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Paul Free – Serving Life For Pot – Received Clemency on 12/19/16!!!

Paul Free – Serving Life For Pot – Received Clemency on 12/19/16!!!

“OK FOLKS STAY TUNED – I WAS JUST TOLD TO REPORT TO THE WARDEN’S OFFICE AT 11:30 THIS AM (IT IS 8 AM NOW) COULD IT BE CLEMENCY? I THINK SO. LOVE TO ALL p free”.  We have confirmation!!! YAY

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Do’s and Don’ts When Writing to the Pardon Attorney or President

Dos and Donts when writing the Pardon Attorney

Before you get started, know that timing is everything. We have received no indication that President Trump is interested in granting clemency at this time.  We do not discourage people … Read the rest

CAN-DO in Buzzfeed News

CAN-DO in Buzzfeed News

CAN-DO President Amy Povah was interviewed by Buzz Feed and is quoted in the following article, as are two members of the CAN-DO Advisory Board, Dennis Cauchon, founder of  The Clemency Report and Beth Curtis, founder of Life For Read the rest

Clemency and Pardon FAQ

Clemency and Pardon FAQ

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

How to Enhance Your Chances for Clemency

How to Enhance Your Chances for Clemency

Tips Prisoners Can Use to Enhance Chances at Executive Clemency

If you are going to file a clemency petition please do not re-hash the particulars of your case. This is not the time to re-litigate, rather a time to accept … Read the rest

Antonio Bascaro – Serving LIFE for pot – Served 38 years

Antonio Bascaro – Serving LIFE for pot – Served 38 years

Antonio is #1 because he has served more time for pot than anyone in the nation.

Please sign the change.org petition requesting clemency for Antonio Bascoro 

Antonio Bascaro, #03846-021
Children:
Daughter, Aicha Bascaro 3 Children 8 Grandchildren
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Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda – Serving Life for Pot

Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda – Serving Life for Pot

Leopoldo is in hospice and due to his poor health, will probably not be released. He should not die in prison but we fear this will be his fate unless there is mercy.

Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda

NAME: Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda 81659-071
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Michael Pelletier – Serving Life for Pot

Michael Pelletier – Serving Life for Pot

Michael Pelletier is Serving Life for Pot – Please sign his petition on Change.org

Paraplegic Michael Pelletier is serving LIFE for POTMichael Pelletier, #11109-036
Age:
62
Offense:  Conspiracy to Import and Distribute Marijuana
Sentence: Life without parole
Incarcerated Since: 2006
Served: 12. years
Raised: Madawaska, Maine… Read the rest

John Knock – Serving Life for Pot

John Knock – Serving Life for Pot

John Knock is serving Life for Pot!
Please sign his change.org petition to raise awareness

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John Knock #11150-017
First time offender

http://www.johnknock.com
http://www.lifeforpot.com

Raised: Nebraska
Tried: Florida
Will live: Philadelphia
Offense:
Conspiracy to import, Conspiracy to distribute, Conspiracy to money … Read the rest

Craig Cesal – 1st offender – Serving Life for Pot

Craig Cesal – 1st offender – Serving Life for Pot

Sign Craig Cesal’s change.org petition – he has over 159,000 signatures and counting.  Please help us reunite Craig with his family. 

The CAN-DO Foundation worked with The Young Turks on an “Injustice series” that releases a video every Wednesday.  Craig … Read the rest

Corvain Cooper – Life for Pot

Corvain Cooper – Life for Pot

Please sign Corvain Cooper’s change.org petition

Corvain Cooper, #643011-112
DOB:
11/2/1979
Age: 38
Children: 2 daughters
Residence: California 
Charges: Distributing Marijuana; Money Laundering;
Trial/Plea: Trial
Tried: Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte
Sentence: Life Without Parole
Incarcerated Since: 2014
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Billy Dekle – Serving Life for Pot Is Now Free – Clemency

Billy Dekle – Serving Life for Pot Is Now Free – Clemency

Former Marine, Billy Dekle was serving Life for Pot

Billy Dekle has called several times since his release, the last time was on February 29th
to talk about his half-way house woes.  We remember the days when clemency recipients did
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Charles “Fred” Cundiff – Received Clemency – 12/18/2015

Charles “Fred” Cundiff – Received Clemency – 12/18/2015

We are happy to announce that Charles Cundiff serving life for pot won the clemency lottery.  On Jan. 12th, he arrived at a half-way house and could use financial assistance and clothes to start a new life.   Thank you

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Moe Foley – 27.5 years for pot – NOW FREE!

