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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 - Michael Pelletier is Serving Life for Pot – Please sign his petition on Change.org. Michael Pelletier, #11109-036 Date of birth: 1/31/56 Age: 64 Offense:  Conspiracy...
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 - Spoke to Chalana McFarland after she was released from Coleman.  We welcome every release even if it’s house arrest. We will still continue to advocate...
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 #27797177 DOB: January 2nd, 1963...
Michael Harris – 19 years 7 months – Clemency Granted 1/20/21 - Please sign Michael’s change petition. Name: Michael Ray Harris DOB: 9/20/61 Age: 58 Raised: Los Angeles, California Tried: California Will live: California Children: 2 Charges: District Court Case No:...
Andrew Cox is serving LIFE for Pot! Andy Cox – Life for Pot is NOW FREE due to Compassionate release! - Andy Cox was Serving Life for Pot and walked out of prison on 1/6/20. We are elated for Andy and his family!!!  Please sign Andy...
Michael “Meeko” Thompson – 60 years for pot – Michigan received clemency from Michigan Gov Whitmer on 12/22/20 - THIS IS A MICHIGAN STATE CASE – NOT FEDERAL Name: Michael “Meeko” Thompson DOB: 4/19/51 Race: Black Age: 69 Children: 1 deceased 4 alive Grandchildren:...
Marcus Paige – 1st Offender – 25 years – NOW FREE due to Compassionate release filed by John Albanes through FAMM/NACDL clearing house! - Washington Examiner focuses on the compelling case of Marcus Paige supported by his uncle and NFL former football player Anthony Paige. Name: Marcus A Paige #34614007...
New York Post quotes several CAN-DO clemency candidates in annual Turkey pardon article by Steven Nelson - Trump will “pardon” gobblers named Corn and Cobin an annual tradition at the White House on Tuesday, but in a potential twist, allies and reform advocates...
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...
James “Jimmy” Romans – Life for Pot reduced to 30 years - Please sign Jimmy’s change.or petitions here Name: James Romans #10195-028 DOB: 7-7-1971 Race: White Marital status: Single Age: 49 Children: 3 children, 2 grandchildren Raised:...
Michelle West – 1st Offender – Two Life sentences plus 50 years - 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...
Angela Wright has served over a decade and needs clemency - By Joe ChenApr 3, 2020 Angela Wright, 43, has served approximately 13 years of a 30-year sentence for convictions of conspiracy to distribute and possession with...
Darrell J. Triplett, Sr. 30 years – Set Free on 12/21/20 due to compassionate release – First Step Act - Name: Darrell J. Triplett, Sr. #29658-044DOB: January 4, 1969Race: African AmericanMarital Status: Single Age: 51Children: Darrell J. Triplett, Jr. (27) Darrene Jamelah Triplett (23)Grandchildren: Nyla Rey Triplett State raised: CaliforniaState indicted: Topeka, Kansas Will release to:...
Vietnam Vet Michael Montalvo deserves clemency - By April BamburgApr 4, 2020 Michael Montalvo is a Vietnam veteran, father of two, and grandfather of three. CAN-DO Foundation, a criminal justice reform advocacy group,...
Rufus Rochelle deserves clemency per CAN-DO - By April BamburgApr 3, 2020 The CAN-DO Foundation supports Rufus Rochell in his bid for clemency. He was sentenced to 40 years and 8 months on...
CAN-DO back clemency for Jimmy Romans - By Bob PepalisMay 11, 2020 James Romans has spent nine years in prison working to better himself, including the completion of a 15-month dental assistant apprenticeship....
CAN-DO Foundation supports Pelletier as clemency candidate - By April Bamburg Apr 2, 2020 After President Trump commuted the sentences of multiple inmates in February, advocates are working to raise awareness of the cases...
CAN-DO supports Diana Marquez’s clemency - By Juliette FairleyApr 18, 2020 When Diana Marquez was sentenced to prison for money laundering and conspiracy to import and distribute marijuana, she was the young...
CAN-DO supports clemency for LaShonda Hall - When President Trump granted clemency to nearly a dozen people in February, this included Crystal Munoz, 40, who spent 12 years in prison after being...
John Bolen – First Offender – Life – Clemency Granted 10/21/20 - The CAN-DO Foundation is elated that President Trump has granted clemency to John Bolen so he can be reunited with his wife,  June and son...
Charles “Duke” Tanner – 30 years – First offender – Clemency Granted on 10-21-20 - The CAN-DO Foundation is thrilled that President Trump has granted clemency to Charles “Duke” Tanner so he can be reunited with his family, significant other,...
Michael Alexander – 22 years 4 months – NOW FREE - Please sign Michael’s Change.org petition Name: Michael F. Alexander #33454-060 DOB: Dec. 19, 1963 Children: 3 children : 30, 29 and 11 years old Grandchildren:...
Lenora Logan – Life reduced to 30 years- Immediate release on 8/13/20 Clemency on 10/21/20 - Name: Lenora Logan #11733-424 DOB: 10-21-60 Age: 59 Children: 3 Grandchildren: 11 Raised: Iowa Will live: Joliet, IL Charges: Conspiracy to distribute and sell crack...
Frank Merold – LIFE – received compassionate release – now free! - Name: Frank L. MeroldDOB June 6, 1958Age: 62Race: White AmericanRaised: Southern CaliforniaTried: Northern District of Florida, Gainesville.Will live: Hollywood, Florida, upon release.Trial or plea: Went...
Ronnie Lauderdale Life + 30 was given TIME SERVED due to compassionate release! - Name: Ronnie Lauderdale Clemency #: 288213DOB: 1-18-57Race: African AmericanMarital Status: Married – 30 yearsAge: 63Children: 2 Children; 1 son deceased; 1 daughterWill Live: Arkansas w/...
Darryl Solomon Hope – LIFE – Immediate release 4/10/20 but, state wanted more time for petty prior – Darryl walked out of prison on 1/1/21!!! Congratulations!!! - Please sign Darryl Solomon Hope’s change.org petition Name: Darryl Solomon Hope #28812-004 DOB: February, 17, 1966 Race: African American Marital Status: Single Age: 54 Children:...
Adam Clausen – 213 Years – compassionate release GRANTED thanks to Shon Hopwood! - Congrats to Adam Clausen and his family. Please sign Adam’s Change.org Petition Name: Adam B. Clausen #54213-066 DOB: 11/29/1975 Race: White Marital: Engaged to the...
Richard Lynn – serving LIFE won a compassionate release – new outdate June 29, 2020!!! - Elated to speak to Dickie today after he walked out of USP Coleman and into the arms of family and friends.  Here is a photo of Dickie...
Chad Marks – 40 years – won his compassionate release! - We are elated that Chad Marks sentence was reduced to 20 years and his new outdate is June 4, 2020, but his prosecutor filed an...