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

Lawrence Wallace – 21 years

Lawrence Wallace – 21 years


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Larry’s sentence was increased by 17 years due to a 13-year-old minor drug prior. Please Sign his Change.org Petition!

Name: Lawrence Wallace #: 09507-059
DOB: 10/20/67
Age: 50
Race: Caucasian
Raised: California
Tried: North Dakota
Will live: North Dakota
Charge:Read the rest

Lazara Ordaz – 35 years

Lazara Ordaz – 35 years

Please sign Lazara’s change.org petition 
Name:
Lazara Ordaz #10431-073
DOB: 12/17/58
Race: AFRO-CUBAN
Marital Status: Single
Age: 59
Children: One daughter
Resident state: Florida
State charged: Philadelphia
Will live: Philadelphia
Charges: Conspiracy to Distribute More than 3 Kilos of controlled … Read the rest

Angela Wright – 30 years

Angela Wright – 30 years

Angela WrightPlease sign Angela Wright’s clemency petition:
Name: Angela C. Wright #: 12118-017
DOB: 1/1/1977
Age: 41
Marital Status: Single
Children: One son, Brad Moore, Jr.
Sentence: 30 years, 4 months
Date Sentence Started: 2/24/2007
Years served: 11
Release Date: 3/2026… Read the rest

Mary Rose Ziman – 27 Years

Mary Rose Ziman – 27 Years

Congratulations to Mary Ziman – she is finally free.  Her son Corey picked her up from FCI Greenville and here are the photos of her happy freedom day!

She had been hospitalized several times, blind in one eye – losing … Read the rest

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