Month: July 2015

Clemency and Pardon FAQs

As someone who has actually been through the process of filing and receiving executive clemency (I served 9 years of a 24 year sentence before being granted clemency by President Clinton),  I thought I would share some important factual Read the rest

CAN-DO in Buzzfeed News

CAN-DO President Amy Povah was interviewed by Buzz Feed and is quoted in the following article, as are two members of the CAN-DO Advisory Board, Dennis Cauchon, founder of  The Clemency Report and Beth Curtis, founder of Life For Pot:Read the rest

CAN-DO in Mother Jones featuring John Knock and Antonio Bascaro: Serving Life for Pot

Obama Just Granted Clemency to a Pot Lifer. But Dozens More Remain Behind Bars.
“We have many senior citizens who have already served decades for marijuana-only crimes that are being ignored.”
By Bryan Schatz | Wed Jul. 15, 2015 4:40 … Read the rest

President Obama Commutes the Sentences of 46 Prisoners.

While we are happy for everyone who received a commutation, we look forward to many more deserving applicants who are waiting in the pipeline, many of whom spotlighted on the CAN-DO website.  Listen to President Obama’s comments on CNN NewsRead the rest

How to Enhance Your Chances for Clemency

Executive Clemency Petition in Malibu, CA

Tips Prisoners Can Use to Enhance Chances at an Executive Clemency Petition in Malibu, CA.

If you are going to file a clemency petition please do not re-hash the particulars of your case. This … Read the rest

Moe Foley – 27.5 years for pot – NOW FREE!

Maurice Foley 

Maurice “Moe” Foley, #20211-068
Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute 700 – 1000 kilos of marijuana, plus 5 years for owning a gun which was locked in a safe
Sentence: 27 1/2 years
Incarcerated Since: 2003
Priors: juvenile offense for … Read the rest

Melissa Trigg – 1st Offender – 15 years


We were elated to get the wonderful news that Melissa was scheduled to go to a halfway house on Nov 14th.  This is a date many of us have waited for!  Congrats to the entire Trigg family.

Please Sign Melissa Read the rest

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