Month: April 2016

Wilfredo Barrios – Life Without Parole


Wilfredo Barrios is Serving LIFE for Drugs – Please sign his petition

Name: Wilfredo Barrios #: 21080-112
DOB: 4/16/63
Age: 57
Race: Hispanic
Raised: in Guatemala until he was 18 years old when he arrived in the United States… Read the rest

Tynice Hall – 28 years received CLEMENCY on 2/18/2020

Please Sign Tynice Hall’s Petition
Name: Tynice Hall # 34596-177
DOB: 7/27/1983
Age: 36
Marital Status: Single
Children:  One son, Jonathan
Raised: Texas
Tried: Texas
Will Live: Lubbock, TX
Charge(s): Conspiracy to Distribute and Possession with Intent to Distribute … Read the rest

Karen Davis – 20 years is NOW FREE!

Karen Davis by herself

Congratulations to Karen Davis who is NOW FREE thanks to the First Step Act.

Name: Karen L. Davis # 40291-074
DOB: 5/12/71
Age: 48
Race: Black
Marital Status: Married.
Children : Seven children, Timothy Benford, Nathan Benford, Willie Davis, Jr., … Read the rest

Cheryl Howard – Life – Received Clemency on 12/19/16

Fox News 13 in Tampa interviewed Cheryl’s daughter, Lavithia Howard and CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah – watch the video: 


Message from Cheryl Howard to CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah: “WOW!! I am OVER JOYED right now!!  God said he would restore … Read the rest

Charceil Kellam – Life Without Parole received CLEMENCY!

Charceil_Current_PictureName: Charceil Kellam #059920-084
DOB: 3-3-64
Children:Perry 33,Elijah19,Nyjah14
Charge: Conspiracy to dist, poss, poss to dist.
Sentence: 2 LIFE PLUS 30YRS
Release Date: unknown
Served: 10 yrs sept-2016 locked-up since sept.2006
Started Sentence: sentenced Aug27,2007… Read the rest

Antonio Lopez – 30 years Received CLEMENCY!!!


Name: Antonio Lopez, #33887-077
Children: 1 Adult daughter, 1 Granddaughter
Charge: Conspiracy to distribute Methamphetamine
Sentence:30 YEARS
Release Date: 2025
Started Sentence on: 1999
Served: 17 Years
Priors: 2 Felony Burglary of a Habitation … Read the rest

Clemency Recipients go to the White House, including CAN-DO Founder Amy Povah

Amy women in prisonOn March 30, and 31st, CAN-DO President and Founder Amy Povah spent two days at the White House attending events focused on Women and the Criminal Justice System and Life After Clemency.  But that’s not all.

Nkechi Taifa, a senior … Read the rest

CAN-DO worked with BBC on article about Family Members of Clemency Applicants

BBC reporter Jessica Lussenhop contacted the CAN-DO Foundation seeking insight to worked together for over a year after Jessica contacted CAN0DO seeking a connection to clemency applicants.   Jessica wanted to communicate with several prisoners over the course of many months … Read the rest

Watch the CAN-DO video of clemency recipients and applicants in front of the White House – 2016

CAN-DO was tasked with the almost impossible job of creating a film for the events surrounding the White House Briefing on Life After Clemency.  CAN-DO and Harm Reduction Productions teamed up with Earthstream Media to produce a video of … Read the rest

Minnie Pearl Thomas in Denver Post – thanks to and CAN-DO

Malik King, CAN-DO Prison Outreach Coordinator, put Katina Smith in touch with CAN-DO Founder, Amy Povah so she could ask if Katina wanted to start a petition for her mother, Minnie Pearl Thomas who is #4 on the CAN-DO Read the rest

CAN-DO in Mother Jones about Pres. Obama’s clemencies

CAN-DO Founder, Amy Ralston Povah was squirming in her seat during the White House convening on Women in Prison on 3/30/2016 because she had just dropped off her dear friend, Angie Jenkins, who she’d served time with at FCI Dublin … Read the rest

Quentin Adams – LIFE – Received Clemency

Quentin c. Adams #30519-044
dob: 6-11-77
age: 38
children: 4 in toal 1boy and 3 girls
sentence: life
release date: none
started sentence on: 6-15-05
served: 12 actual years
priors: 1st degree robbery and 1st degree assault in 1994 when … Read the rest

D’Shanna Randall – 45 years – NOW FREE due to First Step Act

Name: D’Shanna Randall #50745-083
DOB: May 10th 1970
Age: 49
Children: 1 Karen Leigh Jimmison
Charge: Possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine
Sentence: to 49 1/2 years, with 2 pt reduction 44 years 7 months
Release date: January … Read the rest

Michael Yandal thanks Pres. Obama for granting his clemency on 3/30/16

Email from Michael Yandal thanking God and President Obama, in that order. 
First of all, I just want to give all the glory to God. I know it was him, speaking through my mother, who has constantly kept me motivated … Read the rest

Clemency recipient Robert Anderson calls CAN-DO staff Malik King and Amy Povah

Congratulations to Robert and his daughter Anna!

Message from Robert to CAN-DO Prison Outreach Coordinator, Malik King:


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