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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,...
Lavonne Roach – 30 Years - 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 – still serving time after Obama granted his clemency…still needs clemency! - 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...
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:...
Rufus Rochell – Serving 40 years walked out of FCI Coleman on 4/24/20. BOP gave him home confinement. - Name: Rufus Rochell #08628-017DOB: 10-9-51Age: 69Race: BlackRaised: FloridaTried: Northern District of Florida (Gainesville Division)Will live: Ft. Lauderdale, FloridaCharges: Conspiracy with intent to distribute 50 grams or...
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...
Michael Pelletier – Serving Life for Pot - 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...
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/...
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...
Craig Cesal – 1st offender – Serving Life for Pot was released by BOP to home confinement due to COVID-19! - My offense conduct is limited to the repair of trucks damaged when marijuana had been smuggled within the structure of the truck, I never bought, sold, used, aided and abetted, nor participated in any marijuana activity; I only provided repair support for truck drivers who did so.
Phyllis Hood – 22 years – on home confinement - Happy that Phyllis Hood was released by the BOP to home confinement. Phyllis Hood – 28114-112 Age: 64 DOB: 10/24/1955 Race: White Children: 1 son Raised: Fontana,...
Chalana McFarland – 1st Offender – 30 years – given house arrest by BOP on 6/9/20 - 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...
Elisa Castillo – 1st Offender – LIFE – NOW FREE due to compassionate release! - Please sign Elisa’s Clemency Petition. Elisa was released on May 30th due to compassionate release and is home with her family. We are overjoyed!  Name: Elisa Castillo 67003-179...
Shanita McKnight – 1st Offender – 20 years – released by BOP to home confinement - Although Shanita is on home confinement now, we are still vigorously advocating for her clemency! Please sign and share Shanita’s clemency petition on Change.  Name:...
Brian Johnson – Life without parole – NOW FREE thanks for First Step Act - CAN-DO identified Brian as a First Step Recipient and he was interviewed by Cut50’s Louis L. Reed.  No need to sign Brian Johnson’s change.org petition...
Rashundria Burkes – 15 years 6 months sent to Home Confinement due to COVID-19 - We are happy the BOP released Rashundria Burkes to home confinement for her safety! We are still pursuing #Clemency but gain comfort that she is safe...
Elizabeth Rushing – 1st Offender – 24 years – released early due to COVID-19 - Please sign and share Elizabeth’s Change.org petition  Exciting news for the Rushing family now that Liz is safe at home with her family. Name: Elizabeth...
Diana Marquez – 1st Offender – 30 years for pot! Early release set for May 22 by BOP due to COVID-19 - Diana Marquez will be going home on house arrest due to COVID-19 – we will still pursue her clemency but elated she will be safe...
Felix Walls – LIFER, set free on 4/24/20 due to compassionate release! - CAN-DO is elated to report that Felix Walls received a compassionate release and will walk out of prison on 4/24/20! Please sign and share Felix’s...
Daniel Brown – 42 years – NOW FREE on Compassionate Release! - Read about Daniels story in Wall Street Journal by Sadie Gurman: Name: Daniel Lynn Brown Race: Caucasian Marital Status: WidowedAge: 43Children: One DaughterState Indicted: IowaWill...
CAN-DO members Rufus Rochell and Chad Marks in Wall Street Journal re: Covid-19 - Prison and jail officials trying to stem the spread of the new coronavirus behind bars are releasing thousands of prisoners to await trial or serve...
Most vulnerable prison population is in great peril… - Roughly 50,000 inmates at federal prisons meet criteria for release to home confinement based on guidelines in the CARES Act, and the Department of Justice...
CAN-DO’s Daniel Brown in Wall Street Journal seeking compassionate release - Daniel Brown has sought his release at least five times during his 14 years behind bars. Now the coronavirus pandemic might offer him his greatest...
Crystal Munoz, Tynice Hall and Judith Negron among clemency recipients by President Trump - Advocates for justice overhaul said Mr. Trump should be praised for his interventions. “Some people are trying to bash Trump for letting people circumvent the...
Crystal Munoz – serving 15 years for pot received CLEMENCY on 2/18/2020 - Receiving clemency would alter my whole future, and the future of my spouse and children, not to mention my other family members who sacrifice their time to help take care of my children. It means that I can be a mother to my children and a wife to my husband. I can be there to feed and take them to school and help raise them.
Judith Negron – 35 years – First offender received CLEMENCY on 2/18/2020 - Please sign Judith Negron’s change.org petition Name: Judith C. Negron #95719-004 Age: 48 Race: White (Hispanic) Raised: Florida Tried: Florida Will Live: Florida Charges: Initial Indictment:...
Tynice Hall – 28 years received CLEMENCY on 2/18/2020 - Please Sign Tynice Hall’s Change.org Petition Name: Tynice Hall # 34596-177 DOB: 7/27/1983 Age: 36 Marital Status: Single Children:  One son, Jonathan Raised: Texas Tried:...
Maurice Clifton Sr. 33 years 4 months NOW FREE 12/10 due to First Step Act - Just spoke with Maurice Clifton who is FREE AT LAST!!! Please sign Maurice Clifton’s change.org petition Name: Maurice Clifton Sr. #28332077 DOB: June 24, 1965...
Mary Beth Looney – serving 42 years is NOW FREE thanks to First Step Act - Congratulations to Mary Beth Looney who received clemency on 12/19/16 but still had to serve 6 more years.   Thanks to the First Step Act...
Rufus Rochell in Daily Beast by Sam Stein - As he watched CNN from inside the federal correctional complex in Coleman, Florida, Rufus Rochell couldn’t suppress his joy at the news of Conrad Black....
Sign our petition to FREE ALL POT PRISONERS! - 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...