Moe Foley – 27.5 years for pot – NOW FREE!

Maurice Foley 

Maurice “Moe” Foley, #20211-068
Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute 700 – 1000 kilos of marijuana, plus 5 years for owning a gun which was locked in a safe
Sentence: 27 1/2 years
Incarcerated Since: 2003
Priors: juvenile offense … Read the rest

President Obama Grants Clemency to Darrell Hayden serving Life For Pot!

President Obama Grants Clemency to Darrell Hayden serving Life For Pot!

According to Huffington Post, Francis Darrell Hayden and 21 other federal inmates, will have their sentences commuted on July 28, 2015, after President Obama signed their clemency petitions today.

Darrell, who was serving a sentence of life for pot, … Read the rest

CAN-DO Attends Congressman Ted Lieu’s Swearing in Ceremony

CAN-DO Attends Congressman Ted Lieu’s Swearing in Ceremony

CAN-DO Founder Amy Ralston Povah attended (D-CA) Congressman Ted Lieu’s Swearing in Ceremony on Sunday, March 1 at UCLA’s prestigious Royce Hall.

Directly after “God Bless America,” and before Lieu took the stage, the fire alarm went off and to everyone’s … Read the rest

Posters

 

What Do I Need and How Much Will it Cost to Make Life for Pot Posters?

1. Choose which size poster you want to make.  We have graphics available for two sizes: a full size foam board poster (20X30), … Read the rest

Men Deserving Clemency – Larry Duke – Life for Pot – NOW FREE

Men Deserving Clemency – Larry Duke – Life for Pot – NOW FREE

Larry Duke was released from serving Life for Pot on March 5th, 2014 for Compassionate Release.

CONGRATS TO LARRY DUKE – DETAILS HERE!!!

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Offense: Two counts, both 846’s Count(1). Conspiracy (2). Attempt
Sentence: Life Without Parole … Read the rest

Michelle West – 1st Offender – Two Life sentences plus 50 years

Michelle West – 1st Offender – Two Life sentences plus 50 years

Please sign Michelle’s Change.org petition
Name: Michelle West 17809-039
Children: One daughter – Miquelle West
Race: Human
Grew up: Detroit, Michigan
Tried: Detroit, Michigan
Will Live: Los Angeles, CA
Charges: Count (2) Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, (3) Aiding & … Read the rest

Lavonne Roach – 30 Years

Lavonne Roach – 30 Years

Please sign and share Lavonne’s change.org petition seeking support for her clemency.

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Lavonne Roach 10431-073
Age: 54
Race: Native American – Lakota Sioux
Children: 3 children and 7 grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Meth
Sentence: 30 Years
Sentenced: 1997
Served: 21 … Read the rest

Barbara Pacheco – 20 years – DENIED

Barbara Pacheco – 20 years – DENIED

Name: Barbara Pacheco #05776-030
DOB:12/26/1958
Age: 59
Children: 1 son – Jay (38) 1 daughter Samantha (35) 5 grandchildren – all girls.
Race: White
Charge: Conspiracy to Deliver 500 grams.
Served: 12 years
Sentence: 20 years
Sentenced in: 2006Read the rest

Andrea Joy James – 27 years 6 months

Andrea Joy James – 27 years 6 months

Name: Andrea Joy James #17868-056
DOB: 04/03/1966
Age: 52
Children: 1 Daughter – 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons
Race: Black
Raised: Jamaica
Tried: North Carolina
Charge: Conspiracy to possess and distribute cocaine base
Year Sentenced: 1999
Sentence: 27.6
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Lori Kavitz – 1st Offender – 24 Years IS NOW FREE!!!!

Lori Kavitz – 1st Offender – 24 Years IS NOW FREE!!!!

Lori Kavitz called CANDO from the airport in Orlando on May 16, 2018 – her freedom day! 

Sent. Judge Mark Bennett supports Lori’s clemency

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DOB:
10/15/58
Age: 57
Race: White
Children: 2 sons, 3 grandchildren
Charge: Conspiracy … Read the rest

Rita Becerra – 1st Offender – 27 Years

Rita Becerra – 1st Offender – 27 Years

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

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