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CAN-DO and Rachel Hanson in Wall Street Journal on Biden’s clemency spree - By Sadie Gurman Updated Apr. 26, 2022 12:17 pm E WASHINGTON—President Biden on Tuesday granted his first pardons and commutations to 78     people...
CAN-DO pot prisoners in New York Post for 420 -   Huge thanks to Steven Nelson who quoted many of our pot prisoners in the following article, including, Pedro Moreno, Luke Scarmazzo, Donald Fugitt, Lance...
Clemency for 75 individuals + 3 Pardons from President Joe Biden - Clemency Recipient List APRIL 26, 2022•STATEMENTS AND RELEASES Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. is granting clemency to 78 individuals, consisting of three pardons and...
LaShonda Hall – 45 years – NOW FREE – Compassionate Release! - LaShonda Hall walked out of prison on Tuesday, April 12th, 2022! She is now home with her family and her battle to overcome a draconian...
Diana Marquez – 1st Offender – 30 years for pot! Compassionate release GRANTED! - Exciting update – Diana Marquez was called in to the halfway house on 12/28 to have her ankle monitor removed! Her compassionate release was granted...
Michelle West – 1st Offender – Serving Life Without Parole - Please sign Michelle’s Change.org petitionName: Michelle West 17809-039 Children: One daughter – Miquelle West Race: Human Grew up: Detroit, Michigan Tried: Detroit,Michigan Will Live: Los...
Anthony Viola – First Offender – Serving LIFE is NOW FREE! - Name: Anthony S. Viola #38206-053DOB:  August 17, 1942Race:  CaucasianMarital Status: Married 56 yearsAge: 78Children: 5  (3 biological)Grandchildren: 9State where you are from: New YorkState indicted:  New YorkWill release to: Wife and son and familyTrial...
Eva Palma Atencio – 1st Offender – LIFE is NOW FREE - Congratulations to Eva Palma Atencio and her family. She has finally received relief that is long overdue!  We will be adding more info after she...
Eric McCauley – serving 23 years for pot received Compassionate Release on 6/24/21 - Name: Eric Scott McCauleyDOB: 10-14-1981Race: whiteMarital Status: single Age: 39Children: 1Grandchildren: 0State where you are from: MOState indicted: MOWill release to: Columbia MOTrial or pled guilty:...
Lawrence McCarroll – 33 years — released on CARES Act! - We are so happy for Lawrence and his mother Judy who has been a CAN-DO Guardian Angel for many years. She was Lawrence’s biggest advocate...
Raquel Esquivel – 15 years for marijuana - Please sign Raquel’s change.org petition  Name: Raquel Esquivel DOB: December 1, 1983 Race: White/Hispanic Marital Status: Single Age: 37 Children: 3 children and currently 6...
NBC covers CARES Act cases and Clemency - Sept. 12, 2021, 6:37 AM PDT / Updated Sept. 13, 2021, 9:02 AM PDT By Patrice Gaines Brian Foster was released from prison nearly a year ago under...
Politico Breaks Story about Biden’s CARES Act Clemency Effort -       By SAM STEIN 09/13/2021 01:17 PM EDT The Biden administration has begun asking former inmates confined at home because of the pandemic...
Jessica Antunez – 20 years – CARES Act on 8/27/21 - Talked to Jessica on 8/27/21 after she was released from FCI Dublin and on her way home! She will be on home confinement and we...
High Times focuses on Pot Lifer Ismael Lira - Most Affected: Ismael Lira’s Family Torn Apart as a Cannabis Lifer This edition of Most Affected focuses on Ismael Lira, whose family was torn apart...
CAN-DO President Amy Ralston Povah on Rev Al Sharpton’s Politics Nation about CARES Act - Link below to an interview between Rev Al Sharpton and Amy Ralston Povah discussing the current state of affairs regarding the CARES Act and why...
New York Post references three CAN-DO cases: “Biden ‘exploring’ clemency for federal drug crimes” -   Biden ‘exploring’ clemency for federal drug crimes, Psaki says By Steven Nelson August 11, 2021 WASHINGTON — President Biden is “exploring” the idea of...
Intercept focuses on marijuana offenders – Diana Marquez and Raquel Esquivel - DIANA MARQUEZ HAS spent the last 14 months going on long walks, hitting the treadmill, and cooking with her daughter. She’s gotten to know her...
Politico focuses on CARES Act and Rufus Rochelle – quotes CAN-DO -         For weeks, the Biden administration has kept thousands of people in a state of panic by letting a single news report...
