President Obama clemencies

Alice Marie Johnson – FREE AT LAST – LIFE sent commuted!

Alice Marie Johnson – FREE AT LAST – LIFE sent commuted!

CAN-DO Foundation is elated that Kim Kardashian met with President Trump on May 30th, Alice Johnson’s birthday, to discuss her case.  It’s our hope that others in a position of power will consider propping up additional cases of individuals worthy … Read the rest

Join the CAN-DO Guardian Angel Program

Join the CAN-DO Guardian Angel Program

Amy Povah of the CAN-DO Foundation launched the Guardian Angel program to assign volunteers with prisoners seeking mercy through clemency.   In essence, our volunteers, many of whom have served time or are a family member of a prisoner are … Read the rest

4 CAN-DO Members Granted Clemency 5/5/2016

CAN-DO congratulates everyone on the list – especially Michelle Miles who was #13 on the CAN-DO Top 25

Women, plus Trevis Love, who sent the following email to Malik King – the CAN-DO prison outreach coordinator.

“Amy and you sent Read the rest

USA Today interviews Jason Hernandez at CAN-DO VIGIL for POWs at the White House

USA Today interviews Jason Hernandez at CAN-DO VIGIL for POWs at the White House

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

Congrats to Deneise Quintanilla – LIFE – Received Clemency on 1/17/17

Congrats to Deneise Quintanilla – LIFE – Received Clemency on 1/17/17

deniese-qDeneise Quintanilla is #4 on the CAN-DO Top 25 Women – please sign her change.org petition. 

Name: Deneise Anne Quintanilla
DOB: 9/3/68
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Age: 47
Children: 2 sons, 1 daughter
Grandchildren: 2 Grandsons, 1 Granddaughter
Charge:Read the rest

Pauline Kay Blake – 24 Years Received CLEMENCY on 08/03/16!!!

Pauline Kay Blake – 24 Years Received CLEMENCY on 08/03/16!!!

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 Matthews – Life – Received Clemency 12/19/16

Clinton Matthews – Life – Received Clemency 12/19/16

unnamed-2Clinton 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

Congrats to Donna McDaniel – 30 years – RECEIVED CLEMENCY on 11/22/16

Congrats to Donna McDaniel – 30 years – RECEIVED CLEMENCY on 11/22/16

Angels are singing because Donna McDaniel has received JUSTICE THROUGH CLEMENCY!  Congrats to all her family, mother Sue Barrow, brother, Joe Jackson who already received clemency on the same case!

Please sign Donna’s clemency petition.

Her brother, Dicky Joe Jackson, Read the rest

Clemency Recipient Trevis Love Credits CAN-DO!

Clemency Recipient Trevis Love Credits CAN-DO!

According to clemency recipient Trevis Love, “Amy and you [Malik King] sent a very important email out back in early April that really motivated me and got a new fire lit in me and lots of the guys here at Read the rest

Sign Our Petition Urging President Obama to Free the Top 25

Sign Our Petition Urging President Obama to Free the Top 25

 

The Top 25 Women Deserving Presidential Clemency is a list of extraordinarily worthy women whose time in federal prison should end.

Ramona Brant, Sharanda Jones, Josephine Ledezma, and so many more are now free! Lets bring … Read the rest

Antonio Lopez – 30 years Received CLEMENCY!!!

Antonio Lopez – 30 years Received CLEMENCY!!!

 

Name: Antonio Lopez, #33887-077
DOB:06/12/1969
Age:46
Children: 1 Adult daughter, 1 Granddaughter
Charge: Conspiracy to distribute Methamphetamine
Sentence:30 YEARS
Release Date: 2025
Started Sentence on: 1999
Served: 17 Years
Priors: 2 Felony Burglary of a Habitation … Read the rest

Clemency Recipients go to the White House, including CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah

Clemency Recipients go to the White House, including CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah

Amy women in prisonOn 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 and CAN-DO in Vocativ

Alice Marie Johnson and CAN-DO in Vocativ

Alice Marie Johnson is #1 on the Top 25 Women Who Deserve Clemency

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

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

Malik King – CAN-DO Prisoner Outreach Coordinator Meets Clemency Recipients

Malik King – CAN-DO Prisoner Outreach Coordinator Meets Clemency Recipients

Prison Outreach Coordinator Malik King met with clemency recipient Efram Douglas on June 22nd and provided the following detailed summery of their encounter.

Efrem Rahoman Douglas – Knoxville, TN
Offense: Possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of … Read the rest

Minnie Pearl Thomas in Denver Post – thanks to Change.org and CAN-DO

Minnie Pearl Thomas in Denver Post – thanks to Change.org and CAN-DO

Malik King, CAN-DO Prison Outreach Coordinator, put Katina Smith in touch with CAN-DO Founder, Amy Povah so she could ask if Katina wanted to start a change.org petition for her mother, Minnie Pearl Thomas who is #4 on the CAN-DO Read the rest

Angela LaPlatney – 20 years – Received clemency on 3/30/2016

Angela LaPlatney – 20 years – Received clemency on 3/30/2016

Angela LaPlatney received clemency on 3/30/2016.

Name: Angela La Platney #08713-091
DOB: 3/3/73
Age: 43
Children: 2 boys Bradley,21 & Tyler,20
Charge: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine
Sentence: 240 months
3/3/22 GCT or 9/24/24 Max
Started Sentence:Read the rest

Video Project

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

Luke Scarmazzo – 21.8 years for Medical Marijuana

Luke Scarmazzo – 21.8 years for Medical Marijuana

Luke’s co-defendant, Ricardo Montes received clemency. They were charged together and are co-defendants.   Please sign this petition supporting Luke’s clemency on change.org 

Luke Scarmazzo # 63131-097
DOB: 1980
Age: 37
Race: White
Raised: California
Tried: Went to trial in … Read the rest

Wilfredo Barrios – Life Without Parole

Wilfredo Barrios – Life Without Parole

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Wilfredo Barrios is Serving LIFE for Drugs – Please sign his Change.org petition

Name: Wilfredo Barrios #: 21080-112
DOB: 4/16/63
Age: 55
Race: Hispanic
Raised: in Guatemala until he was 18 years old when he arrived in the United States… Read the rest

Michael “Meeko” Thompson – Defacto Life – State of Michigan

Michael “Meeko” Thompson – Defacto Life – State of Michigan

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THIS IS A STATE CASE – NOT FEDERAL

Name: Michael “Meeko” Thompson
DOB: 4/19/51
Race: Black
Age: 63
Children: 1 deceased 1 alive(but estranged)
Grandchildren: 1
Charge: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and Gun Charges
Served: 21 years
Length of sent: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

Nancy Ferneau – Serving 25 years

Nancy Ferneau – Serving 25 years

 

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Please sign Nancy’s change.org clemency petition and share with others

Name: Nancy E.Ferneau #06966-059
DOB: 2/27/52
Race: Caucasian
Age: 66
Children: 2 daughters; Tina R.Estabrook, and Alicia K.Estabrook
Grandchildren: Tina has 3 boys and 1 girl, Alicia has … Read the rest

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