240 months
3/3/22 GCT or 9/24/24 Max
Started Sentence:… Read the rest
THIS PROJECT HAS ALREADY REACHED ITS DEADLINE AND IS NO LONGER SEEKING VIDEOS
CAN-DO has been tasked with making a video of formerly incarcerated people and family members of currently incarcerated people that we hope to share at several events, … Read the rest
Ramona Brant is setting social media on fire – this time on Brandon’s Humans of New York blog and Facebook page. Her image and story has already garnered over half-a-million likes and been shared over 20,000 times. It is … 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
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