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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 - 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 – Clemency Granted on 1/20/21 - 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...