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
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
On March 30, and 31st, CAN-DO President and Founder Amy Povah spent two days at the White House attending events focused on Women and the Criminal Justice System and Life After Clemency. But that’s not all.
Nkechi Taifa, a senior … Read the rest
Alice Marie Johnson has been in prison for 20 years, serving a life sentence without parole for a non-violent drug crime. The 60-year-old mother was sentenced in … Read the rest
The Leadership Conference, ACLU and #CUT50 partnered for a spectacular day on Capitol Hill, March 31st, to lobby for The Fair Sentencing and Corrections Act of 2015. Listen to speeches by celebs and a panel discussion moderated by Van Jones … 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
Name: Michael David Knight # 09943-029
Children: one son, Victor
Raised: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Tried: Northern District of Iowa
Will Live: … Read the rest
Name: Rhonda J. Turpin. #31460-060
Race: African American
Children: Two daughters; six grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy to commit bank fraud and tax fraud
Sentence: 17 years
Release Date: 11/05/2019
Started Sentence on: Oct 18, 2004
Served: 11 years
Prison Conduct: … Read the rest
Lori Kavitz called CANDO from the airport in Orlando on May 16, 2018 – her freedom day!
Sent. Judge Mark Bennett supports Lori’s clemency
Lori Kavitz 02310-029
Children: 2 sons, 3 grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy … Read the rest
Linda walked out of federal prison on April 13, 2017 and is now in Kalamazoo Michigan! Congratulations to Linda and her family – what a milestone!
Name: Linda Lee Byrnes – 68415-079
Marital Status: Single
State Linda … Read the rest
Minnie Thomas is #5 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Women was given the miracle of freedom on Aug 3, 2016 by President Obama.
CAN-DO worked with Katina Smith to get a change.org petition up supporting her mother’s clemency. The … Read the rest
Rita Becerra’s clemency petition was tragically denied on August 8, 2016. CAN-DO wants accountability and transparency with regard to why first offenders were passed over in favor of repeat offenders, especially when the applicants are women with perfect prison conduct … Read the rest
We are all rejoicing for Michelle Miles who walked out of prison on June 1, 2016. Thank you President Obama! We still have a long way to go. There are many more worthy candidates on this website. Please keep … Read the rest
CONGRATULATIONS to Teresa Mechell Griffin – was #6 on CAN-DO’s Top 25
Age: 50 (in a few days)
Children: 4 children, 2 grandchildren
Race: African American
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Base
Served: 26 yrs
Sentence: LIFE … Read the rest