#clemencyisjustice

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

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

CAN-DO worked with BBC on article about Family Members of Clemency Applicants

CAN-DO worked with BBC on article about Family Members of Clemency Applicants

BBC reporter Jessica Lussenhop contacted the CAN-DO Foundation seeking insight to worked together for over a year after Jessica contacted CAN0DO seeking a connection to clemency applicants.   Jessica wanted to communicate with several prisoners over the course of many … Read the rest

Watch the CAN-DO video of clemency recipients and applicants

CAN-DO was tasked with the almost impossible job of creating a film for the events surrounding the White House Briefing on Life After Clemency.  CAN-DO and Harm Reduction Productions teamed up with Earthstream Media to produce a video of … Read the rest

CAN-DO in Mother Jones about Pres. Obama’s clemencies

CAN-DO in Mother Jones about Pres. Obama’s clemencies

CAN-DO Founder, Amy Ralston Povah was squirming in her seat during the White House convening on Women in Prison on 3/30/2016 because she had just dropped off her dear friend, Angie Jenkins, who she’d served time with at FCI Dublin … Read the rest

17. Alfonso Angel – 25 years

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 … Read the rest

Rose Summers – 1st Offender – 24 Years

Rose Summers – 1st Offender – 24 Years

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DOB: 9-11-70
Age: 45
Children: 1 son – Victor
Race: White
Raised: Grand Prarie, Texas
Tried: Dallas, Texas
Will live: Dallas, Texas
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth and Money Laundering
Sentenced: May 7, 1997
Sentence: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: 67
DOB: 03/31/1949
Children: 9 children (including step and adopted) 28 grandchildren … 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

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