Clemency cases

CAN-DO has a new petition on Change.org – PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE!

CAN-DO has a new petition on Change.org – PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE!

We have started a new petition on Change.org seeking support for a reversal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions directive to escalate the drug war, seize more property, treat the opioid crisis as a criminal issue and allow the DEA to … Read the rest

Business Insider publishes our Open Letter seeking clemency for more women

Business Insider publishes our Open Letter seeking clemency for more women

CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah collaborated with The Council* to write an ‘Open Letter’ to President Obama which was published in Business Insider on Dec 12, 2016.  CAN-DO coordinated with other advocacy organizations plus reached out to, and secured 42 … Read the rest

Amy Povah in Reason Magazine on Drug Conspiracy Cases

Amy Povah in Reason Magazine on Drug Conspiracy Cases

Amy Povah started CAN-DO to not only promote and spotlight people seeking clemency, she included her white housedesire 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

Congrats to Dicky Joe Jackson – LIFE – received clemency on 8/3/16

Congrats to Dicky Joe Jackson – LIFE – received clemency on 8/3/16

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

Michael Holmes – Serving Life is NOW FREE!!!

Michael Holmes – Serving Life is NOW FREE!!!

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Michael Holmes walked out of prison on April 18, 2017 after 18 years. He received clemency on 12/19/16

Michael Holmes was lucky #10 on Top 25 – and finally got his DREAM COME TRUE!  Clemency!!!
Michael’s change.org petition on the Read the rest

Donella Harriel – 22 years – CLEMENCY GRANTED on 8/3/2016

Donella Harriel – 22 years – CLEMENCY GRANTED on 8/3/2016

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Donella Harriel granted clemency on Aug 3, 2016 – is still in limbo due to a detainer.

MEDIA: Read about Donella’s story in the Influence and Alternet.

Race: Black
Marital Status: single
Age: 39
Children: 2 kids
State raised: Florida… Read the rest

Lazara Ordaz – 35 years

Lazara Ordaz – 35 years

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DOB: 12/17/58
Race: AFRO-CUBAN
Marital Status: Single
Age: 57
Children: One daughter – LAZARA SERRANO
State you are from: Florida
State where you were charged: PHILADELPHIA
Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute More than 3 Kilos of controlled substance … Read the rest

Mary Rose Ziman – 27 Years

Mary Rose Ziman – 27 Years

Extremely ill – been hospitalized several times, blind in one eye – losing sight in the other eye, denied clemency and compassionate release.

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Age: 69
DOB: 03/31/1949
Children: 9 children (including step and adopted) 28 grandchildren … Read the rest

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