Jerry Vega – 30 years – received compassionate release on 12/21/20 - Please sign Jerry’s change.org petition and watch the video of his daughter Jerri. Name: Jerry Vega 30392-053 DOB: 4-28-55; Age: 65 Nationality: Puerto Rican; Marital Status: Single...
Honoring Men in Prison on Father’s Day – Huffpost - This article was written in 2017. Most the men featured in the Huffpost tribute to men in prison for Father’s Day are NOW HOME, including...
High Times featured Pot Lifer Pedro Moreno - Most Affected: Pedro Moreno is the Last Brother Still Incarcerated for a Family Pot Operation Pedro Moreno deserves to gain clemency from prison after serving...
New York Post spotlights 420 – asks CAN-DO for quotes from cannabis clemency candidates, Ismael Lira and Pedro Moreno - Ismael Lira and Pedro Moreno provided quotes to Steven Nelson regarding their hope for clemency under a Biden administration. On 4/20, pot prisoners ask Biden...
Evelyn Bozon Pappa – 1st Offender – Serving LIFE is NOW FREE! Compassionate release! - Congratulations to Evelyn Bozon Pappas and her entire family, especially her daughter, but the entire family fought the good fight and won!  Special thanks to...
Ricardo Riojas – Life for pot received Compassionate Release on 2-10-21! - Huge congratulations to Ricardo and his family, especially his daughter, Cynthia who called CAN-DO’s president, Amy Povah after she got the wonderful news!  It could...
Clemency recipient Chalana McFarland and her daughter Nia on PBS - Watch this extremely poignant segment on PBS entitled Mothers leaving prison encounter uphill battle as they try reconnecting with family that focuses on the reunification...
PBS special about Charles “Duke” Tanner’s clemency miracle! - The ability to pardon criminals is a unique power of a president, one that can be politically motivated and often draws criticism. But as Reveal’s...
Michael Pelletier – Serving Life for Pot – CLEMENCY GRANTED 1/20/21 - What an honor to meet Michael in person on the 420 Fishing trip that in Florida sponsored by Stacey Theis, Robert Platshorn, Freedom Grow Forever,...
Lavonne Roach – 30 Years – CLEMENCY GRANTED 1/20/21 - LaVonne has rebuilt herself from a pre-prison existence that is hard to fathom if you haven’t been there - an unremitting tale of alcohol, drugs, poverty, violence and abuse starting at age 11. LaVonne doesn’t deserve a second chance. She needs a first chance - a first chance to live in peace, to care for her ailing parents, to love her children, to help care for grandchildren who hardly know her.
David Barren – Life reduced to 30 years – Clemency Granted – TWICE!!! This time it’s time served! - Please sign David Barren’s change.org petition and share with your network.  Help us bring David home to his family. David Barren’s sentence was commuted from...
Chalana McFarland – 1st Offender – 30 years – Clemency Granted on 1/20/21 - Congratulations to Chalana McFarland who received clemency from President Trump on 1/20/21.  She was serving her sentence on house arrest due to CARES Act when...
John Knock – Serving Life for Pot – Clemency Granted 1/20/21. Congrats Beth Curtis – Life for pot! - I was arrested in 1996 and charged with conspiracy. I stood trial in 2000. I was found guilty of three conspiracy charges. It was a dry conspiracy developed by a reverse sting operation. The courts were allowed to charge “perceived” amounts at the time of my trial. I have been incarcerated for 18 years as a result of this conviction. I have been separated from my family for 20 years (2 yrs. at large and 18 yrs. in prison). I have watched our son grow from 3 into a young man of 23, through telephone calls and prison visiting rooms.
Corvain Cooper – Life for Pot Clemency Granted on 1/20/21 - Please sign Corvain Cooper’s change.org petition Corvain Cooper, #643011-112 DOB: 11/2/1979 Age: 41 Children: 2 daughters Residence: California  Charges: Distributing Marijuana; Money Laundering; Trial/Plea: Trial Tried: Western...
Adrianne Miller – 15 years – Clemency granted 1/20/21 - Please sign Adrianne’s change.org petition seeking clemency from President Trump Name: Adrianne Davis Miller #15437-002 Age: 42 Race: White Raised: Montgomery, Alabama Tried: Mobile Alabama Will live: Mobile...
Ferrell Scott – LIFE for marijuana – Clemency Granted on 1/20/21 - Washington Post covers the story of Ferrell Scott’s shocking clemency denial! Ferrell Scott in Raw Story           Name: Ferrell Damon Scott...