The CAN-DO Foundation has submitted a list of clemency candidates to the White House. One list was comprised solely of 22 people serving time for marijuana-only offenses. Most of these individuals have already served over 10 years and Antonio Bascaro … Read the rest
Welcome to CAN-DO: justice through clemency
CAN–DO is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation that advocates Clemency for All Non-violent Drug Offenders. CAN-DO has access to numerous cases, many of which are presented on … Read the rest
Felicia received clemency on President Obama’s last full day in office – Jan 19, 2017.
Vice news reached out to the CANDO Foundation seeking an interview with a clemency recipient that Obama commuted on his last day in office. We … Read the rest
Obama’s ramping up of commutations, which lessens an inmate’s prison time, was extraordinary given the historic rarity of it all, according to advocates.
“Everybody was hoping they’d see their name on the list,” said Povah, who herself was granted clemency … Read the rest
CAN-DO Founder and President, Amy Ralston Povah has had a busy November – first attending the Koch Institute’s Advancing Justice Summit in New Orleans from Nov. 3rd – 8th and more recently attending the Drug Policy Alliance’s conference in Washington … Read the rest
Schearean Means was #5 on the CAN-DO Top 25 women – she just received the best Holiday gift ever – MERCY!!!
Name: Schearean Means, Reg #19958001
Charge: Conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana… Read the rest
“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… Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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
John Knock is serving Life for Pot!
Please sign his change.org petition to raise awareness
John Knock #11150-017
First time offender
Will live: Philadelphia
Offense: Conspiracy to import, Conspiracy to distribute, Conspiracy to money … Read the rest
Corvain Cooper, #643011-112
Children: 2 daughters
Charges: Distributing Marijuana; Money Laundering;
Tried: Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte
Sentence: Life Without Parole
Incarcerated Since: 2014
Served:… Read the rest
THIS IS A STATE CASE – NOT FEDERAL
Name: Michael “Meeko” Thompson
Children: 1 deceased 1 alive(but estranged)
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and Gun Charges
Served: 21 years
Length of sent:… Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
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
It’s a great day because so many people are being released from the half-way house and/or BOP due to the 2 pt reduction that Beth and others who were on the Top 25 Women who Deserve Clemency, such as Therese … Read the rest